I Make Big Profits Buying and Selling Used Furniture

Create a home business buying and selling used furniture by finding furniture bargains at farm auctions and reselling them at flea markets.


| January/February 1978


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Buying and Selling Used Furniture

"Why put your money in the bank and draw earnings of only 5% or 6% per year," asks Kevin D. Grothe of Minneapolis, Minnesota, "when you can invest that same money in 'antiques' and earn a return of 200% or 300% or so per week? " Here's Kevin with all the details.

One day the summer before last, I drove out to a farm auction and spent $7.50 for an old oak armchair, $12 for an oak rocker, and $10 for a chest of drawers. The very next day, I rented a space at the local flea market and easily resold the three pieces of furniture for $120.

On a recent Saturday morning with nothing better to do, I went out looking for bargains at local garage sales. At one sale, I offered to pay $1.00 each for three dresser drawers (sans dresser) that had fancy brass pulls. I later removed the six brass handles, stored the drawers away for some future use, and sold the pulls to an antique dealer for $20.

At another auction, a final bid of $55 got me a round oak table that needed some fixing up. After six or eight pleasurable hours of refinishing, I was able to sell the handsome table right off my own front porch for a tidy $150.





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