Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

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When you’re selling secondhand or vintage, pricing correctly is essential to a sale. There are different elements to consider for each but ultimately you need to strike a balance between the worth of the item and the market value. Always start by doing your research. A little work early on will help you land on a realistic price and lead to a quick sale. Price your items too high and you could end up doubling your efforts, resulting in half the financial gain

Q&A with All-Star Seller — Kyla of Adaptations

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As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! Next up in this series is Kyla of Adaptations, a seller in Brooklyn, New York with a studio full of fantastic finds! Kyla shares her photography tricks and how style listings to sell

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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See Spot. Stuffed! Photo: Krrb.com/60704

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

Pets have a special spot in our hearts. This week’s oddity excursion is no exception that our love of pets can be a little weird. We’ve rounded up everything from creepy dog sculptures to personalized pet urns. Check it out

Q&A with All-Star Seller — Rose

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As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! Next up in this series is Rose, a seller from Brooklyn, New York who sells out of her home! With minimal overhead, Rose keeps her prices down for quick and easy sales

Q&A With All-Star Seller — Andrew from Kingpin

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As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! Next up in this series is Andrew from Kingpin, a seller from Brooklyn, New York whose specialty is reclaimed items from local bowling alleys! Andrew has shared his knowledge of being a professional reseller and find both residential and commercial buyers

Selling 101 — 5 Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience

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Photo: Flickr.com/photos/glenbledsoe?auto=format

When it comes to selling secondhand, vintage or handmade, you’re going to need a plan of action. One of the first things you should think about is who your ideal “audience” will be. Who do you think would want to buy what you’re selling? Run through the basic demographics: age, gender, location but keep in mind that selling locally is really about timing, place and language. Check out these five ways to identify your audience

Scavenger Hunt — Scandal’s Mood Lighting and Wooden Ladders

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On ABC’s drama Scandal, Jake Ballard requires soft mood lighting for his B613 missions.

In the series Scavenger Hunt we take your cries for help (via email) and try our best to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We like a good hunt.

Hi,
I saw you did a Critical Decor piece on Scandal, Olivia Pope’s home decor. I saw a fixture in Jake Ballard’s apartment on Scandal that I want. Any ideas where I can find a similar fixture

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Make your Vintage Eddy Lamp dance, ya’ll! Photo: Krrb.com/CocoonCircus

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’ve rounded up creepy coffins and people-shaped lamps among the most random finds on Krrb Check it out

Q&A with All Star Seller — Lyssa Balick from Off Main

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As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! First up in this series is Lyssa Balick from Off Main, a Mid-Century Modern seller in the greater Baltimore area. Lyssa has shared her knowledge of being a professional reseller in the past as she moved her business into a studio.

Hi Lyssa! How long have you been selling? And how did you get started?
July 29th will be two years Off Main is officially a business. But my husband and I have always loved to buy things for our own home and resell on Craigslist. This is an extension of what we’ve been doing for a while

10 DIYers Changing the World

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Photo: Tampa Tribune

It seems a little contrary to give out DIY awards. The DIY movement is about celebrating what you do best and helping others to find that same joy. So may we present a list that is not a “Top Ten” but rather a “Significant Ten” to inspire you in your own DIY projects. These folks are helping to change the world by making it simpler one project at a time. Enjoy

DIY — How to Add New Hardware on Vintage Furniture

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If you’ve ever inherited a beautiful piece of furniture or even scored a diamond in the rough on the side of the road or at an antique shop, you know how exciting it can be to consider the possibilities. For one thing, you have the opportunity to update it to suit your style and breathe new life into it with, more often than not, very little effort.

