How and where to sell a buttload of tools.

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    My friend's hubby died and he left everything to her. Included in "everything" is his garage. Its FULL of tools. Everything one would need to be a home garage mechanic. One wall full of craftman tools (no snapons, unfortunately), but oodles and oodles of every gadget under the sun. This includes this big machine that I had no clue what it was until I asked her. She said you put a fender or a bumper or an engine in it and it blasts all the paint and gunk off. This machine is huge. Anyway..she has the whole garage full of stuff. Man cave stuff. Would it be best to sell it in one lump sum, or piece by piece???

    She also has WWII stuff. Nazi uniform (full of moth holes but the emblems and patches should be worth something), her grandpa's army uniform and helmet, an aviator fuzzy furry helmet sorta thing and various odds and ends. I told her she can't sell the stuff on ebay, but there may be another venue I am not aware of.
     
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    yard sale

    advertise it well
     
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    Use Craig's List.

    Or Angie's List.
     
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    Craigslist

    Or call an auction service...tools go high these days
     
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    Estate sale.

    There's no reason she can't sell the stuff on eBay, although it wouldn't be practical. But she could pick and choose single items and do it, like the Nazi uniform. It doesn't have a body in it does it?
     
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    Angie don't play dat.

    I've stayed away from Craislist for eons. Nuttin' but spam in there.
     
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    Flea markets if she has the time. Craigslist also.


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    Why full of moth holes? They do make moth balls, you know.

    Nazi stuff sells good on ebay.
     
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    An auction is the best advice.
     
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    Brands worth money:

    Snap On
    Vulcan
    Klein
    Xcelite
    Dunlop
    Starrett

    Craftsman is garbage.

    You want to price the stuff individually, if you sell it via estate, or lump sum, you will lose a lot of money. And you want somebody there who knows what the stuff is. No yard sales, Craig's list or some such thing. That big machine was a sandblaster.
     
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