Need some quick cash? Moving? Consigning may be the easiest way to unload unwanted furniture in a hurry without a lot of hassle.
"We start out by asking the person what they paid for the furniture," said consignment store owner Jeffrey Cofsky. "If it is in good condition, we'll put it on the floor for half of the original cost."
If the piece was handed down or is an antique, Cofsky and other store owners can look it up in their furniture-pricing books. Eventually, you and the consignment store owner will agree upon a price. When the furniture is sold, you will share the proceeds at a pre-negotiated percentage; most stores split it 50-50 with the seller.