I've seen posts that mention estate sales and I found a post on estate sale experiences/good finds but nothing on the basics. So what are the A to Zs of estate sales? How do you find them? When is the best time to go? What do they most commonly have at the sales? Are there items that should/shouldn't be bought there (good deal vs overpriced items)? Different areas of the country that are typically good/bad for sales? Any other advice you can think of would be great - I've never been to one before so it's all new to me.