A while go I wrote about selling used furniture along with a few tips for getting the most money for it.
The other day I got an email from one our readers who is actually in the process of moving to a new house.
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And like most people she has some used furniture she’d love to sell before the big move so she can avoid hauling them to the new house, and get some cash to go towards the purchase of new furniture. She has a few couches, a sofa, a few chairs, a kitchen table, and 2 recliners.
She wanted to know “what is the best way/place to sell my gently used furniture?”
So I did some research and found a few good websites where anyone can buy and sell second hand furniture.
Selling via Furniture Buying and Selling Specific Sites
Let’s start with a few websites that specialize in only furniture.
These are market places where you can list your gently used furniture and sell directly to interested buyers.
The company will dispatch people to your home to check on every aspects of the furniture, with photographs, measurement and document.
You have the option to keep the items at home or agree to have them transferred to their warehouse for safekeeping.
As they list your items on their website, it means that these stuff are now open to all. Interested buyers can make offers based on the description on Viyet website.
You will be notified of bids, and it is entirely up to you to accept the offered price or to turn around and negotiate a better price.
Take note that from the moment Viyet is alerted of your intent to sell your furniture, right up to the delivery to the final buyer, they’ll take care of all transportation of the merchandise. You only need to wait for the payment to come in.
To get started, visit their website and go to https://sell.viyet.com/ to list your item(s).
2. Move Loot
This one is another specialty market place where you can sell anything from chairs and tables to dressers, beds, sofas, and even decors.
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The good thing here is that you don’t need to know how to price used furniture for resale since they are the one making the offer.
Her’s how it works…
- Take a few pictures of your item and submit to the site.
- Their curation team will review it and get back to you within 48 hours with an offer, or asking for more information.
- If you like the offer and agree to sell, they will finalize the listing, white out your photo backgrounds and post it to their marketplace immediately.
- The piece stats with you while it’s listed.
- They will search and find you a buyer (normally within 15 days)
- After it sells, the company will pick up the item.
Once the item is delivered to the buyer, your money gets deposited to your account, from there you can cash out via check, Venmo or Loot Bucks (you get 20% more if you choose Loot Bucks – you can use Loot Bucks to buy furniture on the site).
To get started, go to https://www.moveloot.com/sell.
You post an ad describing the individual furniture piece you intend to get rid of at AptDeco.
Interested buyer would respond via AptDeco website.
The offer stays good for 24 hours only (beyond that the offer becomes void).
If a deal is struck, the commission due to AptDeco is around 14%-19%, often subject to the transacted price.
Notice that the company alone would handle the movement of furniture, from pick up to final delivery to buyer, so that saves you hassle.
AptDeco is also responsible to collect payment direct from buyer, and the portion due to you is often remitted to you account within 2 days.
Visit https://www.aptdeco.com/sell to list your item.
More than just your regular marketplace, Chairish stands out because of its theme.
Sellers still post pictures and they often take care that they furnish a story associated with individual piece of furniture.
The curators would examine the item/story-line and upon approval, the proceed is going to be split 80-20 between seller and Charish.
Also all transportation is arranged by Chairish.
The website allows for 48 hours cooling off period so buyer can cancel the deal if it does not look right.
You can list your item by going to https://www.chairish.com/product/create/step1.
This online marketplace focuses on authentic furniture that has a contemporary feel to it.
They encourage licensed shop owners/individuals to display their ware at their site.
However, if you are an individual selling a few used items, you can join their Mid-century Modern Furniture Buy & Sell Group and sell your used modern furniture that way.
Krrb (pronounced “curb”) calls itself a “hyperlocal” marketplace.
Essentially, it allows you to buy and sell used furniture locally.
Posting is easy via the regular website or through their app.
To add to its appeal, the website also aggregates other product listings found on 3rd party websites such as eBay and Etsy.
There is no commission to pay, but they do require “credits” to get your stuff listed here. You may buy these credits.
Alternatively you can earn “credits” when you complete your personal profile, do shopping here, or simply social sharing.
Visit https://krrb.com/ to create your listing.
Furnishly is a so-called peer-to peer online marketplace.
They focus on semi-curated items and there is provision in which buyers can request direct shipment from sellers if so desired.
Still, Furnishly provides the intermediate platform to take care of the commercial part of the deals. It is restricted to registered users only.
For sellers, they would be led through a series of forms to submit their listing, with the objective to make it as appealing as possible.
The curating team behind Furnishly would then evaluate the suitability of individual submission. Good thing that the whole approval process takes less than an hour, so you know if your furniture is good for listing there pretty quickly.
Unlike most websites listed here, FleaPop deals with both used and new furniture.
They allow sellers to set up virtual shops at no cost, sort of like Etsy.
There is a 6% commission on every transaction.
For buyers, they can search the items through product category or detailed item description.
At the end of the buying transaction, buyer would be presented with a PayPal page to finalize payment arrangement.
Perhaps the best way to describe Trove is that it is some sort of Craigslist and Tinder combined.
You use Trove app to post your used furniture, and the local community would straight away be alerted on what is on the market.
With sufficient offers coming in, you can decide who your old items would go to (sometimes this could be price consideration, buyers’ reviews and performance, etc).
While delivery has to be arranged directly between buyers and sellers, neither parties are required to exchange personal information and there is credit/debit facility in the Trove app to complete the transaction.
As some form of assurance measure for the buyers, they are advised to activate the release payment function right after completion of physical examination of the item involved.
