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Newsletter for the weeks of Dec 18 and 25!

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Newsletter for the weeks of December 18 and 25, 2013 (Yes! our weeks start on Wednesday)

Highlights this week:  Store info, reminders, updates and previews

The BumblePuppy Family sincerely wishes everyone a happy and cheer filled holiday season.  We have enjoyed getting to know you better this year and are looking forward to offering you great treasures in the year to come!

Reminder:  The store will be closed from Dec 23-Jan 1.  We will reopen on Jan 2, 2014

Gift certificates make great Christmas Presents!

Upcoming Sales



    • Armory Place Oshkosh-
    • nice clean home full of items.  
    • Pictures will be updated THIS WEEKEND.  Check out the website Events tab or blog for information.  www.bumblepuppysales.com
  • Jan 9  Thursday Night Auction
    • Doors open at 5:00, Auction starts at 6:00.  This auction will be called by Robert Loderbauer Wisconsin Auctioneer #206.  Bob has been running and calling auctions for over 20 years. We are excited that he is willing to work with us in developing our Thursday night auctions.
    • Our auction will contain a great mix of items from area estates.  We will also have many box lots to choose from.  We will have pictures and specific item lists up soon.  There are lots of great deals to be had so if you are a bargain hunter, resaler or just like incredible deals this auction is for you!  Be advise, this auction will move fast.  Start flexing your arms and hands, you'll need to use them.
    • We have moved the auction out of the cold back room and into the large open space which is much warmer.  We will also have limited food offerings during the auction.  We will be offering donuts, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, hot dogs, brats and chips.
    • 613 Westhill Blvd Appleton, WI  Wisconsin Registered Auction Company 458-53.  Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC hires a Wisconsin licensed caller for each auction.  Caller license and registration information will be posted online and available at the store and auction location during the week of the auction.  Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC reserves the right to replace the caller in the event of an illness, emergency, etc.  Information presented day of sale takes precedence over printed information. 
    • Future auction dates at this location:  Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 10.  We will more than likely add additional auction dates as we progress.  
    • Terms: Cash, credit card or Preapproved check.  All items to be paid for and removed the day of sale.  All items sold as-is and all sales final.  Not responsible for accidents or items after sold.  Nothing to be removed until paid for.  Announcements day of sale take precedence over public information and any prior printed material.  10% buyers premium applies to all bids.  
    • Bumble Puppy Sales, LLC Registered Auction company #458-53. Robert Loderbauer Registered Auctioneer #206
    • Why is there a buyer's premium?  Overhead.  Plain and simple.  The buyer's premium helps ensure we can keep offering items at these great deals.  We have to pay to rent a hall, set everything up and have other expenses.  The buyer's premium helps us be able to offer you these auctions.  Thank you for your consideration.
  • Jan 10-11: Oshkosh Estate Sale
    • large lake home filled with treasures.  
    • Large mid century toy collection, many still new in package as the owner had previously owned a toy store.
    • Check the website this weekend for pictures and additional information.
  • Jan 11-12: January Indoor Flea Market
  • Jan 17-18: Ripon Sale
  • Jan 24-25: Potential Town of Ellington Estate Sale
  • Feb 6:  Thursday night Auction
  • Feb 8-9 February WInter Flea Market

Please note the BumblePuppy Store will be closed from Dec 23- Jan 1 for deep cleaning and the holidays.  We will reopen on Jan 2.  We MAY still be able to accommodate some prescheduled drop offs, deliveries and pickups during this time.  Please schedule these in advance.

Gift certificates make great Christmas Presents!

