Junk or Vintage?

23 Feb 2013
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Starting to clear the place out ready for building works. There are a lot of what I believe are original 1930s brass fittings(muliples of each shown) plus each room has one of this sink units. Mirror has a nifty full size bulb behind! proper retro. 20220124_105744.jpg 20220124_105854.jpg 20220124_110118_02.jpg 20220124_110240.jpg 20220124_110418.jpg 20220124_110440.jpg 20220124_111029.jpg 20220124_113037.jpg 20220124_113050.jpg 20220124_113059.jpg

Are they worth sticking on ebay or not?
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Nothing is junk these days,
chuck them in the skip later.
- dont do that
i was surprised when i gave away various items after clearing a garage that i thought was for the dump only

I put on 3 sites , Freecycle , nextdoor & facebook marketplace
all went in a week

Note that was for free, BUT I would hve a look for items like that on Facebook & Ebay - see what condition and price they are fetching - on ebay you can search for SOLD items and get the price they went for

I would also put on facebook market place and nextdoor with a price - I did and sold

trouble with ebay now are the fees , postage , paypal fees etc

Just do collection only , if you want people to come round, which is what i did
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Another option is to make use of the basins - could you make a feature bathroom out of them?
If you have some space to store them, store them and put them on Facebook, which is free. Put them on without a price, but for the best offer - collection only. You will get a lot of time wasters asking if they are available and when you answer yes, they disappear, but they will sell eventually. I have sold several worthwhile items via FB and given a few away too. They are not antiques, but quite old I think. Aside from just advertising on FB, join a few of the local sales groups too, as many as you can find and select to advertise in those as well - more likelihood of someone local wanting to collect them.

If you do put them in a skip unbroken, they would be gone next morning.
Only problem with eBay is that if you use Best Buy you pay to list. Time wasters are annoying. I sold my sideboard, which was clearly marked as Pick Up Only, to somebody 200 miles away. They never paid or replied, obviously!
I sold my sideboard, which was clearly marked as Pick Up Only, to somebody 200 miles away. They never paid or replied, obviously!
Same happens on Nextdoor & Freecycle, quite a few people messages and when i said available - they either did not reply OR did not realise my location , even. though i put the town in the advert - i person was only 5 miles away , but asked me to deliver, i said NO , not for free !!!!!!
All that stuff perfectly saleable
I've been dealing part time in 20th century stuff (mostly deco) for over 40 years. I can assure you you have only to go to one of big antiques fairs (3 to 4 thousand stalls) to know anything can be sold.
Lots of decent advice chose your method get selling!

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