Owners sell used furniture at garage sales, consignment shops and by advertising online on websites such as Craigslist. Each method of selling used furniture comes with advantages and disadvantages, depending on the type of furniture and the amount of work the seller wants to do.
Garage sale shoppers often want a bargain, so used furniture may need a lower price tag to sell. Furniture is sometimes difficult to sell at garage sales since most customers want small, portable items. The seller also needs enough other items to draw customers.
Advertising online may generate the highest price for the furniture. The seller needs to create an ad with an accurate description and picture. However, this method requires the seller to meet with strangers, which is potentially dangerous.
A consignment shop sale requires the least amount of work. The furniture owner makes less money because the consignment shop keeps part of the sale amount.