How do you calculate incremental increases?

It all depends on the estimated value of an item. for example:

items that start bidding for 10$ have incremental increases of 1$.

items that start bidding for 100$ have incremental increases of 10$

items that start bidding for 1000$ have incremental increases of 100$

Its very simple! in some cases the rates may be different depending on the item and the clients needs.

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How we get the word out to locals?

After your items are cataloged, an auction date is set at which point our team starts promoting the items on several online platforms, clients can also feel free to share the auction link on social media to garner a greater number of bidders.

Enter the internet!

Dynamic ads give us our competitive edge; these are targeted ads for people looking for certain things. for example, if someone searches for an item in Google, if it is related to something in our sale in their area they will start to see ads for our company or the Downsizesale auction results for the item they’re trying to buy. So, if they search for ‘cars for sale’, Google knows where they’re searching from, it knows that we have an auction going on in their area right now and that there is cars in our auction. This will ensure that it is a result on Google’s first page

Why was I outbid by an amount less than the minimum increment?

Since all bidders have the ability to place a Bid, you may occasionally find that you have been outbid by an amount that does not seem correct. For example, if your Bid was $8, yet you lost an item to another buyer who won for $10, here’s why: At 12:01 PM, Lot 1 is at $4. At 12:30 PM, Bidder 1 (yourself) places a Bid for $8. Bidding continues and at 12:45 PM, lot 1 is at $7. At 12:46 PM, Bidder 2 places a Bid of $10. Bidder 2’s bid is accepted since it is above the $2 minimum increment at the time (since the lot was at $8), and it also outbids your bid of $10. As another example, if you place a Bid of $25 when lot 2 is at $15, why did the bid jump to $23.50?The other bidder had a $22.50 Bid which is why when you put in the $25 Bid, it jumped to the next $1 increment from the $22.50 Bid to $23.50.

Be smart!

Is Downsizesale different from Kijiji or craigslist?

Downsizesale manages the whole sale process for you, we have a team of professionals specially trained for this task. Downsizesale  does everything including cataloging, photography, marketing and billing. We market your items. our buyers (who are collectors, antique dealers, resellers and people looking for things that interest them). All you have to do is tell us what you want to sell. You don’t have to deal with the individual buyers over e-mail, phone and in-person when you list things with Craigslist or Kijiji. With Downsizesale, you deal with one professional team from start to finish, we are a one stop shop.

its just simple!

What is my items worth?

There is no way to tell what an item will be worth. items worth is usually based on a few factors including:

  • Rarity & Condition
  • Antiques & memorabilia
  • Authentic collectibles

You can also download a google search by images to figure out your items value.

When the price is right!

Is there a disposal fee?

At the moment we offer no disposal fees, as any abandoned or forgotten items are returned back to the seller. but, the buyer may be at risk of being suspended from future bidding. you can also request that we handle unsold items in advance, we can attempt to have the items given away or donated first to avoid making the situation troublesome , and the buyer has to pick up there items. Please contact Downsizesale at if you have any questions.


What does the downsizesale contract involve?

This is an agreement to give Downsizesale the authority to sell your items for a fee on your behalf. it details the responsibilities of the participating parties and a time-line of task completion based on our proven model.

Lets get started!