Introduction: How to Sell Secondhand Furniture

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It’s never been easier to make a few bucks by selling your old furniture online. Secondhand shopping has become increasingly popular and the internet has made it simpler than ever to get rid of your items. Follow these tips from experienced secondhand sellers.

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There are a lot of different selling platforms available online and it’s important that you choose one that has the correct audience for the items you want to sell. Sites such as Krrb and Furnishly promote local shopping of secondhand items, which helps to eliminate expensive shipping fees that come along with selling large pieces of furniture. Krrb even has an easy-to-use iPhone app so you can snap photos and list in minutes straight from your phone.

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Figure out how you want to price your item. There are a few factors you will need to consider while doing this such as; the condition, the “newness”, whether it’s vintage or not, and the original price of the piece. You can also google your item and try to find out what it (or a similar item) generally sells for.

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Make sure your listing has an informative and catchy title so it catches users attention. You don’t want your listing to get looked over. If your item is a designer piece, add the designer name to the title.

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You’ll want to include things in the content of your listing such as: color, size, weight, measurements, make, model, year and any flaws that there are with the piece. 

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It’s also very important for you to include quality photos of the item.  The pictures are quite possibly the most important aspect, so make sure your photos aren’t blurry or too dark. Remember, you’re trying to make your item look as sellable as possible!

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Be aware that some people are skeptical of purchasing used goods online. In order to ensure you and your listing appear as credible as possible be sure to use correct spelling and grammar and have the listing look as neat and professional as possible. It’s also important for you to be upfront about any imperfections that may exist in the piece that’s all up for sale. Lastly, you should respond promptly to all inquiries in order to make a quick sale!

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