You can get your items listed by visiting https://www.usetrove.com/.
10. Route 66 Furniture
Route 66 Furniture is the online equivalent of a consignment shop.
First, they collect furniture from various individuals and put them away in their warehouse.
Sellers can name their price but, if they need some help in this, Route 66 furniture experts would make appropriate proposals.
If there is a buyer for your furniture, they will deliver it from their facility.
At the end of 7 business days, you will receive your payout by Check.
They charge a consignment fee on your sales, i.e. 50% of total sale price.
You can learn more about how it works and get your item listed by going to http://www.route66furniture.com/sale.
Selling Furniture via General Auction/Commerce Sites
The above sites were mainly specialized marketplaces. But you can also use the good old eBay and other similar sites to sell your second hand furniture.
Here are a few…
Etsy is not just about fabulous gift ideas or fashionable merchandise. They cater a section for used furniture too.
Perhaps because of the more trendy visitors here, this site offers more than the usual conventional furniture fare.
The products here range from the old fashion sorts to the types that are more wild and bizarre.
You can get your stuff listed by going to https://www.etsy.com/c/home-and-living/furniture.
This is perhaps the best place to attract eyeballs with its overwhelming popularity.
One of the attractiveness of eBay is their search engine, which allows users to get to all sorts of specific products with ease.
If you have some furniture that is classic vintage or simply rare, or in great demand, I would suggest giving eBay a try. There is no similar website that attracts the kind of traffic they are able to.
Granted, you’ll end up paying some hefty fees, but you will still profit handsomely.
And since PayPal is highly integrated into eBay, the payment process is even made much simpler there.
This one has been around ages ago, probably as long as Craigslist has.
Unlike Craigslist, it does not pretend to be all business to all people.
Sell.com is entirely focused on buying and selling of stuff, no job ads, no help wanted announcements.
I personally feel that the site can be made friendlier to users if they allow direct navigation into geographical area/region, but they do have an optional field that user can enter zip code.
The operation here is like Craigslist, meaning easy and basic. If you can spare more cash, you can make your ad stands out.
You may argue that this dedication to buying/selling alone makes it less appealing but it certainly helps to bring together people with real intention to buy/sell stuff.
The site, as a result, has also become less cluttered, so exhibits or products can be displayed clearly or simply more thumbnails can be accommodated into every single page.
As with any self-respecting commercial websites, features like shopping cart and sellers profile can also be found here.
Classified Sites for Selling Used Furniture
Classified sites are truly one of the best ways to sell used items including furniture, especially when it comes to selling locally.
Here are a few classified sites you can use for selling your used furniture…
14. Oodle Marketplace
Oodle is a great way to sell to local buyers.
The process is pretty much the same as with any other classified site.
You put an ad, potential buyer responds, and if you both agree, you meet in a place and do the transaction.
Craigslist has certainly come a long way from the days of a close-knit online community.
You can virtually find all sorts of ads imaginable on Craigslist.
Naturally, there is a section dedicated to used furniture.
The posting is free on this website, but your sales ad would only stay there for seven days.
The great thing about Craigslist is that it is so popular that your ad is going to be received by the local community, so it’s a great way to sell locally.
Here is an example of used furniture category in New York.
Kijiji possesses the combined strength of two auctions sites: the ubiquitous nature of Craigslist and the price ineffectiveness of eBay (which coincidentally owns Kijiji).
As explained earlier, Craigslist is great as it almost certainly increases the visibility of your ad within the local community, thus representing significant savings on shipping. And the eBay factor means that the website is going to be professionally organized and easy to navigate.
Where fee is concerned, I am pleased to tell you that it opts for Craigslist’s no-commission model, rather than the complicated eBay multi-tier commission scheme.
In case you wonder, Kijiji is a “Village” in Swahili.
When a new website sets up to reproduce the same kind of user experience found in on existing website, you just have to admit that the establishment website must have done something right.
In this case, due credit goes to Craigslist and the prodigy is Backpage.com.
Granted, Backpage still has some way to catch up in term of popularity, but the site arguably features even more intuitive user interface than Craigslist itself.
It enjoys an earnest following in the United States, particularly Texas and Arizona.
Geebo can count itself as one of the early movers in the online auction market, but it never became famous like eBay or Craigslist.
Still, it remains a credible auction site for users looking for something new, instead of the tried and tired players.
The user navigation is as straightforward as Craigslist’s, but the site features better organization, and products are displayed more attractively than the no-fuzz Craigslist.
19. Apartment Therapy’s Classifieds
They organize furniture by region and city so it is the perfect way to sell your gently used furniture locally.
The site is well liked for folks who are always looking to acquire designer pieces.
You can visit https://classifieds.apartmenttherapy.com to learn how you can do your listing here.
I love this site.
It’s a rather new site with a focus on going Green, hens the name of the site.
They have a very easy and user-friendly navigation system, and listing your stuff is totally free.
To list your items go to http://www.recycledfurniture.com/ and click on “List Your Furniture For Sale” link (top right corner of the page)
There you have it, twenty websites where you can finally sell that old couch (sofa, loveseat, chair, bed… you get the picture) of yours that has been sitting in the basement gathering dust for years.
If you know of any other site/place that perhaps you’ve used to get rid of your old furniture in exchange for some cold hard cash, let us know in the comment section below. I would love to hear about how you sell your used stuff.