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Good price to sell a bed?

Thu May 26, 2005 8:43 pm

I've got a twin size bed (mattress, box spring, rails) that I'm trying to sell... It's practically new(still under warranty), but I can't seem to get any takers for it... people want $50 for the whole shebang...

The whole set cost me $600... so I'm looking for suggestions on what price range I should be looking at... Any suggestions?
 
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Thu May 26, 2005 8:47 pm

Depends on how bright it glows under a UV lamp. :wink:
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Thu May 26, 2005 9:10 pm

Hmm.. better clean that up :) Actually it's been used about the equivalent of 6 months, and the only way it would be cleaner is if it was still wrapped in the factory plastic :)
 
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Thu May 26, 2005 9:15 pm

People are probably afraid about how they're going to transport and install the thing.
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Thu May 26, 2005 9:31 pm

FireGryphon wrote:
People are probably afraid about how they're going to transport and install the thing.


That or people are just cheap. Is this an ad in the paper, an Ebay thing, or a garage sale thing? People at garage sales are CHEAP!!! The price is marked on the item, and usually you get a (in broken English, no less) "Fie Dolla?" Look pal, if I wanted to sell you that boom-box for FIVE DOLLARS, I'd have put $5 on the freaking tag! See where it says THIRTY FIVE dollars?? Now go away.

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Anyhow, back to your situation, I feel that people will never pay anything near the retail price for used items, especially items that society deems as repulsive: "Honey, you bought a USED BED today??? That's disgusting!!!"

You may have to just see what you can get for that thing, and hope for the best (just don't sell it for fie dolla) :)
 
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Thu May 26, 2005 10:18 pm

red0510 wrote:
I feel that people will never pay anything near the retail price for used items
Except for computer components. I look through the BB and half the time end up thinking "Hum, save $25 on a $300 item. That's not worth my time." Yet they still seem to sell most of the time. I should start selling more of my old stuff...


Druidcent: Is the frame anything nice, or just a basic headboard plus rails? If most of the value of the purchase was in the box and matress, you're probably out of luck. Even a very good matress is only a fraction of its original price when used.
 
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Fri May 27, 2005 11:08 am

Currently it's a mailing list selling sort of thing.. I posted it for sale on a work mailing list...

Unfortunately it's just the rails.. no headboard, though I could probably find a decent headboard, but I don't think it would make a difference..

I already mentioned I'd knock $50 off the price if they picked it up themselves...

Right now the best offer I've gotten was $50 for the entire set.. I figure if I can't sell it for more than $150, I'm probably going to donate it to charity... at least that way I can get a decent write-off...
 
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Sat May 28, 2005 11:54 am

Where are you located? If you're in Southern California i'll pick it up for $150.00 I'm in dire need of a new bed.
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