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TWO SALES IN THE VILLAGE
THIS FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!

By: Matt McNeil On: June 28, 2015

We’ve two great sales for this Fourth of July weekend,
and they’re just 3 doors apart from each other in The Village!
The first sale? That of Richard Kleffman (long-time instructor
at Trinity School, in the OKC public school system, and Westminster)
and Mr. Kenneth Benton, long-time director of Carpenter Square Theatre.
The second sale? That of Mrs. Laura Benton.
50% OFF EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE REMAINING HONDA CRV ON SATURDAY!

The first sale? 2228 Vineyard Boulevard.
The second sale? 2212 Vineyard Boulevard.
No parking allowed along Vineyard Blvd. itself.
Violators may be ticketed or towed.
Please park legally instead along adjacent streets.
(See placards in preview pics for clarification.)
Both sales will open at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Friday, 3 July.
(Numbers for orderly admission handed out at each sale
from 8:00 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
Customers will be admitted at each house
in increments of 25 until the crowds die down.)
On Saturday, the Fourth of July?
Again, we’ll hand out numbers for orderly admission from 8:00 a.m.
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.
and close promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Police officer on site throughout sale.
Dealer? Decorator? You must submit a copy of your
current and valid tax exemption permit, else sales tax
will be charged. (Absolutely no exceptions.)
Cash or credit only — no checks.
No test drives on either vehicle until after 11:00 a.m. Friday.
Serious car buyer? You must have payment ready on Monday
and meet an agent of McNeil Liqudations at either Windsor
or Classen Tag Agency to transfer title.
$250.00 deposit on the weekend required on either car to hold until Monday.
Both homes equipped with monitored security systems.

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Comments

Andy Howe says:

I always enjoy these e-mails…..Matt, hope to see you at these events

Lizzie says:

Matt-
Thanks for commenting on the email problems with Verizon. I thought I was the only one who had the problem. It was extremely distressing when on 2 Friday’s I couldn’t open up the email ( on my iphone) for addresses! I have since started taking screen shots and used those to find the sales!

    Matt McNeil says:

    We’re just so glad it’s been resolved, Ms. Baxter! 🙂

    See you Friday in The Village?

    Best regards,
    Matt

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Debbie Scrutchfield says:

The statement you made about guidelines on signs in The Village were totalt out of line. You sound like a snob and do it my way or the highway. Won’t be going to the sales because of the comments you made. Shame on you.

    Matt McNeil says:

    Dear Ma’am:

    I’m sorry if we gave offense or came off as snobbish in our comments about The Village’s signage policy, but I’d really like you to understand why I said what I said on the website.

    For years now, the city of The Village has insisted upon treating professionally conducted estate sales as though they were mere garage sales.

    We professional estate liquidators have never been allowed to use our expensive, professionally made signs in The Village, and have been forced to use small plastic garage sale signs instead there. The signs in question are a) difficult to see and b) misleading.

    We — unlike garage sale proprietors, the vast majority of whom routinely disobey the law — bring thousands of dollars tax revenue into The Village, as well as in every other municipality in which we work. Whether we like having to collect and remit sales taxes or not, folks often forget that our cities run largely on a mixture of sales taxes and property taxes. Like it or not, this is an issue of great importance.

    Professional estate liquidators also pay close attention to traffic patterns and parking through both our on-site police officers and their ability to watch from the front and call in violations as necessary.

    We don’t run “garage sales,” Ma’am, nor have we ever, and have been asking The Village’s City Council for YEARS now to change its demeaning and distinctly anti-business policy vis-a-vis signage.

    I’ve heard from two city councilmen in The Village in the last two days, and it seems as though they’re finally going to introduce a measure to differentiate between professionally conducted estate liquidations and, well, commonplace and often ill-run garage sales.

    I’ve talked to Jody Kerr and other colleagues in the area about this subject, and they are in agreement with me one hundred percent — they, too, wish to see the current municipal code in The Village changed. (As things stand, our customers often have difficulty finding us without our large and colorful signage.)

    Jody has approached Village leaders in the past, but to no avail.

    I hope that my current efforts to get my customers to contact the City Council, though, will finally have the intended effect.

    Again, I’m sorry if I came off as snobbish in my comments, or gave offense in any way.

    I was very upset earlier this week, and may have been a touch strident when I placed information about our efforts to change municipal code when I created that placard and placed it on EdmondEstateSales.com.

    We’ve had similar issues with onerous and absurdly written signage policies in Harrah, Del City, Moore, and Midwest City — all make it very, very difficult for professional estate liquidators to conduct business in a professional manner and (thus) make them, the municipalities in question, more sales tax revenue in the process. (It simply makes no sense!)

    We are businesspeople, Ma’am, and we work very hard to make a living, that’s all.

    I don’t believe that we, the folks who bring tax revenue while others flout Oklahoma law, should be hobbled by a municipal code that’s been tailored only to those who conduct (!) garage sales. Ijust not right and it’s just not fair, and I intend to continue to ask others to help me change the current code about estate sale signage in The Village.

    Yours is the only complaint we’ve received about the placard; I’ve had at least twenty other customers (as well as three different liquidators) call or write thanking me for trying to get this onerous code changed in The Village.

    Whatever the case, I certainly didn’t mean to offend you, nor anyone else — I was simply trying to get citizens to act through the democratic process and help me get the current municipal code in The Village changed for the better.

    I wish you well, and hope to continue to see you at our sales.

    Feel free to call me if you’d like to discuss this matter further. I can be reached at (405) 820-2814 at any time of the day or night.

    Best regards,
    Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP

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Denise Dunn says:

Love, love, love your emails!! Love the design of your web page and the cute retro photos! Bright spot in my day to open your email and see what’s new!!

    Matt McNeil says:

    Thank you for the extremely kind words, Denise — you just made us all smile!

    We’ll see you Friday at 2228 Vineyard Boulevard and 2212 Vineyard Boulevard in The Village!

    Fond regards,
    M

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Katy says:

Matt, what time does the sale end today (Friday)?

    Matt McNeil says:

    The sale ended today at 3:00 p.m., Katy.

    Numbers for orderly admission will be handed out from 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, 4 July, at both houses.

    Both sales will open at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, and both will close promptly at 1:00 p.m.

    We have very little left to sell, but there are still some great bargains to be had.

    We hope to see you on Saturday!

    Best regards,
    Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP

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cathy miller says:

Is the second Michi Susan piece (black and gold) still for sale? I did not see it when I was there yesterday afternoon. If so, can you tell me the price? Regards, Cathy

    Matt McNeil says:

    Hi, Cathy:

    The Michi Susan piece you’re referring to sold yesterday (Friday) morning.

    We’ll see you in Chickasha the third weekend in July!

    Best regards,
    Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP
    http://www.EdmondEstateSales.com

sam ijaz says:

Could you tell me what the two cars sold for….
many thanks!

Sam Ijaz

    Matt McNeil says:

    Dear Sir:

    The Honda CRVs sold for $22,950.00 and $20,000.00, respectively.

    Best regards,
    Matt McNeil, ISA CAPP
    http://www.EdmondEstateSales.com