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Old 08-13-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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I am curious- If you spent so much on furniture, why aren't you bringing it with you? It seems if you are going to take a big hit selling it, it might be a better financial move to simply take it with you?

Because I have to agree with a lot of the advice here- you could try advertising elsewhere, but it isn't likely you will find someone to spend that much money on used furniture, no matter how good it looks. Most people, if they have thousands of dollars to spend on furniture, are going to buy new. I know you've had it only for five months, but that is five months someone else's butt has been sitting on it (etc). If someone is that into buying "quality" they are going to buy something new. Also, furniture mark up is ridiculous. Usually 300% or more. When people are buying used, they aren't interested in what you paid for it, they are interested in what it is worth. Unless you've marked it down at least 60%, most people know they are not getting a good deal.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I've been through this too. When we moved from our 4000 square foot home in CA to a 6000 square foot home in TX we needed to see our high end furniture because (1) I was decorating in a totally different style; and (2) the furniture looked dwarfed in the larger house. We too paid top dollar for the highest end stuff and got calls from people looking to pay like $50.00 for a $10,000 sofa that was still in mint condition. We ended up donating all of it to a worthy charity. My husband absolutely did not want any of the callers coming into our home - to possibly come back at a later time and robbing and/or murdering us.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I have learned the hard way, people don't actually care what you paid for the furniture, i have had some actually tell me to my face. Bottom line hate to say this, is what someone is going to offer you for the furniture. Classifieds, MOVING SALE has worked for me, but no did not get what i wanted for the furniture, but had to sell, could not hold onto it. Ebay, but without shipping local pick up only. The online Garage Sale link online, i have sold some stuff that way. But it just depends on what the person is wanting to spend.
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