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Ugly Ass Knoll Furniture Set for $7,000 on fleaBay! Unbelievable...

  • MuchMoreThanM... Posts: 21300
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 7:49 AM GMT
    These people think they're going to get $7,000 for this ugly ass weak vintage modern furniture set?

    You couldn't give this to me for free. I'd turn around and sell it. It feel lucky if I got $70 for it all.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mid-Century-Knoll-Furniture-Set-Iron-Reversable-Original-Cushions-Eames-Mccobb-/160743877397?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256d14eb15
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:46 AM GMT
    Wow.
    It's got to be some person who is either completely out of touch with reality, or someone banking on the stupidity of wealthy people. Guess it can't hurt to try, aside from a fee for posting.

    Wait they have a 99% rating and 2998 score! Something does not fempute.

    I kind of want to ask them a question ... "I am interested in a set like this, but can you tell me if the plate is included?" Like the sale depends on that stupid plate.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    Now if they threw in that blue lava lamp, I'd be all over it! Will be interesting to see if anyone bids on this. If so, hello Good Will! I'm gonna make a mint!

  • dancedancekj Posts: 1761
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    I find the general population have no clue how to not select atrocious pieces when it comes to selecting and creating the demand for furniture.
  • zackmorrisfan... Posts: 300
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    That is about the most shit-tacular mid century furniture I've ever seen. And I like mid-century.

    I'll spend my 7000 on this please:



  • dancedancekj Posts: 1761
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    zackmorrisfanclub saidThat is about the most shit-tacular mid century furniture I've ever seen. And I like mid-century.

    I'll spend my 7000 on this please:





    Thank you, I needed that.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    Please dear god let this be a mistake or a prank. That is plain ugly piece of furniture.
  • LJay Posts: 11181
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Do your homework. I agree with you that it looks ugly as homemade sin, but Knoll is expensive.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    But the seat cushions are....REVERSIBLE!!

    Seriously, WTH? Knoll has got to be such a rare and valued piece of art vs. just furniture to justify that price or anything above $200 for the entire set.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    Love mid century modern furniture. That set though looks more to be waiting room furniture, not for the home although plenty of mcm furniture does look more commercial than residential. The price.. hmmmm, but then I've sold numerous things on fleabay for quite high sums. You just never know.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    Dr Frasier Crane might buy it for his waiting room.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Should've taken a good look at this website first ; )
    Haven't shopped online there myself, but so much inspiration just oozing off the walls!
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    www.dornob.com
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    I'd put the money toward a pair of (genuine Mies van der Rohe) Barcelona Chairs by Knoll (black) and and one matching ottoman. Of course, that would be way past the $7K here.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    LJay saidDo your homework. I agree with you that it looks ugly as homemade sin, but Knoll is expensive.


    agreed, i have sold furniture such as this in my career. It is VERY well made, and timeless..( well, maybe not these particular pieces...) but some of it is fantastic, and of course...it's retro... LOL
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    I like mid-century modern stuff but I've got agree that that's some ugly mid-century modern.

    It looks very uncomfortable too.

    But if somebody out there likes it and is willing to pay that much for it - they're free to spend their money any way they want.
  • MuchMoreThanM... Posts: 21300
    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    Well...I couldn't touch this for even $7,000. More like $20,000 for the Florence Knoll three seat sofa. But this is what I'd buy.

    The knockoffs are not that bad looking either and cost a lot less than $7,000.


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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWell...I couldn't touch this for even $7,000. More like $20,000 for the Florence Knoll three seat sofa. But this is what I'd buy.

    The knockoffs are not that bad looking either and cost a lot less than $7,000.



    I love mcm furniture. My kitchen set is vintage Danish Modern from my great aunt's house and before Katrina i had a matching settee. I would LOVE to have a living room done in Knoll
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    So, have you considered reupholstering, sanding down, and restaining or painting the furniture?
    You could turn a profit if you sell it, or just turn it into something you'd want?
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    know_wunder saidSo, have you considered reupholstering, sanding down, and restaining or painting the furniture?
    You could turn a profit if you sell it, or just turn it into something you'd want?


    its wicker and steel. you can't really sand it down or restain it. Besides, messing with the finish will most likely DESTROY any value it might otherwise have held.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    know_wunder saidSo, have you considered reupholstering, sanding down, and restaining or painting the furniture?
    You could turn a profit if you sell it, or just turn it into something you'd want?

    its wicker and steel. you can't really sand it down or restain it. Besides, messing with the finish will most likely DESTROY any value it might otherwise have held.


    Oh, that's too bad. Ouch!
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    I have this FABULOUS stepping stool that I'd like to sell for $80,000. It's all one piece. Rare, smooth curves, retro-esque. Could be placed behind glass as an art or museum display.

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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    lol this furniture doesnt look that bad!
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    know_wunder said
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    know_wunder saidSo, have you considered reupholstering, sanding down, and restaining or painting the furniture?
    You could turn a profit if you sell it, or just turn it into something you'd want?

    its wicker and steel. you can't really sand it down or restain it. Besides, messing with the finish will most likely DESTROY any value it might otherwise have held.


    Oh, that's too bad. Ouch!


    yeah, its an unfortunate thing about antiques. If you want to "refinish" them its not just a matter of sanding them down and slapping on a coat of minwax. The beautiful finishes alot of wooden antiques have are either from hundred-year-old techniques that were used, the passage of time or a combination of the two. Its not easy to replicate and usually not a good idea to try unless the finish has been sufficiently damaged. My kitchen set needs to be refinished but the wood had a unique glass-like shine to it that i can't reproduce myself. I'm pretty sure its a hand-rubbed finish of sorts but I'm waiting until i can have someone qualified do it.
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    There are currently no bids, so obviously no one is eager to jump on that ugly-ass furniture. But I'm curious to find out who's going to be the sucker to waste their money...
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    QUOTE Feb 23, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidThere are currently no bids, so obviously no one is eager to jump on that ugly-ass furniture. But I'm curious to find out who's going to be the sucker to waste their money...


    I highly doubt anyone will bid or buy.