Estate Sales Made Easy at Legacies Upscale Resale

July 26, 2021

When you find yourself needing to dispose of a large number or variety of previously-treasured household items, it can be tricky figuring out what has true market value and what should go to Goodwill.

If you have an entire estate to settle or are moving or downsizing, we can do a site visit to evaluate the pieces you want to sell/donate (furniture initially priced at less than $25, jewelry initially priced at less than $15 and other items initially priced at less than $10 are automatically considered donated and not consigned).

We’ll help you set prices and find transport. Then, our volunteer staff will present the items attractively in our large, beautiful store. You split the earnings with Cancer Support Community (CSC), our beneficiary.

The process is much simpler–and less time-consuming–than an estate sale.

We also work with people preparing for an estate sale–to help with pricing–and those who have already held a sale to help them determine what to do with items that did not sell.

There is no charge to open an account at Legacies, so it is always worth giving us a try to find new owners for items you no longer want or need. We set prices, based on our sales experience and research, that will maximize both your and CSC’s income.

What sells

  1. Home goods such as kitchenware, mirrors, lamps and decorative items.
  2. Furniture: You can send us pictures of your furniture, or bring pictures into the store. After determining whether your items meet our requirements, you will be responsible for moving the furniture to Legacies–but we can provide a list of movers who work with us.
  3. Jewelry, particularly high-end vintage items in excellent condition.
  4. Boutique items such as name-brand purses, scarves, and belts.
  5. Framed Art of all types, particularly by well-known local or national artists.
  6. Holiday-Themed Items like china, tea services, tablecloths, cloth napkins, centerpieces and wreaths.

Where the money goes

CSC logoWe exist to help individuals fighting cancer. One hundred percent of donation proceeds go to CSC. Consignment proceeds are split 50/50 between you and Cancer Support Community.

For nearly 30 years, CSC has been enhancing the lives of people in the local community with free support and services to improve quality of life and survivorship. They provide non-medical care to anyone with any type or stage of cancer, and to their family. The goal is to support a holistic, patient-active approach to wellness.

For 25 years, we have been supporting CSC’s 200 monthly programs that complement conventional medical care, enhance quality of life, strengthen survivor care, improve recovery, and facilitate better communication with medical teams.

What we don’t take

  • Mattresses
  • Large appliances
  • Gym equipment
  • Electronics
  • Textiles (except holiday-themed)
  • Rugs
  • Unframed art
  • Rocking chairs
  • Pianos

We do not accept drop-offs; merchandise is accepted by appointment only.

The Consignment Process

First, you and Legacies sign a Consignor Contract. We provide insurance for items priced at $1,500 or more.

Items stay on the floor for 60 days. Those that do not sell within 30 days are marked down 15 percent. You may pick up unsold items at any time during the 60-day period. If an item does not sell within 60 days, and it not picked up (after we notify you), it will be considered donated.

Every 30 days, you receive 50% of your items’ net proceeds via mailed check.

For more information about Legacies, email us at [email protected]. To set an appointment for us to visit you, or for you to bring in merchandise or show us photos in person, please email [email protected].