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best way of selling large furniture items?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tbz_ck, 17 May 2006.

  1. tbz_ck

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    Local paper or ebay or something else?

    I need to shift some furniture coz the missus says mahogany is very definately not in fashion. FFS! it cost a small fortune!

    Whats the best way of getting a decent price for it?
     
  2. KaHn

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    Local Auction?

    KaHn
     
  3. fatiain

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    Members Market (if it's a computer desk) ;)
     
  4. tbz_ck

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    I wish....its a Dining table and chairs, display cabinet and TV cabinet.

    All very good quality stuff.....
     
  5. Matblack

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    I'd agree with that, if its quality kit

    MB
     
  6. Ransom

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    we have a paper thats free to advertise in but costs about a quid to buy its called LOOT they have a online version this would be good for selling your stuff in / on

    altho not sure if its published in your area

    or ebay yeah ........everythings on ebay
     
  7. 4T5

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    If you live in a nice manor/house then use your local paper. If not then use an auction but set a reserve and make sure they list the auction/items on the net.
    Be a good idea to get a valuation done prior to sale to give you an idea on the reserve.
     
  8. singist

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    Doubt that you'll get much for it whatever you do mate; it's like trying to sell clothes that went out of fashion some time ago .... nobody will pay decent money, even though it's good quality.

    Local paper and or auction is the best bet.

    Good luck.
     
  9. Visage

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    Chop it up, number the pieces, then send them in jiffy bags, TCP/IP style.
     
  10. Mat

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    You could always pop it on top of the nearest mountain... :p



    V V V I'm too subtle for the likes of you :p ;)
     
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  11. tom_nieto

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  12. Cookie-Monster

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    where abouts are you i may be in the market for a table/chairs in the very near future.
     
  13. Mr Spew

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    Same here, actually!
     
  14. Bill101

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    I'd say ebay it all, local auction prices for large furniture is a joke right now.The only people buying are landlords and they do not want quality.
     
  15. tbz_ck

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    I'm in Coventry. Smack in the middle of the country :D

    Its John E Coyle stuff. Rope Edged Mahogany table + 6 Chairs, Display Cabinet, and TV/HiFi cabinet. All matching.

    I'll stick an ad in Members Market if you are interested.
     
  16. Cookie-Monster

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    well chalk me off because i'm in south london.
     
  17. [email protected]

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    eBay Collect Only
     
  18. Yas786

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    Could try here: www.gumtree.com

    Might get someone whos willing to drive up to you to collect it, ive sold plenty of stuff on there in the past..most mobile phones and computer bits and bobs etc.
     
  19. PeterNem

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    Unless it's very decent stuff which you can auction, you may find your best bet unfortauntely is to offer it free to someone who can come and collect it.

    My experience of trying to shift large furniture is that it can be more hassel than it's worth - the people often think they're doing you a favour rather than vice versa.