Right now, there is no shortage of things to buy. At liquidation and estate sales, buyers are purchasing the small less expensive items. There isn’t a whole lot of cash out there to buy non-essentials.
When liquidators tell people what cash they should expect to get for their items, they say take what you paid for it (or what it has been appraised at for insurance purposes) and remove a zero from the end,
That sounds rough but that’s the reality. Using that thumb rule, if a lot has been appraised at $6000 by an insurance appraiser, then its cash value today is about $600.