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Online Auctions

Like an Estate Sale, But Way Better!


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We understand the challenges of moving, downsizing, or coping with a family loss. In such trying times, the added burden of selling your unwanted possessions can be overwhelming. Coughlin's is here to help relieve this stress by ensuring a seamless process and maximizing your financial returns. Choosing Coughlin's to oversee your online auction is the best choice for both you and your belongings.​

Online Auctions are similar to traditional estate sales, but with many more benefits!

Online Auctions

Online auctions offer a vast digital marketplace where buyers engage in spirited bidding wars over a diverse range of items, from electronics to collectibles. With a convenient online platform, bidders enjoy a competitive environment where the highest offer secures the item at the auction's close.

Estate Sales

Estate sales are in-person events where a household's belongings are sold to the public. These sales often occur due to various circumstances, such as downsizing, relocation, or the passing of a loved one. Estate sales offer a unique opportunity to discover treasures, including furniture, antiques, and personal items.

Online Auctions Advantages Over Estate Sales

Wider Reach: Online auctions transcend geographical boundaries, reaching buyers from across the globe, unlike estate sales, which are confined to local audiences.

Convenience: Bid from the comfort of your home, eliminating the need to physically attend estate sales and allowing for effortless participation.

Transparency: Our online platform provides real-time updates on bidding activity, ensuring transparency throughout the auction process, a feature not typically available in estate sales.

Maximized Returns: With a larger audience and competitive bidding environment, online auctions often result in higher selling prices, maximizing returns for sellers compared to traditional estate sales.​​

At Coughlin Auctions, we excel in enhancing online auctions, providing a seamless platform for both buyers and sellers. With our expertise and commitment to transparency and convenience, we guarantee an exceptional auction experience every time.

The COUGHLIN Difference

Coughlin's Auctions
Estate Sales 



Coughlin's Auction employs a comprehensive advertising plan that includes both national and local email and social media marketing campaigns. We ensure maximum exposure for every auction by advertising on reputable platforms.



At the conclusion of the auction, you will receive a comprehensive accounting detailing each item and its final selling price. Additionally, you have the option to monitor the auction in real-time as it progresses, with prices remaining visible online throughout the event. After the auction concludes, all prices remain accessible for review on the auction platform.

High Sell

Through Rate

Coughlin's typically boasts an impressive sell-through rate ranging from 90% to 97% at auction. This high sell-through rate translates to more money for you as the seller and fewer items to worry about after the auction concludes.






Auctions introduce competition among bidders, leading to increased bids and driving prices up. Coughlin's facilitates this competitive atmosphere, ensuring sellers achieve optimal returns on their assets.


Coughlin's has a widespread network of buyers spanning across the country, and we offer convenient in-house shipping services (buyers are responsible for covering all associated shipping costs.)


Less Risk





At auction, the market determines the price, effectively eliminating the risk of someone pricing an item incorrectly.


Coughlin's maintains comprehensive insurance coverage to safeguard an auction event. 

COUGHLIN'S Guarantee


Maximum Auction Exposure 

Get a detailed list of your auctioned items and their prices. Monitor live auctions online.


Prompt Settlement

Your items are handled with utmost care and security from signing to auction.


Expertise You Can Trust

Our auction experts provide accurate descriptions and titles for your items,  highlighting their unique features.


Client Privacy

Detailed settlement statements and payment processing within 30 days of sale, subject to agreed terms.


No Cancellation 

Once the contract is signed, we are committed to seeing the process through.


Found Money Policy

Money discovered within an estate is promptly returned to the consignor. 


Transparent Communication

Clear and timely communication throughout the consignment process.


Secure Handling

Your items are handled with utmost care and security from signing to auction.

Hosting Your Online Auction with Coughlin Auction 

A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Contact Coughlin's:

  • Reach out to the nearest Coughlin Auctions location via our website or contact information.

  • Provide details about your estate and your goals for the sale.

2. Consultation and Agreement:

  • Schedule a consultation with our experts to discuss your needs.

  • We'll explain our services and answer any questions you may have.

  • Sign an agreement outlining the terms of the auction.

3. Inventory and Assessment:

  • Create an inventory of items you want to sell.

  • Our team may assess the value of certain items to set appropriate starting bids or reserves.

4. Preparation:

  • We'll prepare your items for sale, following our guidelines.

  • We'll clean, organize, and photograph your items.

5. Listing Creation:

  • We'll provide information and images for listing creation.

  • We'll create attractive listings for each item with detailed descriptions and photographs.

6. Promotion:

  • We'll promote your items in an online auction through various channels to attract potential buyers.

7. Preview Period:

  • Potential buyers will have the opportunity to preview items online or in person.

8. Auction Day:

  • Bidding will commence on the scheduled auction day.

  • Buyers will place bids, and the auction will progress according to the timeline.

9. Closing and Settlement:

  • Once the auction ends, we'll notify winning bidders.

  • We'll handle payment and pickup arrangements and settle your account.

10. Post-Sale Services: - We may offer additional services, such as arranging removal of unsold items.

11. Feedback and Follow-Up: - Provide feedback about your experience and discuss any further assistance needed.

At Coughlin Auctions, we're dedicated to making your online estate sale a success.

Thinking about having an Online Auction?

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Garbage Pail Kids 

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Plated Pocket Watch

Arnex Gold

Have a collection you wish to consign?

“Being an antique store I deal with a lot of things and a lot of people I refer a lot to this company and have nothing negative to say if I could give a 10 star review I would fantastic company wonderful staff do not ask for more”
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