Recently we bought a new sectional couch to replace our old couch that we'd had for 6+ years and had been well worn through. That couch we had seen at Costco, wanted it but couldn't pull the trigger and then happened to find the same exact couch on Craigslist because the people bought it and it didn't fit their space so we got it for $50 less than the Costco price plus no tax! We ended up selling the couch all these years later for $175 within hours of listing it, an excellent price for our WELL used couch! And that helped pay for the retail couch we purchased to replace it.
Anyways, the point I'm trying to make is that the nice thing about buying used is that the cost is so low if I get sick of something and need a change it's easy to re-sell and make space or find a new fun replacement! Recently that item seems to be chairs.
Last week while out on a family thrift night we came across a very nice wing back chair that had a price tag of $24.99. I wasn't too happy about it but my husband liked it and said we could re-sell it if we didn't like it in the room. It was a very well made chair with quality fabric and nice wood legs but there was a couple of small stains on it so we almost left it behind until we realized it was the 1/2 price color for the day so we picked it up for only $12.50. It took some interesting maneuvers but we got it in the back of our vehicle and brought it home!
|Naomi liked it!|
Then today while I was out with my son at the same Value Village less than a week later I came across this:
|Please ignore the consignment sale prep mess in the background!|
I only paid $8 for this awesome, super comfortable, very trendy chair today and I think we are going to keep it a while, at least a couple of weeks and see if it fits in well with us. Best part is, I am pretty sure I can make $200+ on this little cutie if we decide we don't want it!
For those of you who don't ebay but want to get into reselling, craigslist and local Facebook groups are your best bet to get started! Start by selling items from around your home that you just don't want anymore or something you find super cheap that you know will sell. I always try to price things a little higher than my happy price because people on these sites are looking for great deals. Say you have 2 barstools that you want $20 for; try listing them up there for $30. You may get lucky and get a buyer for $30 or you may end up getting your "happy with" price! Always meet in a public place unless it's a large piece of furniture too; safety first folks!