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Explore your options for used furniture websites. Buying used furniture online tends to fall into one of two categories: more standard or budget-friendly furniture sold through a marketplace that connects you locally, or higher-end, vintage or antique furniture that is sold and shipped to you. Both options offer excellent options for used furniture.

Facebook has worked to create an easy-to-browse used furniture hub, with many other items for sale as well. One of the main advantages of the Facebook Marketplace model is that many people find a friend-of-friend connection through the typical Facebook network and feel like they can trust the transaction more. Still, even if you buy used furniture from total strangers, arranging for pick-up or delivery is easy and handled between you and the seller.

The original simple interface for local person-to-person used furniture sales, Craigslist is a good way to see a wide snapshot of what kinds of furniture are available in your area. Quality will vary, so Craigslist is a good site to bookmark and check occasionally.

This app offers excellent vintage and one-of-a-kind used furniture, and while not everything is affordably priced, the app is easy to use and features a return policy, something you might not have access to on the person-to-person sales sites like Marketplace and Craigslist.

When looking at used furniture stores, apps, and websites, always use common sense for setting a location or arranging a delivery. Some apps will hold your payment until you click to confirm you received the item, while others may encourage you to opt for an e-payment through a service like Cashapp or Venmo upon receipt of the item.

Looking for where to buy used furniture is going to take a little more time than buying new, but the deals you can get for those extra minutes of research can be well worth the effort. By combining a look at location-based marketplaces that allow for local pickup or delivery with the option to get higher-value pieces delivered nationally, you can find the best places to buy used furniture online, as well as secondhand furniture shops in your community.

15.) Second-hand furniture from hotels can be perfect for your home: Although, a little more challenging to find, hotels often renovate and then sell off the old furniture to the public. Look in the newspaper, online classifieds, and word of mouth to see when local hotels near you may be selling furniture after renovating. When buying hotel furniture stay away from mattresses as mentioned earlier in this article.

16.) Arts and crafts suggestions for masking imperfections: Have you fallen in love with a piece of second-hand furniture but it shows wear and tear on the surface How about adding wallpaper cutouts as a form of decoupage to make a custom look Add wallpaper, and then seal the surface with a clear sealer to the surface. The sealer will prevent the wallpaper from lifting and will deter water rings and surface marks.

18.) Ask to get on second-hand furniture retailers mailing lists: Many well established used furniture retailers get shipments in on a regular basis. Several of them may get their furniture direct from warehouses or other retail sources. Ask if they have a mailing list or email list. This way you can be notified when new shipments are due in and you can be one of the first to get the goods!

19.) Auction sites are a good source for used furniture: Furniture auctions receive furniture from estate sales, furniture stores, unclaimed storage units, and many other sources. Look up furniture auctions in your area to take advantage of quality second-hand furniture. Auctions tend to have a more discriminatory taste when selecting their furniture so the quality and price will be more than that of your average online classified ad poster.

AptDeco is a new used furniture platform based in New York City that takes much of the hassle out of buying large items secondhand: It sets up insured delivery (currently available in the five boroughs of NYC) and handle the payment. Its curated collection of used furniture is also much easier to wade through than Craigslist. Check it out here.

1st Dibs is one of the top online marketplaces for high-end vintage and antique furniture, jewelry, and fashion. The price points are usually high, but if you're looking for a replica of Marie Antoinette's chartreuse velvet settee, this is the place to go. Visit here.

In addition to Mason jar cocktail shakers and Game of Thrones embroidery samplers, Etsy is also a great place to buy used and vintage furniture. There's a lot to wade through, but using the price, color, and ship-to filters can also help narrow it down. Get started here.

Lushpad is an online marketplace for authentic modern furniture. Shops or individual sellers can sell licensed and approved modern and mid-century modern furniture. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Lushpad currently operates in North America but is planning to expand. Visit here.