Many times, all you need is a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. But what about that prohibiting predicament when you have original hardware holes that make retrofitting modern hardware all but impossible? Take my hand-me-down bedroom furniture below, for example

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The inner workings of someone else’s chest should start up some conversations! Photo: Krrb.com/CocoonCircus

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

From cartoonish chip bowls to rather frightening lighting, we’ve got it covered

I Want This — Future Spa Pinball Machine

When I saw this listing, I was immediately transported back to my childhood visits to the arcade, with its flashing lights, electronic noises and quarter machines. I remember the tiny silver pinball bouncing around, hoping to beat that high score. What a cool, colorful, and unique addition to any apartment! It’s both a statement decoration and a source of endless entertainment. And an absolute steal of a price—some machines go for $10,000 and up! This Future Spa machine features flippers, bumpers, slingshots, spinning targets with all the bells and whistles you would expect from an awesome pinball machine. Impress your friends and relive childhood memories—especially if you loved arcades—like I did. And the best part: you can play until you have the high score without running out of quarters! Start clearing some room in your apartment for this find, guaranteed to bring the ‘wow’ factor.

You can snag this Pinball Machine from cathjig76’s Krrb corner in Westwood, NJ. $1250 or best offer.

Reclaimed Home Brings Their Do-It-Yourself Energy to the Salvage Yard

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Upon entering the Crown Heights storefront of Reclaimed Home, I was greeted by owners Phyllis Bobb and Emilia DeVitis along with an abundance of salvaged vintage pieces that had me wishing I was in need of a bold piece of furniture! The cheerful pair have been friends for almost 30 years and have just recently started this new venture together. The combination of their DIY skills and passion explains the high quality of their work—even gaining them praise from the New York Times. The duo are currently working out of their reclaimed and salvage studio right near the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens while also offering a variety of interior design and furnishing services to homeowners and businesses. Check out what these ladies had to say below and be sure to swing by their shop in person

How to Rewire a Vintage Lamp

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Photo: rodneysmith.com

Vintage lamps have all the aesthetics, but sometimes lack updated wiring to make it an efficient light source. Not to fear, rewiring a retro light is a great project for any DIY beginner. Study up on the diagrams and steps below before updating your next secondhand find

Get Energized — 5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

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Photo: splendidtable.org

As a person who more often chooses to sleep in than not, I’ve learned lots of tricks to help me out of bed and ready to start the day. Over the years, I’ve found that the right scents, sounds or tastes can transform a mood. Catering to these specific senses can put you in a whole different mindset within seconds and usually provide you with a boost of energy you need when sleep isn’t an option. Read on for the most energizing scents, sounds and tastes to revitalize you on your never-ending days

Alternative Energy Sources to Power Your Tech Devices

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Whether we care to admit it or not, we rely pretty heavily on our tech devices. Our eyes are glued to Google maps and Siri takes care of dialing our nearest and dearest. Our dependence on tech demands that devices be in full working order at all times. When running out of energy is not an option and plugging in is not readily available, alternative energy are a wallet-friendly and eco-friendly way to juice up. We’ve rounded up some alternative modes of energy (and the devices that use them) to power your most important equipment

I Want This — Safavieh Vintage Collection Turquoise Rug

Sometimes I struggle between enjoying and appreciating the aesthetic of items from years past and well, wondering how does one clean 50-plus years of grime from a well-loved artifact. With the Safavieh Vintage Collection Turquoise Rug, I don’t need to make any compromises. I can get the soft pile and uneven striations associated with aged heirlooms but with the guaranteed quality of a new rug. At 5′ X 7′ and the color of a gorgeous deep turquoise, this rug will definitely make a statement in my bedroom.

Curl up on this vintage-inspired Turquoise Rug from the Property Sister’s Collection in Hawthorne, California. $200.

In Search Of — Daffodil Yellow Finds

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Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for Daffodils.

The flowers on the ground are the inspiration for this cheery color that will look great in your place all year

In Search Of — Army Accessories

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Photo: theepochtimes.com

Welcome to the daily series, In Search Of, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today we’re looking for army items.

Memorial day is just around the corner. Get into the spirit with these fantastic finds