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Old 08-12-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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So we're moving to Denver next month and trying to sell our furniture. We've put multiple ads up on craigslist and the offers we're getting are, well, let's just say that they are a wee bit below what we feel is fair


So for those that have sold their furniture out here in the past, what have you done that has worked? It's a bedroom suite and a living room set. It's fairly higher end (paid over $11k for all of it) and the living room set is all top-grain leather and less than 4 months old and is in pristine condition and the bedroom suite is all leather and mahogany and in fantastic shape as well. But we just are unable to sell it, thus far.


Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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You could try colleens consignment. In this economy take what u can get. You are competing against estate sales also (lake las Vegas as an example)
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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send me a link or post pics with rock bottom prices, I'm actually looking.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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You could try colleens consignment. In this economy take what u can get. You are competing against estate sales also (lake las Vegas as an example)
And they take 50%!

Worst case, we move the furniture, but we'd like to avoid that, if possible, but I'm not willing to take $2,000 for $11,000, mostly less than 5 months old.

The price you pay, I guess, for buying quality that most can't afford
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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New furniture doesn't retain any value. It's worse than cars, IMO. Hold onto it for 100 years and it'll really be worth something.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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link to craigslist as please
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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send me a link or post pics with rock bottom prices, I'm actually looking.
Heh, sup bro...I think you looked at it already, but you said you're more into modern contemporary over on 2p2 (I'm SFC there).

But if that has changed, or I have the people confused, please let me know...I sent a PM just in case!
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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You know I was kinda thinking that, thanks!
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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So we're moving to Denver next month and trying to sell our furniture. We've put multiple ads up on craigslist and the offers we're getting are, well, let's just say that they are a wee bit below what we feel is fair


So for those that have sold their furniture out here in the past, what have you done that has worked? It's a bedroom suite and a living room set. It's fairly higher end (paid over $11k for all of it) and the living room set is all top-grain leather and less than 4 months old and is in pristine condition and the bedroom suite is all leather and mahogany and in fantastic shape as well. But we just are unable to sell it, thus far.


Any other suggestions?
It sounds like what you feel is fair is maybe a touch unrealistic. Although it is only 4 months old, people generally feel that used furniture is used furniture, and aren't willing to pay nearly what it cost you retail. If you can't sell it at the price you're asking, that's a good sign that the price you are asking is too high. Good luck!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Try putting an ad in the newspaper in the classifieds.
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