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Making Sales to Make Customers

To be in the auction business long, we understand that you need to have equal parts of respect for our sellers who wants top dollar for their items and our buyers who like a deal. To earn that respect in return from both sets of customers, we focus on running the best auction we can and providing a great experience in working with Central Treasures.

 

For our sellers, we believe providing a great experience means:

  • free consultations to assess what you’re interested in selling

  • no upfront or hidden fees

  • friendly service

We’ve included information on common consignor questions below, but feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Common Seller Questions

 

What services do you offer?

How do I consign items?

Will you pick up my items to put in consignment?

What items are accepted for consignment?

What items are not accepted for consignment?

What are your consignment fees?

Can I set up a reserve on my item/s listed?

What if my item/s do not sell?

Are my consigned items protected by insurance to cover loss or damage? 

When and how will I receive a consignment check?

Will you buy my items outright?

What services do you offer?

Central Treasures is pleased to offer a diverse range of online auction and estate sale services for customers within the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma regions.

  • online consignment auctions

  • specialty whole collections online auctions

  • firearm consignment auctions

  • firearm services (transfers and special orders)

  • estate sales (both traditional onsite and online auction options)

  • home/personal property liquidation and downsizing

  • business liquidation

  • retirement home resettlement auctions

  • barn and attic cleanout

  • legal/court mandated property liquidation

  • appraisals

Please contact Central Treasures to set up a free consultation.

How do I consign items?

Consigning items is easy! Central Treasures has competitive industry consignment rates and provides you with a number of consignment options to meet your needs. 

It’s as easy as:

  1. contacting us to schedule a time to meet at our location to assess items for drop off, or;

  2. scheduling a time to meet offsite at your home or wherever your items are stored to assess the items and determine a pick up date.

Please review our “Services Offered” and contact us today to make your consignment arrangements.  We are always looking for quality consignments. 

Will you pick up my items to put in consignment?

Yes. Central Treasures provides a number of customer consignment options to include picking up your items.

Please see consignment fee FAQ for more information. 

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What items are accepted for consignment?

We accept a wide array of quality merchandise to include, but not limited to below items.

  • antiques

  • collectibles

  • guns

  • gun accessories (ammunition, holsters, magazines/clips, scopes)

  • coins

  • knives

  • full collections

  • militaria (swords, bayonets, helmets and headgear, uniforms, medals, firearms, daggers, knives, patches, flags, field gear)

  • oil and gas memorabilia

  • jewelry

  • gold and sterling silver

  • advertising – (porcelain and neon signs, etc.)

  • primitives

  • collectible glassware and pottery

  • western collectibles (spurs, horse bits, saddles, etc.)

  • arrowheads and Native American artifacts

  • artwork

  • fishing collectibles (lures, rods/reels, accessories, etc.)

  • hunting collectibles (Duck Decoys, Game Calls, Old Ammunition, etc.)

  • taxidermy

  • furniture (antique, vintage and modern)

  • jewelry

  • clocks and radios

  • home decor

  • tools

  • vintage and antique toys

  • vintage stereo equipment, speakers and records

  • automobiles and motorcycles

  • trailers and heavy equipment

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What items are not accepted for consignment?

We do not accept the following items:

  • broken dirty items

  • mattresses

  • box televisions

  • used clothes/shoes

  • perishable food or drink items

What are your consignment fees?

Central Treasures has competitive industry consignment rates and provides a number of consignment options to meet your personal needs. 

 

Commission rates are as low as:

  • 25 percent for scheduled drop offs to our location.

  • 35 percent for items picked up at your location, which are already sorted, boxed and ready to load.

  • 45 percent for items picked up at your location to be sorted and boxed up by Central Treasures staff.

 

High priced items may allow for lower rates than the above structure depending on quality, quantity, overall value, etc.  Please contact Central Treasures for a free consultation.  

Can I set up a reserve on my item/s listed?

Placing a reserve on an item is not common or recommended.  However, there are certain instances where a reasonable reserve may be considered for rare or high-dollar-value items.  It is the consignor’s responsibility to communicate any intentions to place a reserve on an item.  Unless Central Treasures specifically agrees to place a reserve on an item, all items will be placed in the auction with a non-reserve status. 

What if my item/s do not sell?

In the event an item does not sell, the item will be returned to the owner. The owner is responsible for picking up any unsold items or providing disposition instructions “in email or written format” within a timely manner. Under some instances, an item may be relisted in a separate auction at the discretion of Central Treasures on a case by case basis. 

Are my consigned items protected by insurance to cover loss or damage? 

Yes.  Central Treasures maintains property insurance for consigned items stored at our location. Items that remain stored offsite by the owner do not fall under this coverage and are the responsibility of the owner.

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When and how will I receive a consignment check?

Central Treasures makes every effort to provide payment to consignors within ten (10) days after auction closing or after all items are paid for.  Consignors have a choice of payment by checks directly mailed to them or to coordinate a date and time to pick up their checks in person.  Consignor can designate their choice upon completion of the consignor agreement.  

Will you buy my items outright?

Possibly so -- Central Treasures will consider on a case by case basis to purchase items outright, including firearms, antiques, militaria and whole collections.

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