Deleting obsolete pages and avoiding web crawl errors

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I sell a lot of one-of-a-kind items on my website and when something sells I need to delete the page.  I don't want to create a redirect because I could eventually wind up with hundred's of obsolete pages.  I recently became aware of 404's and pages showing up as crawl errors in Google.  Because of pages I have deleted in the past, they show up as crawl errors.  Is there a proper protocol or some kind of workaround for deleting pages so that they don't wind up as crawl errors/404's?
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Posted 3 years ago

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Peter Sauer

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Google will eventually index the pages correctly.
This may also help:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663691?hl=en
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Peter, thank you.  I will check it out.
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Peter Sauer

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One more thing you can do to have Google index or reindex faster is to use the Google webmaster tools crawl  > fetch as Google function
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I'm still learning my way around Google Webmaster but will check that out as well.  Thank you for the suggestions.