When I watch storage wars, finding a room full of furniture is usually considered a complete waste of time. If its antique or detailed, it might be worth a little, but usually far less than that same item retail. On top of that, it can’t be particle board or pressed wood. Recently i went shopping and bought a simple pine table for $160. I could imagine the storage wars people finding it and throwing it on the side as “too modern,” and thus, at best, $20-40.
I have two ideas:
- The demand for used furniture is very low, which is why new furniture is so ridiculously expensive and used furniture worthless,
- Retail furniture is vastly overpriced, and possibly 500% or more marked up over the actual value.