Is this worth $700

brutusesMarch 10, 2009

Someone wants to sell me this mahogany secretary for $700. They say they purchased it from an antique dealer 10 years ago for this price. Is this a good price for this item?

Thanks so much.

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mogator88

It looks beautiful. The real question is.... what is it worth to YOU.

Will you enjoy it for years to come? If you have it for 10 years that works out to about $6 a month. For many people $6 buys about 2 days of cable TV.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 11:29AM
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brutuses

I plan on having it till I die and I should be around at least 10-15 more years. LOL I know I'm seeing these around for $1,000+ so I figure this is a good price. Didn't know if I'd be very cheeky to ask the seller to take less for it. Thanks for your input.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 11:35AM
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thecollector

Absolutely it is. Single Board Mahogany Desk Lid, Bow Front, Ball and Claw foot. Decent form. Its not an antique, but certainly worth the asking price.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 12:31PM
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brutuses

Thanks for the confirmation. Now all I need to do is convince DH. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 12:39PM
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mogator88

You can always ask the if they'll take less.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 2:37PM
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buddyrose

ask if they'll take less. most people want to get rid of something large usually will. try.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 3:34PM
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brutuses

I had to pass on this piece as it wouldn't fit in the spot I had planned for it. Thanks everyone for your input.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 6:50PM
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leahcate

brutuses, in the hopes of making you feel better about not getting it, I believe there's a chance it is NOT worth over $600. Did you see the one that renofan redid? Hers is similar to this one, which is like one I have. They are quite common in antique/consignment stores. Now this one may have been of a much higher quality than those I've seen,and certainly nicer than mine,( ugly, cracked paint) but they seem to range, in shops, from $250- 600, depending on the quality.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 3:37AM
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