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Old 06-20-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Default Local place that buys used furniture?

Are there any places around here that buys used furniture and picks them up at your house? I'm talking like beds, sofas, dining table, coffee tables, etc.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Are there any places around here that buys used furniture and picks them up at your house? I'm talking like beds, sofas, dining table, coffee tables, etc.
Post on Craigslist, and put must pick up on it. I have had great success with it over the years.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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How do you screen potential buyers?
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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How do you screen potential buyers?
Screen for what? Just require cash & carry, no holding, first come first served.

If you're worried about wackos coming to your house, there's really no way to screen for that, but I've bought and sold hundreds of things on Craigslist without issue.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: charleston
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Screen for what? Just require cash & carry, no holding, first come first served.

If you're worried about wackos coming to your house, there's really no way to screen for that, but I've bought and sold hundreds of things on Craigslist without issue.
I agree.. I mean sometimes you have to take chances. Just make sure you have someone else present with you at the time and if you dont want them in your home have the merchandise already outside waiting for them. Most of the people looking for things on CL are not wackos unless you go into the romance section.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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We've had great success w/Craigslist, also. Just beware of a few scammers out there. We received an email response from a lady who supposedly lived out of state, but was moving to the area. She proposed to send us a check for $200 over the amount of the sales price to cover any "inconveniences" for holding the furniture for her and requested it be "deposited" right away (haha). Of course, we Googled the email address and found hundreds of complaints being scammed by these people. For the most part, however, we've had good luck selling our stuff
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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We've had great success w/Craigslist, also. Just beware of a few scammers out there. We received an email response from a lady who supposedly lived out of state, but was moving to the area. She proposed to send us a check for $200 over the amount of the sales price to cover any "inconveniences" for holding the furniture for her and requested it be "deposited" right away (haha). Of course, we Googled the email address and found hundreds of complaints being scammed by these people. For the most part, however, we've had good luck selling our stuff
that's a pretty general scam everywhere now, not just craigslist. Moral of the story, get cold hard cash in person, and too bad so sad for anyone else.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Are there any places around here that buys used furniture and picks them up at your house? I'm talking like beds, sofas, dining table, coffee tables, etc.
Another idea besides Craigslist, if you have quality furniture is Upscale, Resale, Upscale Resale Although when I just pulled up their website, it says they've closed their location but are taking consignments for cash. I've never bought or sold anything through them but have enjoyed walking through their store. Hope they open again soon and at a place I can get to.
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