Selling

Turn your unwanted items into cash!

Whether you have an entire estate, spare household items, commercial items, or industrial items; our weekly consignment auction will generate you income by selling at auction prices!

Do you have an estate or large number of items you’d like hauled to our facility? We also offer hauling and packing services that cover a large geographical area at an hourly fee. For additional information, please contact Brad Ahlvers at 319.351.8888 or 319.331.9030.

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9 AM to 6 PM
    • Wednesday – 9 AM to Noon
    • Saturday – 9 AM to 3 PM
    • Used Tires and Tires without Rims
    • Old Paint and Chemicals
    • Encyclopedias
    • Magazines from 1960 on
    • Clear Fruit Jars
    • Waterbeds
    • Record Player Combos
    • Floor Console TVs
    • Projection TVs
    • ALL Non-Flatscreen TVs
    • Torn or Stained Furniture
    • Furniture That is Missing Drawers, Legs or Cushions
    • Clothes and Shoes
    • Used Dishwashers
    • Used Electric Motors
    • Old Propane Tanks
    • Pianos and Organs
    • Decorative Tins
    • Coat Hangers
    • Ironing Boards
    • Bowling Balls
    • Christmas Trees
    • Old Baby Cribs
    • Infant and Toddler Car Seats
    • Sewing Machines in Cabinets (We Do Take Treadle Sewing Machines)
    • Florescent Lighting Fixtures
    • Suitcases and Luggage
    • Computers That Are Older Than 5 Years
    • Non-Flatscreen Computer Monitors
    • Textbooks
    • Paperback Books

    Please do not consign appliances or electronics that are not in working order.

If you would rather drop your items off at our facility, visit the cashier booth in the main building. We will need you to fill out a blank consignment sheet with your name, address, phone number, and the list of items you are interested in selling.

If you have quite a few items to sell, there is the option of printing and filling out a consignment sheet directly from the Sharpless Auctions website. We also accept handwritten lists of items.

You will be paid directly from your consignment sheet so please list Furniture, large Appliances and Electronics, and other larger items separately. For smaller collectibles and household items, please generalize by categories such as Glassware, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Decorative Items, Carnival Glass, Precious Moments, Shop Items, Tools, Yard Tools, etc.

Your check can be mailed directly to you or you can pick it up at the auction during business hours. Checks are available the first Friday following the auction. If you have the check mailed to you, they are also sent out that Friday.

EXCEPTION: Anyone who buys a large appliance has it guaranteed to work. The buyer has a week to return the unit and your entire check will be held for one week to the following Friday.

We encourage sellers to bring their consignments Thursdays and Fridays so the items can be set-up by our staff by Saturday. We begin taking photographs on Saturday for publication on our website to be seen by thousands of potential bidders that afternoon. We also continue publishing photos of new consignments brought in on Mondays and Tuesdays. We do not take photos of everything that is consigned, but we attempt to get a flavor of your items.

If you have any questions about selling, feel free to contact our office at 319.351.8888