FleaPop is an online market for both used and new furniture. Sellers can create "shops" for free, similar to Etsy, and FleaPop charges a 6% commission. Buyers can shop by item, location or style and payment is taken through the website with Paypal. Get poppin' here.

Currently operating in the Bay Area and Raleigh-Durham (with plans to expand), Move Loot is a startup that serves as a used furniture warehouse and marketplace. To set themselves apart for buyers, Move Loot actually picks up the items that are approved for sale and holds them until they sell at a warehouse for up to 60 days. After that, sellers can either pay to have the item returned or donate to a local charity. Items are reduced 40% after 30 days and buyers have the option of offering a lower price at any time that the seller must approve. Check out the site here.

Fun fact: Etsy's not just for finding new homemade stuff, it's also a sneaky-smart place to buy some solid secondhand furniture. So, since you're already shopping there, why not add a couple of cool vintage finds to your cart

AptDeco should be your go-to stop for secondhand furniture, especially if your aesthetic leans more modern. You'll find everything from affordable IKEA pieces to cult-favorite designer pieces on major markdown. (I mean, helloooo funky vintage lamp of my dreams!)

If your interior design budget allows for high-end vintage furniture, then please (I BEG of you) check out 1stDibs. In fact, check in on them every day, because who knows how long these pieces will last. (Hint: The answer is not very long.)

Finding the perfect price for selling furniture can be difficult. You can't exactly sell at market value, and you don't want to walk away knowing that you could have made more money. Furthermore, finding the value of your used furniture can help you decide whether or not it's worth selling at all. While pricing furniture is notoriously difficult thanks to the sheer variety of pieces, there are some general rules of the trade.

Some antique furniture that is painted or stained, can possibly contain traces of lead. If a vintage painted piece of furniture is chipping and that paint might contain lead, this is where the greatest risk lies (this is a great article explaining lead risks from country living). The good news is that you can buy kits that test for lead with a simple swab. If your thrift store will let you, ask if you can test the piece before purchasing it.

Used mattresses and pillows can contain plenty of dead skin cells, dust mites, sweat and even bed bugs (as discussed in this article from sleepdelivered). In my opinion, I would save up your money and buy a new mattress than risk it with a used one.

Thoroughly check the furniture for bug damage before purchasing it from a thrift store. Upholstered furniture can potentially have bed bugs. Wood furniture can have damage from beetles, termites and carpenter ants. (This is a great article that discusses how to look for bug damage.)

Unless you are very confident in your skills to repair a broken piece of furniture, it may not be safe to purchase it. If there are sharp edges, exposed nails or staples or an unstable chair or table, leave it at the store and look for a piece of furniture that is in better condition.

The main thing to keep in mind when purchasing furniture from the thrift store is to buy furniture that is in good condition and can be cleaned. I have an in-depth post on how to clean furniture from the thrift store. Make sure you thoroughly inspect the furniture before you purchase it.

Not only can vintage wood furniture be perfectly safe to buy, but it is often higher quality than new furniture and will last you for years to come. Be sure to take precautions about potential lead as discussed earlier.

Outdoor furniture can be quite expensive, so buying it used is a great option if you are trying to save money. Check for mold and rust as well as any structural damage. If the furniture has cushions, see if you can purchase new ones or have them reupholstered.

1stDibs is a luxury online thrift store that carries everything from furniture to decor. It's filled with unique vintage finds as well as stalwart furniture pieces from renowned designers. Shop by design styles, periods and countries of origin, plus narrow down by price (starting at "under $1,000") to stay on budget.

If you live in New York City or surrounding metro areas in Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, check out AptDeco. The online marketplace for used furniture connects shoppers with locals who are trying to get rid of their old stuff whether it's already-cheap Ikea furniture to higher-end merchandise you'd find at DWR.

If you're looking for handmade goods, Etsy is the place to go. But it's also the place to look for used furniture. The breadth of pieces you'll find is second to none, and while you're certain to find some duds, you may just find buried treasure on any of the hundreds of pages of used wares. 59ce067264


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