Lately, it seems, things in the My Dear Trash world have been crazy. Crazy in a good way! Not only has craigslist been very reliable, but I've had two estate sales in the past 2 weeks, my space is nearly empty at Qcumberz and I'm completely out of merchandise! Selling trash seems to go in phases: The buying phase and the selling phase. Sometimes it's hard to balance just the right amount of merchandise. It seems I either have a houseful of stuff or nothing. Now that my estate sales are over, hopefully I can get back out there and buy. Here's a peek at a few of my recent sells.
I've had this Princess dresser for over a year. I really thought I could get $300 for it, but after a few months on craigslist and then taking it to two different estate sales, I decided to take it to the shop. It has has been staged, restaged and staged some more. I finally brought it home, took it to another estate sale and still no luck. I've lowered the price numerous times (accepting offers as low as $95 and then having the buyer change their mind) I finally relisted the dresser the day before I left for Savannah for $195 and wouldn't you know it... It sold 2 days later for full price.
This tell city bench was $50 at auction. I painted it black and hoped it would sell for $150, but finally settled for $80. When I have a piece for more than a month I'm just ready to let it go. So wish me luck on finding some new items- I'm doing a vintage show in a few weeks and really need to stock up. What have you been selling lately? Love, Kelly.