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RIGHT NOW: Pre-Sale by Appointment Only: Rusti Sterling's home. We must sell some of the wall-to-wall furniture to make room where we can go in and do our work. Till we clear some of the large items out, we can't do a thing. Please click the tab to your left "Future Sale" to see 17 pictures and information on the furnishings available now. Thanks! -Eddie
Next Sale Address to be Announced - We're working on it now. It's not Rusti's sale mentioned above, but a different one.
Dates: Thursday, August 31 From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, September 1 From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 2 From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We will begin handing out numbers on opening day at 9:00 p.m. One number per person. Initial entry will be 40. As two leave, two get in. If you are not present when your number is called, you lose your place but may obtain a new number. This is because someone has come after you, received a number, and has stood in line. I didn't make the rules. Our shoppers did. This system is completely designed by you, our customers.
We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards. We do not accept Discover.
Please read our rules:
1) Bring your own help to load heavy items. We are unable to help.
2) Larger items have removable price tags. Pull the tag and hand to any worker who will mark the item "SOLD." Please put your name and phone number on the sold tag. Please do not take a tag off and carry it around "while you decide." That may cost us a sale. And it may cost you a purchase. If a customer asks me about an item without a price tag, and nobody fesses up to have chosen it, I will sell it to the one making the inquiry.
When you remove a tag from an item, you will be required to follow through on your purchase. Further, please do not carry items around "while you decide." As you empty your carry bag to the cashier, you may decide against one item, but not several. You will be required to follow through on your purchase.
3) Keep young children by your side. We don't allow children to run loose. We encourage you to take whiny kids outside so they do not disburb others.
4) Prior to the sale, we are unable to accept phone calls and/or e-mails regarding price, size, etc. A team puts a sale together, and I probably don't know the answer. That's what you come to the sale for.
5) We are unable to let you claim items prior to the sale. We operate on a level playing field. Shoppers who have patiently stood in line expect to find the pictured items in the home. Our customers' biggest complaints against other liquidators is waiting to get in, only to find an item gone. Those liquidators allow their "pets" in early. We don't. Your money is just as good as someone else's. So again, we play on a level playing field.
6) In many cases we have a holding table, enabling you to go for more items. Please take only what is yours from this table. We have a basket of cloth shopping bags inside the door of every sale. We encourage you to take one and to carry your items around with you. People do steal from the holding table, and we are unable to control it.
7) Please respect neighbors by not blocking their drive or mailbox. Use our driveway only for loading, as some of us must come and go during the sale.
8) Ladies: You don't need purses the size of luggage. You hog limited space and bump into our merchandise and into others. You block traffic. You raise suspicion.
Thank you for shopping with Access to the Past, specializing in finer estates at very realistic prices. We have conducted more sales per year during the past 11 years than any other liquidation company in Lubbock. Thanks for your referrals and for making us Number One year after year.
Details of August 31 sale will be announced here, probably around August 29.