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Question DetailsAsked on 11/5/2016

how do i sell my antique tables

location is southwest of Chicago, il a set tables for the living room

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Your Angies List Search the List categories would be Antiques (antigue dealers) wither direct bids from them or selling on consignment, Furniture - Sales (used furniture dealers), and Auction services - to auction them off at their regular weekly to monthly auction. Of course, each of these nets you only a fraction of the market value - antique stores of course generally demand a higher sale price but what they pay you or the post-commission net is likely to be a lower percentage, so may or may not be the best deal.

Auction commonly about 25% plus or minus commision fee for normal items - if truly valuable items (think Duncan Phyfe or Chippendale) may be 10-40% commission from a specialty high-end auction firm depending on value and marketability - here is a list of some of the higher-end ones -

Course, going with an auction house that is not local involves insurance and shipping costs too.

Used furniture stores probably net you the lowest %, because they are looking at typically selling at a 50-100% markup over what they pay you for it.

And of course Craigslist and local-based web for-sale sites, though that does involve dealing with strangers coming to your door and risks of bounced chacks and such.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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