Sunday, May 10, 2009

Determining Worth

Suddenly I've come to the realization that I don't have enough furniture - it's Bric-Brac galore with no place to display these treasures. And so what's a girl to do but shop! I need bookshelves, a wall-unit, display case, how about credenza or hutch, cabinet? A clothing rack and shoe rack. I look in LA and OC, and all that I find is over-priced everything. Yes, it is worth it, I would ask for those prices too but people, come on, I need something fabulous and I'm a girl who can't wait.

I weed through the abyss of Craigslist like a hunter - a wish list of the all to obvious keywords that result in the perfect and the far too expensive piece. Moving on to the general brings in some negotiable results but it's late and so I wait for tomorrow, wondering what they're all worth. There's the matter of transportation needing to be added to the cost - I'll rent a truck, then how do I physically move it, hire a mover? Great that's $50 bucks and couldn't they just take off with my stuff? Now things are adding up.

Take the chairs for example, two gorgeous wicker chairs purchased in fair condition from a thrift store. I love their lines, and I envision them cleaned up and painted black, they are my dream of an outdoor chair, and with summer on the horizon this could really sell - but for what? I spent more money on paint than I did on the actual chairs, and I'm thrilled with the result but is there anyone out there who will want them as badly as I do? Anyone willing to pay $100 for the pair? That's a reasonable number, in fact they're so unique I think I could go higher, maybe $150 - that could be worth it. But now I'm thinking $175 and wondering if it will ever end, the determination of worth.

A quick SwagBucks search results in: a collection of any kind is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it - brilliant! *SIGH*


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