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Warning Of The Week From The Queen Of Estate Sales

Los Angeles magazine writer Dave Gardetta profiled estate sale maven Cynthia Abernethy in our pages in 2010. I'm a big fan of her sales and attend regularly. She's got the best houses, she's always cordial and extremely fair to her regular customers. However, if you break her rules, the hammer comes down. This weeks' choice quote from Cynthia’s Hall Of Shame: " Well this week it is a tie. Monday morning I get a call from my darling client. She is at the bank. One of the twenties I paid her with is counterfeit. So hey thanks to whoever passed that to me on Saturday. Then there is the person who returned to the house on Saturday night and stole the frog shaped doorbell. So exactly how did you do that? Holding a flashlight in your mouth?"