I listed quite a few pieces of furniture on Craigslist. After a flood of emails, many no-shows on meetings, and ridiculous low ball offers, I made not one sale. All together, if I had sold everything on Craigslist, I would have made a grand total of $175. I priced things really low. Still, not one sale.
I had browsed at Consign Design before but was leary of their percentage take. I thought if I sold through a consignment shop, after their take, it would leave me with about $50 from all this great furniture. How wrong I was! I just picked up a check for $220, and that is after my first check of $75. Even after their percentage take, I still made way more than I would have off of Craigslist, and I didn't have to do a thing!
If and when I decide to change my decor again, everything is going to Consign Design. I love this place!
I am sorry to hear about the one CitySearcher's bad experience of the shop not accepting his piece of furniture, but personally, I appreciate the shop accepting only furniture that is in good shape. It means they have a happy clientele that will return time and time again. That means those of us that do have good quality things to sell have plenty of shoppers coming through Consign Design because they know they will only find good quality goods. Keep it up Consign Design!
Pros: More money for your consigned furniture than Craigslist.