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What are some options for selling your used furniture?

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Some options for selling used furniture are holding a yard sale, putting an ad in the newspaper, advertising online at different sites and contacting a consignment store. A yard sale may be a useful option for selling a smaller furniture piece if it is priced appropriately.

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Advertising on websites such as Craigslist, eBay and Kijiji may lead to a sale. However, there are some factors to consider. For example, if the furniture is sold through eBay, there will be fees that can include 10 percent or more of the selling price. However, there are sites that do not require fees for placing these ads, such as Craigslist. Similarly, placing an ad in a newspaper can attract buyers, but it will also cost some money.

If using a consignment store, the seller usually gets 50 percent and the store the other 50 percent of the sale. When using a consignment store, a drawback can be that when items do not sell right away the selling price goes down.

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