Other news and announcements:

  1. Bumble Puppy is hiring.  Bumblepuppy is hiring a FULL TIME POSITION.  Persons applying need to be available to work almost every Friday, Saturday, Monday in addition to two other rotating days.  Most weeks will average 40 hours.  Some weeks will be more (so the applicant needs to be able to work overtime) and others may be less.  The average hours worked per week during a year will be 40.  We are seeking people with a positive attitude that can lift at least 50 pounds, be on their feet all day and have availability during the weekdays and also possibly some weekends.  job responsibilities would include customer service in the store, estate sale set up, store set up, etc.  Strong customer service skills are a must.  Knowledge of antiques and collectibles pricing a bonus, design and decorating skills also desired. The ability to list a minimum of 4 items on ebay per hour also desired.  Computer skills are helpful as we move into additional online sales. If you are looking for an interesting full time job, this may be for you.  Be warned that this is hard work and not all estates are created the same.  This is not a job where you will be sitting.  This is not a job where you will be digging for treasure.  This is not a job where you will be able to stay clean on a daily basis.  This is not a job for the feint of heart or for those who may run in fear of rodents.  Pay $9-$13 an hour depending upon experience.  Apply at the store or send letter of interest and resume to bumblepuppysales@gmail.com.  At this time BumblePuppy is unable to offer health insurance.  Full time employees receive holiday pay in addition to other benefits.  This position will be added to the team in January or February.
  2. We are looking for bulk buyers for clothing and books.  Purchase by the garbage bag for clothes and by the box for books.  These are not smelly/yucky items.  They are in good condition.
  3. We could use some boxes and bags.  If you have extra bags and boxes laying around and you can bring them to us, we would appreciate it.
  4. As always, if you refer an estate to us and we end up doing an onsite sale at the house, you will receive a $100 referral bonus!  We just need to know who referred the customer to us!
  5. Cleanouts!  Interested in getting a lot of merchandise for a bulk price?  We are looking for people to give us a quote on cleaning out estate sale leftovers from some of our estate sales.  If you are interested in being on our list, please contact us!
  6. BumblePuppy received our Auction House license this.  We are excited to offer this new sales venue.  We are working on our online sales platform as we speak and will soon offer online auctions as well as weeknight and possible other special auctions.
  7. We are seeking guest bloggers!  Do you have a passion for collecting, antiques, decorating, junking, etc!  Please let us know.  Guest bloggers receive a BumblePuppy coupon as well as recognition on our blog and links back to your own blog, business or page!
  8. Gift certificates make great Christmas Presents!


Did you know you can connect with BumblePuppy online?

We have three facebook accounts:

Our twitter feeds can be accessed at:      https://twitter.com/bumblepuppy 

If you are interested in reading past newsletters they can be accessed on mailchimp here:      http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=c714795043305dcb458531697&id=155e72da5b  There is also an RSS feed that you can link to your browser or device to get additional access to newsletters if email is not your preferred delivery method!

BumblePuppy uses other social media platforms as well.  Did you know we offer a FourSquare discount?  Congratulations to Alyssa M. for being our current Mayor.  She's checked in two times in sixty days.  You can be the mayor if you check in more often!  Mayors receive 5% off!   Check in with FourSquare to see what the heck this is...      https://foursquare.com/v/bumblepuppy-sales/4eb46ed78b81a81f901e9d47

We are on Pinterest too!  We have a pretty extensive board dealing with fabulous ways to upcycle and repurpose old things.  If you are interested, give it a look!      http://www.pinterest.com/bumblepuppy/repurposed/

Gift certificates make great Christmas Presents!

Flea Market Info

FREE Admission and Parking

The BumblePuppy Winter Flea Markets are in their third year. We have room for over 50 vendors at our market and are often completely full. Vendors are selling a variety of wares including antiques, collectibles, baked goods, new items, garage sale items, junk, repurposed objects, as well as direct sales vendors like Avon, Pampered Chef and more. Vendors change each month. If you’d like to sign up to be a vendor, please check out our vendor page.

Janel Bedor (920) 213-0927

BumblePuppy Sales

621 Westhill Blvd
Appleton, WI 54914

Flea Market Vendors

Click here to signup for Flea Market Vendor Emails

Flea Market Sign Up Form

You can pay by paypal.  See the paypal payment link info on the bottom of the page at     http://bumblepuppysales.com/services/flea-markets

Gift certificates make great Christmas Presents!



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