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Thread: My Estate Sale HAUL

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    My Estate Sale HAUL

    I just had to share my estate sale haul SQ(single quilter) died without a crafty family member to leave all her goodies to! They were literally giving stuff away. I stopped them from the biggest travesty of selling her artisan quilts for $20 each...I just about cried when I heard they had sold about $4000 worth of quilts for $400... I help them price out what the remaining stuff was worth, so they gave me an excellent deal.Name:  2012-09-02_19-44-34_978.jpg
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    Not shown are teh quilt racks, planning board or Quilt Frame. So excited!! lol
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    Lucky you and lucky them that you were able to help get things priced more correctly.
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    it's too bad about the SQ, but you were well-rewarded for your assistance
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    Wow!! Some of the books I consider quilting classics!!

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    So sorry to hear that SQ passed away , but lucky you came aloneand helped them , and you made a nice haul!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Wonderful for you, and a huge money saving help for them! Being a good person pays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY View Post
    Wonderful for you, and a huge money saving help for them! Being a good person pays!
    Yeah..I'm going to be having words with the 'lady' who bought the quilts, she knew how much those were worth and didn't say a penny and when she asked if $20 was reasonable she said "I think so"....It's one thing haggle and get something cheap...but to me that was just dishonest...not something I could have done..although I will be taking the embroidery machine off their hands for pennies on the dollar, but I did tell them what it was worth on ebay before we settled on a price!

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    First of all, let me commend you for having the honesty and integrity to assist the family members by being up front with them on pricing. And then a big WHOOP of excitement for your haul.

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    You did a wonderful thing, makes me proud to be a quilter!

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    all l can say is wow

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    What a haul!!!!! When it comes to that, im never in the right place.

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    Kudos to you for helping them out! Honesty and integrity always win out!
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    Good job ... both with the haul and for helping them out.

    The Bachman book alone is worth a fortune ... out of print and currently selling for a few hundred bucks.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    It looks like you are all set for a long winter of quilting and reading.

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    WOW that was quite the haul and so nice of you to help them....................

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    You are to be commended for not taking advantage of the situation and infact helped to correct their pricing. Nice haul! This should keep you busy! at least for awhile.

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    I think I"m turning GREEN! lol j/k Looks like a fantastic haul! Nice of you to help them out, too.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    The Bachman book alone is worth a fortune ... out of print and currently selling for a few hundred bucks.
    Wow...ok, didn't know that!! wow...

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    A win/win situation. A great haul!
    Helen T.

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    Lucky you! What a great haul.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    so sad that she did not have anyone tha was more interested and goo haul for you. use it in good heealth

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    WOW! I have never seen such a huge haul from one sale before. Blessings to you for helping the estate price items more appropriately. I am sure the person(s) that bought the quilts is saying they got the deal of a life time right now and not thinking about whether it was honest or not. I think that perhaps the family sold to you not just because of your honesty and integrity, but because their loved one's things were going to someone that cared about her passion as much as she did and they wanted YOU to have them. I know that would be how I'd feel.

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    Good for you being honest. How sad that those treasures were about given away.

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    Very nice haul. Always some slug to take advantage of people, I'm so glad you came along and helped them with pricing the quilts. Sounds like you made out like a bandit.
    Another Phyllis
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    Woof, Woof, you luck dog you! You have a full fall and winter season of quilt supplies and ideas to explore!

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