Good Questions: What's a Fair Price for my Beloved Club Chair?

Good Questions: What's a Fair Price for my Beloved Club Chair?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jul 19, 2007
Hello AT, Okay, short story here first. Back in Spring of '02 Jon, living by himself, was thinking about buying his first non-hand-me-down pieces of furniture. Shopping around he saw and sat in a big, comfy, masculine club chair at Restoration Hardware. After careful consideration he decided to shell out the $1200 + tax (+ an undisclosed amount for some other nice pieces of furniture) to purchase his beloved Mitchell Gold. Fast forward to Spring of '03...

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Enter Nico, an orphaned, fluffy, brown Maine Coon-tabby kitten (so cute and fun). Now Nico loved the chair (and still does) and Jon was unwilling to have Nico's claws amputated. So Jon dealt with the situation as best he could. Fast forward to today. Jon wants a sofa (tightly knit fabric of course) and there wouldn't be room for his other pieces in his now smaller apartment. He's thinkin' the club chair is kinda tattered and big, yet still solid (what with the solid kiln-dried hardwood frame and all) and comfy, very comfy; but on the other hand the new sofa will be very comfy as well; so the club chair must go. Enter apartmenttherapy.com (he loves that blog). I'd like to know what you all think is a fair asking price for this, whether I sell it to a private party or an upholster company or whomever. Thanks for your consideration! Jon Minneapolis Dear Jon, We wish you the best of luck your sofa hunt, and we suspect you might have a little trouble unloading your lovely chair with all that cat scratch fever having gone on. We recommend you put it in Craigslist and in OUR CLASSIFIEDS (Chicago - send the editors an email and they'll feature it for you) for $400. Reupholstering leather is tricky and expensive, so expect that you will either sell to a student, who won't care, or to someone who will reupholster it themself (at a cost of @ $800 we're guessing). Anyone else???
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