402-350-6740 or 303-907-0793 earthjunk@earthjunk.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please contact us, if your question is not answered.

FAQ

Will you buy my Ethan Allen?

We have limited space available for new inventory. Therefore, we are selectively buying certain pieces or collections. We purchase King headboards and nightstands in all Ethan Allen collections.  We would consider other pieces in County French, Royal Charter, Radius and Farmhouse Pine Collections. Email pictures along with your asking price to earthjunk@earthjunk.com.

Where's EARTHJUNK'S headquarters?

Carriage House 201 US HWY 183 Sargent, Nebraska 68874 is EARTHJUNK’S headquarter. Carriage House is a brick building with white shutters located on the west side of HWY 183. Earthjunk’s Carriage House building is similar in appearance to the 1960’s & 1970’s Ethan Allen storefronts. Carriage House faces east and has a large parking lot in front. The parking lot is located between Jesse Street & Center Street. The Large Blue Sign in front of the building has www.earthjunk.com printed on the bottom line. If driving south on HWY 183 Carriage House is immediately after the Sargent Swimming Pool. If driving north on HWY 183, turn left on Jesse Street and make an immediate left into our parking lot. If you are driving north and drive by the Sargent Swimming Pool, you missed our large building. Carriage House was built as a nursing home but can be easily missed due to the speed allowed on HWY 183.

What are your hours?

Our inventory is available 24 hours a day online. We answer the phone 8 AM to 8 PM CST 365 days a year. We are available 365 days a year 24 hours by appointment. We open when the customer wants to pick up their furniture. A busy Omaha doctor arrived at midnight one Christmas Eve and returned several years later at the same time for another present for his wife. The front door has been unlocked countless times at 5 AM. It is our pleasure, to accommodate buyers travel and timeline plans.  Bottom line, we make any time work if we know in advance.  Appointments are highly recommended, so you do not drive to Sargent, only to find everyone is out of town working another EARTHJUNK job. Occasionally, we are doctoring in Omaha or Lincoln which is an all-day event due to the travel time involved. If you are traveling a distance, please make an appointment

Why do I need an appointment?

Reason 1 We are not in Sargent 365 days a year. Sometimes, the entire EARTHJUNK crew is loading/dispersing an estate in Colorado, Kansas, Iowa or South Dakota. Omaha or Lincoln estates range from an all-day to several days depending on the size.

Reason 2 Not all inventory is quickly accessible. EARTHJUNK’S inventory is dispersed among 7 other buildings. Inventory not in our showrooms at Carriage House takes time to locate and move out of crowded storage areas not accessible to customers.  When you make your appointment, we get the pieces you want to purchase over to Carriage House for your inspection. Carriage House is located right on Highway 183 and features easy access for loading your furniture.

Reason 3  Appointments prevent missed connections. Years ago, Canada buyers drove to Sargent without telling us. We were not even in Nebraska. They were mad and we were sad. We implemented appointment requests at that time to avoid a repeat occurrence. We do not want to disappoint our customers.

 

What is the best way to set up an appointment?

Call John at 402-350-6740 – Cindee at 303-907-0793 or send us an email at earthjunk@earthjunk.com

 

How much do appraisals cost?

We only appraise Ethan Allen & Tell City Chair Company furniture. We base appraisals off sales archives & our library of catalogs. Appraisals are for online retail value. Retail value is different than resell value.

Appraisals document replacement costs for insurance companies, document valuation for income tax purposes when donating furniture to charities (ask with your tax consultant) or establish divorce/estate dispersal.

Appraisals average 3 hours of time for one item and cost 34.99 if purchased directly from EARTHJUNK.  If you have 6 matching chairs, we charge 34.99 for all the matching chairs not $34.99 per chair.  We reduce the appraisal per item charge for dining room, living room or bedroom suites. Email for details if you have entire sets. We do not purchase items we appraise.

Will you appraise my items for free?

No.We do usually pay for 1 to 3 hours of the actual cost to appraise. Appraisals take 2 to 6 hours start to finish. The employee that enjoys this job, does not work for free. We do not make money on this service. We break even if the appraisal is finished In 2 hours. Past 2 hours, we absorb the cost to assist our customer with problems we all experience at some point in life’s journey.