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Testing a friendship

Hi all,

 

Just thought I would write and ask your advice on this issue. 

 

I bought a second hand sofa set for $100 (a three piece set) a while ago and my friend needed a sofa and I didnt have space to store it, so I lent it to him. Recently, he decided to get a new sofa set and said he wanted to return it (this is not knowing how damaged it was). We decided he should sell it for me and just recently he posted it on ebay and sold it for $7.50!!

 

TBH I didnt care for the sofa, but auctioning it for probably 99 cents and selling it for $7.50 is pretty **bleep**. And he's reply is "Yes, Im a bit shocked at how low it ended up" + the fact that his dog has made holes and scratches on it. So my question is should I ask for more money (out of his pocket) like $50 more? (but he did give me $20).

 

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Danish-style-3-peice-Sofa-set-1x2-Seater-and-2-Lounge-Chairs-20th-centur...

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind regards

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

 

Life's too short, move on.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

How damaged was it when you lent it to him?   It was certainly filthy when he listed it.

 

It seems to me that he has had more than $20 worth of use from it.....I would be asking for more.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to lyndal1838

Definitely not as bad as those photos!! I was quite shocked. I thought he was kidding when he said $7.50.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

I'm surprised he got $7.50 TBH

 

Just me, but, he'd be an ex friend.

 

You have to work out how much your friendship is worth to you.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

Honestly myfashion,

 

You did a ' friend ' a favour.

 

The only consideration is - not money - but - a 'friend '.

 

You do the sums.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

Someone got a really good buy at $7.50.

The wooden frame will clean up nicely...it is easy to get rid of the scratches.

Even if the cushions need replacing it will still be a nice set when it is reupholstered.

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

prolly bought by someone with an upolstry business.

quick recover and resell

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to lyndal1838

and will be sold at $200++ a great little flip of furniture...

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to imastawka
How much do you think he would have gotten? (mind you, the auction ended on Mothers Day).
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Re: Testing a friendship

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in reply to myfashionnation

Not worth thinking about over a couple of hundred clams.

 

As said, life is too short, I select my friends more wisely these days.

I'm getting tired of being the nice guy and not getting the same in return.

The positive side to that is it makes it easier to decide with whom I give my time to. Smiley Wink

And the rest, well it's funny how they don't seem to make the effort when I don't.

 

How much do you think he would have gotten? (mind you, the auction ended on Mothers Day).

 

In the condition it's in, maybe 50 - 70 as a restorer. (I know a little about Danish furniture)

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to myfashionnation

@myfashionnation wrote:
How much do you think he would have gotten? (mind you, the auction ended on Mothers Day).

I said he was lucky to get $7.50 - which he didn't.  There's fvf's to come out of that.

 

It should have been put out for council collection.

 

 

Kopes has hit the nail on the head IMO as far as friends are concerned.

 

 

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Re: Testing a friendship

in reply to kopenhagen5

Thanks for the advice! I would love to have gotten that price or start at that price at least!

(at least it shows what kind of a friend he is with other people's property).

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to myfashionnation

Just a bit off topic...

 

is there a resellers group or such things (like in the US there is theposhhanger, rockstarflipper, statesplace, 10konthebay, etc) in Sydney? and would ebay australia ever do a convention meet up like they do in the US?

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to myfashionnation

Just a question.

 

You ' did a friend a favour '.

 

What exactly were you expecting in return.

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to domino-710

I was expecting at least $100 or so and then we could split it together. Its more the fact, that he let his dog kinda destroy the set and didnt bother to consult me on the price. But he has had other furniture sold for $1 or mostly under $20. Its a different story when its his furniture.

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to myfashionnation

@myfashionnation wrote:

I was expecting at least $100 or so and then we could split it together. Its more the fact, that he let his dog kinda destroy the set and didnt bother to consult me on the price. But he has had other furniture sold for $1 or mostly under $20. Its a different story when its his furniture.


Aaaah - sorry - but you just ' bibbled a bab full '.

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to myfashionnation

Hopefully it's a good lesson learned. On your part being more thorough in the future might be a smart idea. On your friends part, well maybe he should be grateful if you keep him as a friend.

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Re: Testing a friendship - now a bit off topic

in reply to not_for_sale2018

Then again, someone who pays ebay for a store to sell one item for $29.50

 

really doesn't know the value of money.

 

Just sayiin'