It’s not unusual for customers to ask about delivery service – especially since the words “WE DELIVER” are painted on several of our walls (I rue the day my old warehouse manager did that!).
Truthfully, I never liked offering delivery for several reasons – it was confusing (we offered “curb side” delivery – off the truck, set on your driveway or sidewalk and that’s it) and for many customers it seemed expensive (0-5 miles from the store was $35 and it went up $15 for each addition five miles).
Delivery was suspended when one of my guy injured himself. That was in July. Since then that guy is still out and my old warehouse manager left for a new position. With two newish guys in the warehouse I’m realizing how much there is for them to learn and how challenging it would be to remove one of them to make deliveries.
Now four months into our “temporary” stop of delivering – it’s annoying customers and doesn’t win us any popularity points by dangling a delivery option on our walls but then telling people we currently aren’t offering the service and we have no idea when, or even if, we might resume.
I feel bad about that.
What I don’t feel bad about are the over 70 photos that follow showing you SOME of the furniture donated this week. Let’s take a look!
gorgeous dark BLUE leather sofa from Toms Price in excellent condition – priced $495
this is an amazing rattan and wicker set with a table and beveled glass top and four chairs – all in fabulous condition – priced $425
so sweet Ethan Allen floral chair and ottoman – some pulls in the upholstery – priced $85 for both pieces
two bookcases – one has a pull down writing desk and the other two doors for concealed storage – priced $60 each
white entry table with stone top and two hooks for hanging things – priced $95
this is a GORGEOUS piece by Stow-Davis sold through Office Equipment – it’s a two drawer and two door (with shelves) cabinet – needs some work but amazing original hardware and an overall fabulous piece – priced $345
the donor described this Thomasville piece as a two piece china cabinet – but I see it more as a storage/display cabinet. It’s lighted too and is priced $65
it was hard to take photos of these pieces, so bear with me. Also by Thomasville – there are four separate storage pieces (some with drawers, some with doors) – the shelves haven’t been put in but we have them – we’re selling all four pieces for $95 – only issue is the brass that runs along the bottom of each piece is coming off on some of them
bunk beds – note metal side rails (simply not as attractive as wood would be) and ladder for $95
rocker/recliner (second photo shows a rip that was kinda repaired) for $45; matching sleeper sofa in very good condition is $135
two rattan chairs priced $12 each
gorgeous drop leaf table, 2 leaves and SIX chairs (two aren’t in the photos) priced $325
black corduroy IKEA sofa for $85
lovely desk by Stanley – tops needs to be refinished – priced $60
gray Room & Board sofa – in very good condition – priced $195
sweet black painted one piece china cabinet priced $40
two retro rolling kitchen carts – one avocado the other white – priced $10 each
fun vintage table, one leaf and four chairs – priced $70
love the houndstooth print on these two swivel rocker by Sherrill – priced $45 each
four great, solid wood chairs priced $125 for all. Fabulous old table for $65
wonderful set by Ethan Allen – table, one leaf and six chairs – two of the chairs have missing/broken spindles – priced $135
funky retro chair for $40
gorgeous smoked glass top desk (glass measures 6’ x 3’) – there’s a bed frame resting on top of the desk – priced $50
table with four chairs (all the chairs need to be tightened) priced $50
cream colored sofa – a little lumpy – priced $30
cream color sleeper sofa priced $45; plaid chair and ottoman for $30
I took a lot of photos trying to capture this lovely brass and glass shelving unit – it comes apart for easier transportation – priced $95
To deliver or not to deliver? That is the question. I’d love your input, dear reader.
Should I buy a can of spray paint and be done with it?