So remember when I posted about the new Ikea couch we really wanted? Well, we got it! And we made $5 purchasing it too!
We have been eying the Manstad Ikea Sleeper sofa for a couple weeks now. We decided that if we were for sure going to get it we would have to sell our current couch first so we would have room to bring in the new sofa and use the money we make from selling our couch to go toward the new sofa. I was searching Craigslist for the going rate of Ikea couches (since the one we were selling had also been from Ikea). We put ours on Craigslist for $125 and have had a couple offers already and a buyer will be picking it up on Sunday.
While I was searching Craigslist for the going rate of Ikea furniture, low and behold someone was selling the very sofa we wanted! The seller said it was only 6 months old and rarely used. They are moving and need to sell it fast. And the best part? The going rate was only $150! I called the seller immediately and he promised to hold it for us until the next day. When James and our friend went to pick it up, they realized that apartment smelled like smoke and they were afraid that it would be embedded into the sofa. Because of the concern, they only ended up paying $120 for the couch. Score! They brought it home and James and I vacuumed and Shampoo the Sofa and even used Arm and Hammer for extra protection. Our couch now smells fresh and clean!
Quick math: $125(current couch)-$120 (new sofa)= $5 surplus!
If that isn't a bargain, I don't know what is.
P.S. I am not a swindler. This just happen to work out that we got money back from the deal, it was not something we planned on purpose. In no way did we try to "dupe" anyone.