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Once you are ready to replace a large item of furniture, whether a sofa or a dining room table, you might be wondering what you should do with the old one.

You could dispose of it and simply take it to your local tip. However, this isn’t always eco-friendly. There is one other option that gives you the chance to replace it as environmentally friendly as possible, and make a bit of extra cash in the process. You just need to sell it on a site like eBay or Craigslist.


If you have never sold any used furniture before, you might not be too sure as to where to start. Thankfully, the next few tips will help you get started.

Find Out About Average Prices

There’s no point putting your item for sale for as much money as possible. This will only come across as very greedy to buyers, and they might be extremely reluctant to purchase it from you. It’s a much better idea to take a look at what others are selling similar used items for online. This will give you an idea of what a reasonable asking price would be. If you want a very quick sale, then it’s worth listing it slightly under the asking price.

Be Honest With The Description

When you write up a description for the environment, it really is important that you are as honest as possible. If there are a few little scuffs and scratches, you need to mention them. Otherwise, the buyer might not be happy when they receive the item and might demand a refund. At least if you are honest in the description, there is no way anyone complain about the state of the furniture once they receive it.

Find The Best Courier

You won’t be able to send large, bulky items in the mail, so you need to find a courier. There are lots of firms, including Shiply, that will ship large items of furniture around the country for you. Most of them aren’t as expensive as what you might think, either. But before you commit to one courier, just make sure they are the most reasonably priced. As the price you pay for shipping could reduce your profits ever so slightly.

Take Good Pictures

You will need to add some pictures with your online listing so that potential buyers can get a good idea of what the piece of furniture looks like. Make sure the pictures are as clear as possible. Ideally, use a DSLR camera rather than just your phone.

Always Mention The Size And Dimensions

Don’t forget to list the item’s size and dimensions in the description. Most people will need these before they buy so they can figure out if it will actually fit in their apartment or not. If you do forget to mention them, though, you can be sure to receive a lot of messages from possible buyers asking you for his information!

As you can see, selling used furniture online isn’t too hard!


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