Over the past few years, we’ve acquired quite a few pieces of wonderful furniture and often get asked how much we paid for it. My favourite is the wide Montauk sofa, which almost everyone thinks I paid over a thousand dollars, for when in fact, I found it for $250 at a local second-hand furniture store in Perth. Buying second hand furniture can save you a great deal of money, but it is essential to know where to look.
Searching second-hand furniture stores can help you find some really good stuff that’s hardly been used. All that’s required is some basic restoration, and it will not look anything short of new. What’s more, is that by taking the thrifty route, you’re saving the environment. Let’s not forget most furniture in this day and age is still made from wood, which comes from trees. So, if we can find and use perfectly good furniture for a fraction of the price, why spend money on buying new?
Now that we’ve convinced you to buy second-hand furniture, the next question you probably have is where to buy it from? Fortunately, we have you covered. Below are a couple of excellent second-hand furniture stores in Perth, one of which we visited to buy that Montauk sofa I mentioned earlier.
Our selection of the best second hand furniture stores in Perth:
Waverly Furniture is located in Beckenham, Western Australia and is an excellent place to sell your old furniture and buy a pretty wide selection of pre-owned stuff too. The shop is home to lounge suites, beds, dining suites, white goods, coffee tables, and lots of other furniture types. The store has been in operation for 33 years and has an excellent reputation amongst sellers and buyers alike.
However, because you’ll find everything from ex-display items to factory seconds, dented and deleted furniture, there are a couple of compromises you will need to make. The good news is that the prices are exceptionally low. In fact you can find washing machines, fridges and dryers at some excellent prices, some of which still have their warranties intact.
Sellers can also get rid of just about anything for cash. The company offers free pickup service and will make an offer over the phone for all the stuff you want to sell. You can then decide if it’s worth it.
Our advice is to visit them and browse through everything they have. If you find a few things worth your time, make an offer and pick it up right away because you’ll not get a second chance.
Cash4Goods has been buying and selling high-quality furniture, electronics and loads of other stuff since 2004. The company is manned by a team of professionals with years of experience in the household and furniture industry. That’s why everything like furniture, collectables, and electronics are neatly categorized. What’s more is that the customer service is pretty good, and will help you find or even tell you if they have what you want. Our advice is to walk through the shop and see if something stands out to you.
Sellers will find that Cash4Goods makes very competitive offers depending on what you’re selling. If it is an antique that’s in demand, you stand to get a higher price as compared to if it is something more run-of-the-mill. However, getting an offer is very easy. All you need is to fill out the form on their website, attach pictures, and a professional from the company will get back to you with an offer. Alternatively, you can also text photos and a message to Darren, who works at the store.
Priced Right Furniture
Priced Right Furniture has been selling the best quality second-hand furniture in Perth since 1994. It is a family-run business currently run by Ralph Tooby and Mark Elvidge. Over the years, the company has grown from just being a second-hand store to one of the biggest Factory Second sellers. You’ll find everything from clearance furniture to dent and scratched pieces that the shop gets from across the city.
Some of the furniture you will find at Priced Right Furniture can’t be found anywhere else, at least not for the same prices. What’s more is that the items only have minor scuff marks, scratches or dents, all of which are quick and easy to fix. So, a person in the market for household furniture for their new home could potentially save hundreds of dollars by shopping here.
Most of their inventory can be browsed online, and they also have a Facebook page with all the latest products. You can send them a message to get the exact pricing for each item you’re interested in purchasing. Speaking of which, pricing is also highly competitive.
McLernons Second Hand Furniture
Unlike some of the other furniture stores, we listed above McLernons, has more than just domestic furniture. The store has business machines, shelves, racks, shop fittings and fitouts amongst loads of other stuff that’s challenging to categorize. The company also buys second-hand furniture from anyone willing to sell, though the stuff in good condition tends to get a better offer from the store.
McLernons has been evaluating furniture for a very long time, and the store says that its people have over 40 years of experience with valuation and auction items. The company is fast both when it comes to buying and selling items. That’s why what you’ll find today may not be available the next day.
The store also provides valuations for clients for various reasons, including insolvency, mergers, restructuring, acquisitions, and turnaround solutions. So, if your business is taking a different direction and wants to get rid of everything for the best price, McLernons should be able to help you.
Buyers are also treated to excellent customer service. The store’s owners and their staff are happy to answer questions and negotiate prices. You can also secure a better deal by buying in bulk, especially if you’re starting a business.