That's genius. My own flat file project went south........
P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 22807)
Posted on: 06-10-2019 08:46.
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wife has a use for them for sure.
So she bid on two lots of 5 (5 drawers each) at State auction. That's 10 sets. That's a lot. Each one weighs over 200 lbs.
All told we spent 1K for the files. Then I had to rent a 15- truck to move them, adding another $120. Plus I spent hours taking them apart, cleaning and repacking the roller bearings so they glide whisper-quiet.
For her own use, we restored 6 sets (one stack of two in the mudroom and one stack of 4 in her studio).
But we have four sets left over. We thought that we could sell them for about $1,000-$1,600. That way she gets her storage needs met and we turn a profit, or worst case, we make all our money back and she gets her storage needs met for free (not counting my time, of course )
But every single one of her artist friends who said they were interested simply flaked out. Every response on craigslist I've gotten wants to low-ball me on the price.
So I've got a garage full of these things. We just overestimated the market, I guess.
To be fair, to buy 6 5-drawers of this quality with bases and tops brand new would have been 5-6K easily.
But the idea that we were going to break even or turn a profit on this venture simply isn't working out.
Edited by P. Briscoe at 6/10/2019 8:48:19 AM
Edited by P. Briscoe at 6/10/2019 8:51:45 AM
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