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Six buy and sell used furniture sites that are actually good

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Moving to a new neighborhood and need to downsize your furniture situation? Or are you itching to deck out your pad with some designer digs without paying a bazillion dollars at some of the city’s high-end home decor stores? These six websites make it easy, affordable and actually pretty fun to buy used furniture online. 

AptDeco

Forget Craigslist! New Yorkers worship this used and vintage furniture platform that makes it easy to nab a couch, kitchen table, chandelier—you name it—secondhand. They deliver to all five boroughs, offer insured delivery and handle the payment. And you know exactly how much you’re saving. Oh, what’s that? A modern Crate & Barrel dark wood side table with a pull out shelf for $150 (instead of $500)? We’ll take it!

Etsy

Your go-to for tongue-in-cheek birthday cards, suggestive needlepoints and cutesy craft goods allows you to buy and sell used furniture, too. You can search for just about anything—like a baby-blue media cabinet—and there’s a good chance someone’s trying to get rid of one. It’s like shopping at a yard sale, but without waking up early and leaving your bed at an ungodly hour.

Krrb

Pronounced “curb”—or is it “crib?” Er, we reckon both apply, because whether or not you’re looking to toss something to the curb or upgrade your bachelor (or bachelorette) pad, this marketplace is very similar to Craigslist. The site doesn’t handle the transactions and while there are clearly shipping and delivery buttons, most sellers expect you to pick up the piece in person. So why use it? Well, it doesn’t appear to be as sketchy as Craigslist. Bonus: It let’s you know how many folks are interested in buying the piece your eyeing, just so you know not to get your hopes up (or prepare to make a better offer). 

Chairish

This user-friendly app is great if you’re trying to get rid of that giant chaise you bought on a whim, but can’t manage to squeeze it through your apartment door. Just snap a photo of the item, upload it along with a brief description and wait. You’ll receive 80 percent of the sale price while Chairish handles the shipping costs.

Move loot

Good news! This startup recently expanded to New York and makes selling furniture so easy. The brand will actually pick up the items (after they’re appraised) and store them in a warehouse for up to 60 days until they're sold. After that, sellers can either pay to have the items returned or donate to a local charity. Items are reduced 40 percent after 30 days—like a consignment shops. And buyers have the option of haggling. 

Gypsy Housing on Facebook

This social media group has tons of members who are constantly moving around Gotham. It’s a quick and easy tool if you’re looking to sell fast or spruce up your crib on the cheap. And it offers that warm-and-fuzzy community vibe, ya dig? 

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Comments

6 comments
Sandra S

Thanks for sharing such informative post. 

Artie H

I attempted to use all of sites listed in the Article above, However all of my items SOLD on Craigslist. None of my items sold on "AptDeco". I sold one item on "Krrb (Marketplace)" and about 40 items on Craigslist. Also "Move Loot" went out of Business. I wish these sites were a better means of commerce but for now I just have to follow the $$$


iqmatics

These days it seems like families are looking more at buying used furniture instead of the brand new ones because they are cheaper. As well nowadays there are many furniture shops that sell second hand furniture, so there are possibilities to get comfortable sittings in cheap rates. http://www.iqmatics.com/webstore/

Josh A

Also check out www.adamsunlimited.net, they buy and sell all types of used and vintage furniture.

Kate J

If you need brand new furniture online, you can visit http://www.furnishr.com/ Furnishr. They have quality product and great design.