Friday, June 08, 2007

Isn't it good? Processed Wood.

You guys remember my roommate post, right? Good. Well, I found one, and she moves in tomorrow (yes, it's a she but that's another story for another post.) In the meantime, I have some bedroom furniture to sell, and I ha... huh?

No, no, NO, you idiot, we are NOT sharing a bedroom. How dare you suggest such a thing? Goof'd karate chop me in the kneecaps, and may well go after your throat for mentioning it. Heathen. No, if you must know, my old roommate (who moved all the way downstairs) very generously sold me his old bedroom furniture (gorgeous stuff - dresser w/ mirror, armoire & nightstand) and so now I'm left with some extra.

So, my plan is to do the usual - post an ad on Criagslist, and see if anyone's interested. But, I have a bit of a dilemma, and I'm hoping you can help. I've never done this before (sold crap on Craigslist, I mean) and I have absolutely no idea how much I should ask for the stuff. That's where you, dear reader, come in. If any of you have a good gauge on these sorts of things, I'd appreciate a comment telling me how much you'd pay for the stuff if you were buying, or how much you think I can reasonably expect to get. Two things to consider when estimating the value:
  1. Both pieces are almost exactly 9 years old. They were bought at Jordan's Furniture for about $600 total (I forget how much they were individually.)
  2. I will not haggle with any potential buyers after I place the ad. I suck at it. So, the price listed will be the price the buyer will pay.
So, without further ado, the furniture:

First we have a bedside table/nightstand which is 26 inches tall x 27 inches wide x 15 inches deep. Nothing fancy about this bad boy. Three drawers - all of which hold a decent amount, and a great place for lamps, alarm clocks, etc.

Next up, is the dresser, which served me rather well over the years. It's dimensions are 48 inches tall x 36 inches wide x 18 inches deep. Five spacious drawers, and the slim piece of wood in the middle is a hideaway drawer. Open it up and you have four small compartments in the front and one large compartment behind - all of which are lined with black velvet (in that little boys smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile.)

Now - there, um... well is a bit of damage to the rear of the dresser. The thin wooden backing has a small hole near the bottom left corner - there as the result of a collision with a stairwell railing on it's move into this apartment. I've provided a photo of said damage below, but do you think I should include it in the ad, so any potential buyer won't feel stiffed upon seeing it? Goof suggested I should mention that it got shot by John Wilkes Booth. When I expressed confusion, she simplified things and said I should just mention that she shot it - with her gat. Well... O.K. then.

So, what do you think? I'm envisioning $150 - $200, but that's kind of an arbitrary number. I could be lowballing or completely overpricing. I simply don't know. However, did I mention that the dresser had black velvet (in that sloooooowww Southern style?) I did? Oh, good. Well, there it is. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Gracias, amigos.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 dollar!!!

are you selling any of my stuff?

2:33 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

Hell, no. Your stuff wasn't sellable when you gave it to me. I do have one of the "bedside tables" stored somewhere though, and two of the Staples milk crates in a corner, where I'm wondering what to do with them. By and large, though, I got a decent amount of use out of that stuff. How ironic. :)

9:22 AM  

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