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Beth Winkler found this goat cart at an estate sale for a third of the price of similar pieces she’d seen.
Photographed and Styled by Gridley + Graves.

Avid estate-sale shopper Beth Winkler of Weirsdale, Florida, shares the following tips for getting a great deal:

1. View the items for sale on the estate-sale company’s website in advance.
2. Arrive early on the first day if you have your eye on a particular item.
3. Go on the second and third days for the best prices—typically, merchandise is discounted 25 percent on the second day and 50 percent on the third day.

Read more about Beth Winkler and her home in the article “Americana Overhaul” in the July 2020 issue of Country Sampler.