Selling Your Furniture The Easy Way
How it works
We offer a consignment service for second hand furniture and antiques.
‘Consignment’ simply means, ‘we sell it for you’.
This means that you (the consignor) leave your item with Morans Furniture Stores (the consignee) for an agreed period of time for us to sell on your behalf.
So instead of you trying to sell your own used, second hand furniture we do all the work for you.
When your items sell you receive 50% of the selling price (40% if we collect your furniture more than 10km from Ballina).
Three easy steps to sell (consign):
1. Is Your Item of Furniture Suitable for Consignment?
In general terms, we accept items that are:
- 10 years old or newer
- Are in like-new condition
- Of a style that would interest buyers.
We also accept some antique and vintage items.
To check if your items are suitable for consignment please read our more detailed acceptance requirements .
Do you feel your furniture meets our acceptance requirements? The next step is to provide us with some photos before bringing the item into the store. You can:
- Send us digital photos via our online selling form
- E-mail digital photos to email@example.com
- Bring photos into us on your camera or phone
- Send us photos by post or bring them to our shop
It is important that the photos reflect the exact condition of the item. Any marks, scratches, tears etc should be clear to see.
When providing us with photos please include:
- Your contact details
- A description of the item including the condition, size and approximate age
- A note of any marks, scratches, tears or damage of any sort on the item
If you are confident your items meet our acceptance requirements you can bring them in to us without pre-approval. However, please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee that we will accept them for sale.
In some cases we may decide to visit your home to view your furniture. This will depend on your location, the number of items etc.
All consignments are subject to our final inspection. If we agree to accept your items based on photos and then discover that they are not in the condition reflected in the photo, we will not be able to accept them.
2. Delivery To Our Showroom
You may bring in your pre-approved items Tuesday to Saturday during the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please provide us with advance notice if you are bringing larger items. (Please note we close for lunch 1pm – 2pm).
If you live within a radius of 10km from Ballina we can collect your pre-approved items. (For collections more than 10km from Ballina, sellers will receive 40% of the selling price).
Before arranging for collection please ensure that the furniture to be consigned meets our acceptance requirements .
Our goal is to achieve the highest price possible for your item while also ensuring it sells within a reasonable period of time.
As a general rule of thumb a second hand item in like-new condition will sell at roughly half of what it would sell for when new.
We will only be able to determine the price of the item once it is pre-approved and we physically inspect it.
When deciding the price we take into consideration the following factors:
- Quality of construction
- Market demand for the item
- What the item would be purchased for new in the current market.
Our experience in the new and second hand furniture markets means we have a reasonably good idea what a second hand item might be expected to sell for. However, since it’s impossible to be 100% sure of exactly what price a particular used item may sell for we operate a price-discounting system.
The final selling price of your item is determined by market demand. This means that the price your item sells for is decided by the amount of money a buyer is willing to pay for it. We use price-discounting to establish what this price will be.
If your item has not sold within the first 30 days we will reduce the selling price by between 5% and 10%. Every 30 days thereafter the price will be reduced by an additional 5% to 10% until the item sells (up to a maximum of 180 days).
The advantage of this system:
- Your item sells at the highest ‘true market price’.
- You benefit from a quicker sale.
Buyers are smart. They know what an item is worth. When it is at the right price, it will sell.
That’s all there is to it!