We've all got a few things around the house we could sell for a little
extra spending cash. Whether it's
used furniture in Austin, estate jewelry, home décor, or any plethora of other items, you're
might be wondering what the best way is to go about selling them. There
are plenty of options, but the most common are garage sales, Craigslist,
and consignment. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of
Selling on Internet sites such as Craigslist makes it easier to ask a higher
price for certain items. Garage sales can sometimes bring a good price,
but most people are looking for a bargain so it can be difficult to get
what you really want out of an item. Consignment stores will usually bring
a good price but you do have to pay your fees out of the profit. In many
cases, however, the ease of selling and the fact that hagglers won't
try to talk down the price makes it well worth the nominal fee.
While it is true that you can get more exposure for your items than ever
before on the Internet, you're very rarely going reach people who
are just casually shopping for nothing in particular.
are usually going to attract people specifically searching for your item.
Garage sales draw all types of treasure hunters, but traffic to your sale
can be sketchy. Consignment stores see a variety of shoppers every day,
some looking for your item specifically and some just looking for that
next great addition to their home, which might turn out to be yours.
Safety is a huge issue with Internet sales and garage sales. With consignment
stores, you never have to meet the buyer, so they don't know what
you drive or where you live. As far as your personal safety goes, consignment
stores will always win out over every other option.
If you're looking to sell on consignment in Austin, come see us at
Home Consignment Center. From home furniture to used jewelry, we'll be happy to look at whatever
you have to sell. Call (512) 346-2900 to learn more today!