Good morning! I don’t mean to be tedious and repetitive – but there are still many questions about our upcoming move and liquidation sale and this forum seems like the best place to continue to answer those questions. If you got all the dates and information down from last week’s post (or even the week’s before) then skip this first part and go right to the good stuff ‘cause nothing’s changed.
If, however, you’re new here or it’s still a little confusing – let’s boogie!
Today is the last time you’ll see new-to-us inventory until we open into our new location (just a tab bit east of our current location) on Friday, April 4th. Why? Because we’re having a ginormous liquidation sale – hoping to sell down inventory prior to our move – and all incoming donations will be diverted into our new store for the next few weeks!
Starting Friday, March 14th (one week from today) – whatever’s in our store will be 20% off the price tag price (all discounts will be taken at the register).
Starting Friday, March 21st – whatever’s in our store will be 50% off the price tag price (discounts will be taken at the register).
Starting Friday, March 28th – whatever’s in our store will be 80% off the price tag price (discount taken at register).
Okay – here’s where you have to really pay attention. Before Friday, March 14th we will be moving all of our never-been-used, prototype queen size mattresses and box springs. They will not be part of the sale. We might move some other furniture too – but not much. We will review our inventory after each sale weekend and see if we feel like certain furniture is already priced well and shouldn’t be marked down further and move it before the next mark down Friday. Let me give you an example.
You’re in the store on Saturday, March 15th right before we close at 4:00 p.m. and see the gorgeous gray velvet Pantera collection sofa by Lazar priced $895 is still available for purchase. You – being the smart shopper you are – think to yourself that you’ll come back on Friday, March 21st to buy that sofa when the 50% off sale starts. And you do just that only to find the sofa is gone. Where did it go?
Into our new store. We decided we were willing to allow this retail value $3,000 sofa go for $716 ($895 – $179 which is 20% off) but were not willing to let it go for $447.50 (50% off) so moved it before the 50% off sale started. Does that make sense?
Another thing to be aware of – ALL SOLD MERCHANDISE MUST BE PICKED UP BY 4:00 P.M. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Since we will not have “new” inventory for the next few weeks to showcase – what will you find on the blog each Friday? Some of the best of the furniture that will be part of that weekend’s sale – that’s what!
But all that stuff starts NEXT Friday. Right now I have some fabulous furniture to show you! Let’s take a look!
these are beautiful rattan swivel gliders (two of them) – super comfortable and in excellent condition – priced $165 each; square rattan and glass end tables are $55 each (there are two of them too)
this is a really cool – mostly glass – lighted china cabinet with a mirrored back (so very reflective which made it hard to take a photo). I did notice one of the glass shelves is missing a corner (still works and could easily be hidden with some dishes). Wonderful brass hinges. Priced $145
this armoire offers tons of storage! Missing one of the knobs on the top drawer. Priced $135
I believe this piece was originally designed to be a buffet but was recently used as a media stand (there are holes cut into the back of it for cords). Really a pretty piece of furniture. Priced $125
Fabulous Alan White wingback chair in excellent condition – priced $165
two more Alan White pieces – both of them offer extra deep seats and both have some wear and need some spot cleaning. Sofa is priced $125; loveseat $95
this is a fantastic leather chaise? One armed sofa? Very comfortable. Gorgeous leather. A bit distressed but it just adds to the beauty of it. A seriously amazing sofa. Priced $295
modern oval glass topped coffee table for $65
oh if only the owner of these two wingback hadn’t allowed kitty to scratch ‘em! Love the chevron pattern. Down filled seat cushions. Priced $30 each
lovely dining table with EIGHT chairs (actually can’t get all eight chairs around the table!). Glass inserts need a little reworking to fit perfectly in the spaces. Priced $175 for all
here’s another fabulous loveseat/sofa combo that’s in excellent shape. By Bauhaus. Loveseat is $165 and the sofa is $185
I love the mission style of this dresser and armoire! The six drawer dresser has a mirror and is priced $75. Armoire is $50
Wow – let me tell you about this table and chairs! Gorgeous antique square table of quarter sawn oak priced $375. Set of six antique oak chairs – all need some work and seat cushions aren’t attached – priced $120 for the set
lovely, massive, carved oak night stands – priced $50 each
and then look at this sweet carved piece! Could be a nightstand or an end table – also priced $50 (there’s only one though)
fabulous two piece desk by Cherryman (locks with key) priced $125
amazingly comfortable, and in perfect condition, side chair for $85
you will automatically get your “groovy” on if you purchase this loveseat and half moon coffee table (ottoman?). The top of the half moon piece is mirrored (of course!). Priced $40 for both pieces though are in remarkably good shape
we end with more carved pieces! We often laugh how donations – at times – seem to come in waves of certain things (one week everything donated seems to be leather, the next – tons of recliners). We start with a taller side table which is priced $70; there are two round end tables (they too are taller than some end tables) priced $55 each; the oval coffee table has a beautiful inlaid carved piece – though this piece has some damage to the top of it (and others are in better condition) – priced $40
You still with me, dear reader? Phew – that was a long post, I know. I want to wrap up with a simple but sincere THANK YOU. We wouldn’t be in this position of buying our own building if you weren’t shopping and donating. Yes, our shoppers leave with a great deal on some amazing furniture but let’s never lose sight of the bigger picture – which is your purchase, and your donation, are helping the most vulnerable in DuPage County through the programs and services offered by Outreach Community Ministries!
Again, thank you.