Estate-buyers open warehouse to the public this week

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">John and Tracey Aleman, owners of Annex Marketplace in Wilmington, Delaware, buy furniture and household items from estates, people redecorating, and downsizers.  They hold twice monthly sales, the next one runs from Thursday May 7 through Saturday May 9.</span></div>
May 6, 2009 10:10:45 AM PDT
John and Tracy Aleman spend most of their workdays cleaning out other people's homes. They buy furniture and other household items from estates or from people who are down-sizing or redecorating.

They store what they buy in a 9,000-square-foot warehouse in Wilmington. And twice a month, they open the warehouse doors for a giant sale.

This month's sale starts on Thursday, May 7, 2009 and runs through Saturday, May 9, 2009. There, you'll be able to find deals like these:
A cut-glass lamp for $28
A china hutch for $95
A pair mod swivel chairs for $48 each
A Rowe armchair and ottoman for $225
A dining set -- including the table, six upholstered chairs and a leaf -- for $685

There are works of art, beds, carpets, appliances and more.

In the back of the warehouse, there's a bargain area -- filled with small tools and items that didn't sell right away.

There, we found a 43-piece set of dishes for $5, and a vintage Virginia House maple dresser and mirror for $250.

To preview this month's sale, get directions and sign up for The Annex Marketplace's mailing list, click here.

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