Beware the unsuspecting furniture
Does flipping wooden furniture make a good profit? Hell yeah!
Before I started flipping, I never gave furniture a second glance. They were invisible to me. But after that first keyboard flip, I began to explore different niches. Failing and succeeding in selling used items, I learned that some niches have a more reliable demand than others. And furniture is one of those reliable ones. Once I discovered this, I became obsessed. Furniture no longer bored me. Where once I saw a piece of wood, now I see cash.
So when I spotted an unsuspecting wooden TV stand, I knew there was a high chance I’d be going home with it.
The price tag was decently cheap, only $35. I looked for irreversible damage and found none. Basically, everything worked well. I didn’t need expert knowledge to know this TV stand was a decent catch for folks looking for a TV stand. It looked solid, and there were no marks of wear or damage.
Albeit mediocre, it passed my standards (seriously, if you set high standards in a thrift store you’d be glum the whole day—expect furniture from thrift stores not to be perfect. Obviously, they’re used), so I bought it, hauled it in my car, and it was advertising time.
I applied my tried and tested method for flipping. Took a bunch of photos from different angles and made sure to edit them to showcase the TV stand’s reliable look. Once done, I made sure to pick the best front-facing photo and made it my money shot.
A beautiful image is a great hook that drives prospects to click your item listing. After all, it’s the first thing they see, so you better make sure it’s a solid shot.
After that, all that’s left is the ad copy.
The ad copy for this item is considerably more sparse than my usual. It didn’t need an expert-level copy to sell. Since this TV stand had no particular brand I could find to piggyback on, I made sure to highlight the item’s features. Also, the photos on this item did most of the work on making sure it found its rightful owner since the photos and the item itself is self-explanatory.
If you want to know more about writing for higher-profit flips, I highly recommend you read a FOTW article I wrote with an in-depth case study on the ad copy’s elements.
After writing the ad copy I finally posted it up for sale to a bunch of online marketplaces. When you’re flipping furniture, Craigslist & Facebook MarketPlace should be your go-to’s.
After two days, it sold for $100.
Beware the unsuspecting furniture, because it could easily be extra cash in your pocket. If you have a way to bring it home or store it in a safe place, who’s to stop you from flipping? They’re yours for the picking.
There are plenty of ways to get your hands on decent furniture. Sometimes you can even get it for free on Craigslist’s Free section. And most of the time, when they’re sold second-hand they’re being sold for super-cheap because it’s been with the owner for a long time, or they want to get rid of it fast.
But in this case, I got it from a local thrift store, so it is wise to take a peek at your own local thrift store to find all sorts of furniture you can flip. Easy money.
I profited $65 on mine—that’s like 15 Grande Frappuccinos!
Or 3 months of a $20/month Planet Fitness Gym Membership! I mean, I’m happy with that.
What about you?
15 of these & with a bigger size!
Almost tripled my $35 investment. Earning $65 bucks on a weekend was a decent return.
Carried it in my SUV—easy stuff, smooth ride home.
Time Spent: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spent about 40 minutes of work on this particular item and I brought along many smaller items with it (per usual), so I’m giving it a five.
Overall I’d give it a 4.3/5 considering these factors:
- Time spent: ≈40 minutes
- Transport: Smooth ride
- Profit: Almost tripled my initial investment (it’s 2.857x to be exact)