My wife is an estate planning and elder law attorney, and her and I have had this discussion numerous times. Neither of us can understand these estate sale companies that come in and put the prices sky high for the stuff they're selling. They should be below market value. The whole point of an "estate" sale is just that, an individual has passed and his/her estate needs to be liquidated. It's not like, "oh no big deal. I'll just keep it if I don't get top dollar". Estate taxes need to be filed, beneficiaries are entitled to their share of the total value of the estate, which includes residuals. Simply put, this shit needs to sell. So buyers at an estate sale are actually providing a service to the estate in helping to liquidate it. In exchange, they get a good deal on whatever it is they're buying. That's the quid pro quo. It's a win-win. So whatever company handled this sale did a disservice to the people that hired them. Hopefully this stuff ends up in the hands of people who will enjoy it, and that the estate is able to efficiently liquidate the items.