I Helped a California Elderly Lady Pack For a Texas Move and She Gave Me $15,000 in Antique China

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Talking to strangers has always put me in an advantageous position. You would be surprised at the new friends, business opportunities, and right-place, right-time situations that have come my way from simply saying "hello".


Recently, I connected with this elderly lady widow who was moving to Texas to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.


Before moving to Texas, she had to sell two magnificent, Sierra Nevada foothills homes belonging to her and her deceased father.


A local Broker/Realtor sold both homes and probably made a significant commission on selling two homes with an average appraised value of $500,000 each.


What's shocking to me is the lack of support from the Broker/Realtor to help this elderly move. I do not like throwing shade on people's actions but this Broker/Realtor acted selfishly in my opinion.


The Broker/Realtor could have contributed $3,000 to hiring some guys to pack the U-Haul truck. But this did not happen.


Please click HERE to read about Tepco China origin and history in the San Francisco Bay Area.


The lady I moved had a lot of personal items such as furniture, table, file cabinets, kitchenware, etc. The lady asked me if I wanted a few items she did not want to pack. The Tepco china was one of the items.


She had four 24" x 24" boxes of china which I accepted. The lady did tell me the china was used in famous Lake Tahoe restaurant back in the 1960's and the china was in her family for two generations. The lady is around 72 years old.


After the move and bringing the Tepco china home, I began to research Tepco's history. The china is considered antiques because Tepco had a great reputation in the El Cerrito, Berkeley and Oakland communities.


For this china to be this old and look like new is a credit to the quality and craftmanship of products America used to deliver to consumers.


I want to sell the Tepco china to recover moving labor charges. I have no sentimental attachment to the china. However, if I cannot sell the china, it will be quite an addition to my family's estate.


The weight of the 68-piece set is close to 80 pounds. I can deliver the china to anyone living anywhere near the San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Petaluma or Redding communities. For an additional fee, I can deliver the china anywhere on the West Coast. I definitely do not want to put this china in the mail. It's too precious.


Asking price is $4,000. Interested parties can contact me, Rick Nappier, at (726) 999-0999.


Thanks for reading this article and listening to this podcast episode.


Rick, CEO





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