Fair Price on used furniture

lydia1959January 26, 2009

I've been looking at used furniture on Craigslist as I am needing a sofa and a couple comfortable chairs. Someone is selling a Thomasville set - sofa and 2 chairs. 5 years old, but was used in a formal room, so not often sat on. They say they paid about $3000. and are asking $1500.

It is a nice set, but the price seems high to me. Is there a general rule about pricing used furniture? TIA

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western_pa_luann

Around here, most people are lucky to 25%-30% of price paid.

I've noticed that prices are higher on Craigslist lately. I think people are trying to milk every dollar they can...

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 8:00AM
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john_wc

Sounds high to me. I would think $1,000 or less.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 6:59PM
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lydia1959

I was thinking between $800. and $1000. too. Thanks. I may decide to make an offer in a week or two and see what she says.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 10:40PM
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marciab10

When I have posted used furniture on Craigs list, I always ask more than I really want to to sell it for because people ALWAYS want to negotiate.

It doesn't hurt to make an offer~

    Bookmark   January 29, 2009 at 10:07PM
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