I have this weird fascination with knowing the price people buy and sell things for, so I'm sharing some details. I'm also sharing because I think you might be surprised by what didn't make the journey with us.
In one fell swoop, I said good-bye to the round Danish teak table, the pair of Danish teak end tables, and the apricot-hued tweed and teak chair. I listed the lone table on Kijiji because I was up to my eyeballs in tables, and the chair I wanted to sell because I'm inching my way toward a cooler palette. A woman contacted me right away to buy just the table. I intentionally placed it in a room full of other things I was selling (we were prepping for the garage sale) and she ended up buying the table and the chair, plus $20 worth of smalls. The chair never looked as beautiful in photographs as it did in real life, so I knew the key to a purchase would be for someone to actually see it. Success! Surprisingly, she emailed that night and asked about our end tables, which I hadn't really thought about selling. I paid $20 for the pair at an estate sale, so when she offered $400 I happily agreed. At the time, an identical pair was for sale in Ottawa for $600, so we were both pleased.
|Tweed & teak chair (bought $400/sold $425); Danish teak side tables (bought $20/sold $400)|
|Teak table (bought $175/sold $200)|
|Vintage bar cart (bought $20/sold $30)|
|Vintage frame (bought $20/sold $30)|
|Dipped stool (bought $10/sold $15)|
|Teak hutch (bought $175/sold $175)|
|Teak dining table (bought $325/sold $325)|
|DIY desk (made by us/sold $200)|
I also sold the collection of milk glass that sat atop it to someone else for $50, which made me scratch my head after only getting $200 for the maple armoire . . .
|Milk glass collection (bought ?/sold $50); Maple amoire (bought $600/sold $200)|
|Useless table (bought $8/sold $20)|
|Vintage telephone table (bought $0/sold $20)|
|Ikea Pello chair (bought $60/sold $20)|
|Abstract painting (made by me/sold $40)|
|Vintage washtub stand (bought $50/sold $50)|
|Antique typewriter (bought $8/sold $25)|
|Teak table (bought $7/sold $50)|
|Solid wood table (bought $100/sold $50)|
|Vintage breadbox (bought $4.99/sold $10)|
|Ice cream machine (bought $99/sold $50)|
|Fire King mugs (bought $2/sold $20)|
|Jadeite egg cup (bought 69 cents/sold $20)|
|Danish teak tray (bought $3/sold $20)|
|Anchor Hocking EAPC (bought ?/sold $20)|
|Wood frames (bought 75 cents/sold $5)|
UPDATE: Here's a link to the post I promised, sharing my tips for selling your stuff quickly and for top dollar.