Last week I blogged about our impromptu porch furniture purchase. (If you missed it, click here.) Now we have six weeks to decide what to do with the old furniture.
It’s nice and in good condition. (The cats never puked on it!) It has always been under cover and the only negative thing I could say is that the cushions are just a little faded. (Of course it could be a layer of cat fur you never know.)
We discussed trying to sell it. It would be a good buy if you are looking for patio furniture.
The trick is finding a buyer. Back in the old days (about 15 to 20 years ago) you put an ad in our local newspaper’s Bargain Box (free) and wham, you got a call the same day. I sold a lot of stuff that way. Big stuff like washers and dryers. People like a bargain. I sold my old home like that although I had to buy an ad because to get a free ad, it had to be under $200.
No one reads the paper today especially the classified ads. There is eBay and Craig’s List. Ever since that older couple was murdered by someone selling an antique car on Craig’s List, I’ve been nervous about it.
I don’t do well with axe murderers. Who would feed the cats? How would I part my hair?
Our local police department advises using their parking lot as the exchange point for safety.
That’s fine when your object fits in a box or a car trunk. Not so fine when it’s a sofa and loveseat.
If we were more fearless we would try it. I worked with a guy who had a thriving side business selling old CD’s on eBay. He made enough to pay for a vacation every year. He didn’t have the delivery exchange problem though. He mailed the stuff out. It would be hard to mail a sofa and loveseat.
When did the world get so full of crazies and who is breeding them? Are there crazy mills that are set up like puppy mills? Can we get legislature to stop them?
We may dump the furniture on some unsuspecting relative when they are not home.
If anyone has ideas, I’m all ears. (And if you are a relative, beware!)