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How much would you sell a bunk bed for?

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samanthajayne17 Fri 28-Apr-17 12:14:59

I have two sets of bunk beds and I want to sell because I need to make space in my house now so I will need smaller beds for my children as these wooden bunk beds are too bulky. I have put them on eBay and Facebook for £80 per set. There is no mattresses included as I will need these for my children's new beds when I buy them. Is this a reasonable price? I keep getting offers for £50 but these beds are in really good condition. Should I be accepting the £50 offers? I need at least £70 so i can buy a new bed for my children.

itshappenedagain Fri 28-Apr-17 14:14:38

If it helps £50 is about as much as you will get. You can buy new for about £70. I just gave a set away plus a bed with under bed( both under 12 months old purchased from John Lewis) I would sell to be rid of if it's eBay remember you will be charged fees.

Nanasueathome Fri 28-Apr-17 14:15:43

I gave mine away
Person bought new mattresses

PhilODox Fri 28-Apr-17 14:20:10

How much did you pay for them in the first place? If they're from aspace or white company , ok, but if they're Argos or Ikea, you're having a giraffe!
Ikea's start at £79!

samanthajayne17 Fri 28-Apr-17 14:35:05

They are not IKEA. They cost me around £280 each. They are in very good condition. I thought my price was reasonable but it appears it and so I will be changing the price. Also it's hard on eBay because if I put down the price at £50 I will have to pay a fee so won't actually get £50. How much fee do they actually charge? I'm new to selling and I'm new to eBay

samanthajayne17 Fri 28-Apr-17 14:41:16

I know it's a good thing to give them away but I need some money to put towards the new beds I need to get. I'm only getting rid of Them because of shortage of space ( have to move my girls into all the same room instead of separate ones)

LightYears Fri 28-Apr-17 14:50:14

For furniture in good condition I usually ask at the most half of what they were new but have gone down to a 3rd of what it would be new. If you can wait it out a bit longer then do, but as time goes on it'll become clear what people will actually go up to.

LightYears Fri 28-Apr-17 14:52:34

Could you cancel sale on Ebay and go through Gumtree instead, no fees with them. Or Facebook (not that I've used them for selling)

ILikeyourHairyHands Fri 28-Apr-17 14:53:05

I paid £40 for a seconhand John Lewis high sleeper without mattress that cost over £400 new, I think £40-50 is a fair price.

MrsMoastyToasty Fri 28-Apr-17 14:54:57

Generally for anything I sell second hand I go by a third of original purchase price as a starting point.

paxillin Fri 28-Apr-17 15:01:40

There are lots of bunk beds on ebay for well below £50, so any higher than that is probably unrealistic. How much you need to raise is of course irrelevant if people won't pay it. Depends a bit where you are as well, how far will people have to drive to get it and how big is the city/ town you are in (more potential buyers close enough).

samanthajayne17 Fri 28-Apr-17 15:35:22

I've offered to deliver the bed to anyone who can't collect.

LittleWingSoul Fri 28-Apr-17 17:54:46

Ebay fees are around 10% of selling price. If you ask for cash on collection rather than PayPal you'll avoid a PayPal fee too. HTH

samanthajayne17 Fri 28-Apr-17 21:32:00

Thanks. I'll lower the price to £50 and see if I get anymore interest.

zippyswife Fri 28-Apr-17 22:53:43

Where are you? I've been looking on eBay recently for bunk beds and I think £70 for very good condition is not too much to ask at all. I'm near London though and not sure if that's indicative of nationwide.

samanthajayne17 Sat 29-Apr-17 10:02:47

Thanks zippyswife
I'm no where London
That's a shame tho

LadyPenelope68 Sat 29-Apr-17 10:06:30

Without mattresses, I think £50 is about the going rate, doubt you'd get much more.

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