Whether you are moving to a new place or just want to declutter your home, one of the biggest hassling errands is to get rid of your used furniture. If you want to make some money from the junk before moving (the money will help you offset your moving cost), selling your furniture may be a great option.
There are a lot of places where you can do this. Antique stores, consignment stores and used furniture stores are easy to find in almost all cities and towns. You can have a garage or estate sale. You can also consider recycling, repurposing or donating furniture to the charity. However, most of these options are time-consuming. What if you want to sell your furniture fast and for top dollar?
Well, you don’t need to drive around looking for stores that buy used furniture in this age of technology. You can in fact list your furniture for sale in less than 10 minutes.
In this guide, we will reveal some of the best local and global marketplaces:
1- Sell Furniture on Craigslist
Craigslist is one of the most popular options for selling used furniture. The site’s popularity (going by the number of people visiting the site) makes it easier to find a buyer for your used furniture quickly.
2- Sell Furniture on Easymove Marketplace
Apart from providing anytime moving service at a reasonable price, Easymove Marketplaces helps you connect with local stores which sell used furniture in your area. These stores buy from people and sell it to buyers looking for furniture at a cheap price. After finding furniture sellers on Easymove Marketplace in your area, you can contact them directly and negotiate the best price for any type of used items including furniture.
The added advantage of using Easymove Marketplace is that you can have furniture delivered to the store of your choice with just a few clicks on your smartphone.
All you need to do is download the Easymove app. Easymove provides all types of moving help in these cities
3- Sell on OfferUp
Ranked one of the best apps to sell used items locally, OfferUp is popular because buyers can make a counteroffer. It makes the platform interactive.
4- Sell on Letgo
The use of as pictures of items in product listings make Letgo stand out from Craigslist. Letgo also makes it very intuitive to list used items on their marketplaces. You can click pictures from the Letgo app itself and upload them directly
Sell on Facebook Marketplace
Being the most popular social media platform, Facebook offers people to sell anything on its marketplace completely free of cost. Since you may already be using Facebook, you will have no trouble learning how to list your furniture
Sell on eBay
if you are not sure about the value of your furniture, eBay allows you to organize an auction. You can also sell at a fixed price. However, it may not be very cost-effective to ship the items if delivery is long distance because people can bid on eBay marketplace from anywhere. In addition, eBay may keep up to 13% of the selling price.
Sell on Etsy
If you want to sell vintage or antique furniture, you should definitely explore Etsy.com. While it’s not the best places to sell regular furniture, you can make a lot of money from selling antique items here.
Other classified and consignment store sites
Apart from Craigslist, LetGo and OfferUp, there are many other classified sites, online marketplaces and online consignment stores including:
· Oodle (classified site)
· Bonanza (alternative to eBay and Amazon)
· Apartment Therapy Marketplace (modern and mid-century furniture)
· 1stdibs (antique, vintage and modern furniture to sell globally)
· Chairish (vintage furniture)
· eBid (eBay alternative)
· Bookoo (best for areas near military bases)
· Ruby Lane (vintage and antique furniture)
· Furniture Finders (best for office furniture in bulk quantity)
· Viyet (for expensive furniture items. Company was acquired by Sotheby’s)
Each marketplace listed above have its own policy about the amount of commission or fee that you need to pay when you’ve successfully sold your furniture.
For example, Easymove Marketplace is completely free, while marketplaces such as eBay will charge you a percentage of the sales price.
This can have a substantial impact on your profits. Find out how much fee you will need to pay before listing on a marketplace. If you are not selling very expensive vintage furniture, you should prefer marketplaces and classified sites which helps you connect with local buyers.
Nevertheless, classified websites, online consignment stores and marketplaces are the best options to save money and time when selling your used furniture.