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selling used furniture

Postby rawksteadi » Sat, 04 May 2013 2:17 am

So buying used furniture (sofas and chairs) isn't very popular in singapore?

Anyone have any success in selling used furniture? What's the secret?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 05 May 2013 12:58 am

You post in the classifieds on this site. You use Craigslist. If a member (or know one) you post on the bulletin boards of various expat clubs, like the American Club. Hard to sell stuff, though.

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Re: selling used furniture

Postby Travailes » Mon, 06 May 2013 10:46 pm

rawksteadi wrote:So buying used furniture (sofas and chairs) isn't very popular in singapore?

Anyone have any success in selling used furniture? What's the secret?


Try Expat Auction. They have a web-site.
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Postby Taitaiwife » Tue, 21 May 2013 6:14 pm

Having the same problem myself and sorry to see there are no apparent secrets to success! My experience is:

Craigslist can be OK for selling bog standard stuff but be warned...it's frequented by cheapskates. Honestly I'd rather boil my head than deal with some of these buyers. Their opening line is usually can I have it for half price (and that's when it's advertised at half price to start with!). Even if you think you've agreed a deal, said buyers will fail to turn up like 3 times in a row leaving you waiting around. Honestly it's easier to throw the stuff in the bin than sell it on Craigslist, but if you must, consider marking your ad self-collect/fixed price/serious buyers only.

Expat Auctions is a great idea but you need luck on your side. They charge 25% of the hammer price for selling your stuff, so you need to factor this in when setting your reserve price. If it doesn't sell after 2 auctions, it goes into a 3rd auction with no reserve, so you might end up getting peanuts. My items failed to sell (even though I was told the reserve price was reasonable - less than half the retail price!). I had to deliver my stuff and pick it up again - lucky I have a car otherwise pick up and delivery is extra. They do have quite a specific niche in Asian antiques and high-end furniture, so it's not a place to sell your second hand Ikea stuff :)

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Postby Grumpy77 » Tue, 21 May 2013 10:42 pm

The used sites are all trolled by low-ballers so expect to not get as much as you thought, and expect the process to take longer than you thought.

I've bought items on http://singapore.gumtree.sg/ and it seems to get lots of 'local' eye-balls. I'm not sure if better or worse than ebay / craigslist, best to list on all of them if you are serious to get rid of an item.

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Postby Wen_XY » Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:46 pm

In addition to Craigslist and Gumtree, you might also want to try Renotalk, they've a buy sell section for furniture that's quite active - http://www.renotalk.com/forum/forum/11- ... rnishings/.

Another place I've had success with is the used furniture dealers contact form on Usedfurnituresingapore.net - http://usedfurnituresingapore.net/where ... re-Dealers


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