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Set of 6, 1950s, Danish Dining Chairs For Sale Zurich

Set of 6, dining chairs, in very good condition, for sale near Zurich. Possibility to deliver to Zurich, Basel, Zug, and Geneva.
Asking price 1800 CHF.
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Old 20.02.2017, 16:44
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Re: Set of 6, 1950s, Danish Dining Chairs For Sale Zurich

That's just under CHF1.- for every year since the birth of JC!
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That's just under CHF1.- for every year since the birth of JC!
Well it is a full set.
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Re: Set of 6, 1950s, Danish Dining Chairs For Sale Zurich

Just for curiosity, what makes those chairs so expensive?
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Old 20.02.2017, 18:14
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Just for curiosity, what makes those chairs so expensive?
The price.
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Old 20.02.2017, 18:22
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Just for curiosity, what makes those chairs so expensive?
Because other folks thought, several years ago, as they were not expensive, primarily younger people, they would be kool to decorate their places with. So, it became a trend, and it skyrocketed the prices. Then everyone poured into the market, marking up the prices.

It is a set of 6, as opposed to a random piece here or there in questionable condition. These are in excellent condition. They personally aren't my taste, however, there is a demand for them none the less for the right person. These chairs actually, at the height of this wave of buyers, sold for almost double.

Anyone can look up similar or same chairs online if they like, from the US, to London, to here. I, am always willing to negotiate, but, I have other channels to go thru as well, and am willing to hold them for awhile if need be.

Thanks for the question.
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Re: Set of 6, 1950s, Danish Dining Chairs For Sale Zurich

From the Brockihaus for 100chf, to the English Forum for 1800chf... not a bad markup!
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From the Brockihaus for 100chf, to the English Forum for 1800chf... not a bad markup!
Except I didn't buy them for that, nor did I get them at the Brocki.
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Except I didn't buy them for that, nor did I get them at the Brocki.
Am a complete fan of Danish design furniture - can peruse the retailers in Copenhagen for days on end, and fall in love again and again with the right piece (unfortunately budget doesn't extend to most of it).

Perhaps it would be helpful if you gave some background to the pieces e.g. designer, provenance etc. Can imagine they could be good in the right environment, but not mine, once nicely renovated.

The photos you've made in the gravel of a car-park or something aren't exactly doing them any justice .
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Am a complete fan of Danish design furniture - can peruse the retailers in Copenhagen for days on end, and fall in love again and again with the right piece (unfortunately budget doesn't extend to most of it).

Perhaps it would be helpful if you gave some background to the pieces e.g. designer, provenance etc. Can imagine they could be good in the right environment, but not mine, once nicely renovated.

The photos you've made in the gravel of a car-park or something aren't exactly doing them any justice .
I have had the worst time trying to add new pictures, but that is true.
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Am a complete fan of Danish design furniture - can peruse the retailers in Copenhagen for days on end, and fall in love again and again with the right piece (unfortunately budget doesn't extend to most of it).

Perhaps it would be helpful if you gave some background to the pieces e.g. designer, provenance etc. Can imagine they could be good in the right environment, but not mine, once nicely renovated.

The photos you've made in the gravel of a car-park or something aren't exactly doing them any justice .
Background: found a set of unspecified Danish chairs cheap, gave them a wipe and is now selling for 10x the price in the hope of making a tidy profit off of his fellow EF'ers.

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I have had the worst time trying to add new pictures, but that is true.
After all this time you still don't know how to take a decent photo of something and then attach it?
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Background: found a set of unspecified Danish chairs cheap, gave them a wipe and is now selling for 10x the price in the hope of making a tidy profit off of his fellow EF'ers.



After all this time you still don't know how to take a decent photo of something and then attach it?
Trolling me at 4 in the morning, props man. I one time bought a pillbox for 50 rappen, and sold it 2 years later for 45 dollars. I guess I should refund them the money when they were happy with their find. I know you prefer to get everything you can for free or next to free. But some of us, buy things, use them, and then decide to sell them, to buy things we prefer more.

I try to honestly present what I have. Not sure why you take such notice of me not giving this away or dumping it in the recycling.

But I guess if it keeps you up at 4am, it must be fairly important to you.
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Old 16.03.2017, 07:47
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Re: Set of 6, 1950s, Danish Dining Chairs For Sale Zurich

Sorry, but I tend to agree. Danish furniture from the Bauhaus era and/or exhibiting those characteristics are certainly sought after, however for the price you are offering, or anything close to it, the pieces will either need a name to to them (Panton, Jacobson, Henningsen etc) or be of such an obvious style to indicate this stylish functional era. This style is dominated by the use of teak and fabric/leather in a very 'open' design.
Perhaps your chairs do have the value you say, but some sort of additional information would be required. Danish and 1950s doesn't automatically equal what you maybe think it does.
Best of luck
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Sorry, but I tend to agree. Danish furniture from the Bauhaus era and/or exhibiting those characteristics are certainly sought after, however for the price you are offering, or anything close to it, the pieces will either need a name to to them (Panton, Jacobson, Henningsen etc) or be of such an obvious style to indicate this stylish functional era. This style is dominated by the use of teak and fabric/leather in a very 'open' design.
Perhaps your chairs do have the value you say, but some sort of additional information would be required. Danish and 1950s doesn't automatically equal what you maybe think it does.
Best of luck
Thanks for the info. I suppose you are right. The items are in storage, so I guess I should wait until I go back, and get all the specs exactly, before I try to push it any further.
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Trolling me at 4 in the morning, props man. I one time bought a pillbox for 50 rappen, and sold it 2 years later for 45 dollars. I guess I should refund them the money when they were happy with their find. I know you prefer to get everything you can for free or next to free. But some of us, buy things, use them, and then decide to sell them, to buy things we prefer more.

I try to honestly present what I have. Not sure why you take such notice of me not giving this away or dumping it in the recycling.

But I guess if it keeps you up at 4am, it must be fairly important to you.
I often wake up naturally for an hour or so at 3 to 4am and browse the web before I get back to sleep. Everyone has their own sleep cycles.

And I am just highlighting, like everyone else, that you are selling 1800chf furniture without any background or story behind it, and that probably cost a couple of hundred francs when you picked them up. It's basically: "Here are some 1950's Danish chairs, please pay 1800chf. Because... Danish.".

It would be different if this was the first or second time you have done something like this, but your selling ads are consistently of this nature and imo lack honest details and transparency.
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It would be different if this was the first or second time you have done something like this, but your selling ads are consistently of this nature and imo lack honest details and transparency.
And??
Who gives a damn?

His posts are now under "Commerical" and so (I presume) he pays a fee to advertise on here. Commerical is not the same as normal "Items for sale" market place threads. It is was, is and always will be open season on them - especially the cars

You'll be gutted if he gets all the information back on the chairs and they turn out to be worth 1800chf each
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I often wake up naturally for an hour or so at 3 to 4am and browse the web before I get back to sleep. Everyone has their own sleep cycles.

And I am just highlighting, like everyone else, that you are selling 1800chf furniture without any background or story behind it, and that probably cost a couple of hundred francs when you picked them up. It's basically: "Here are some 1950's Danish chairs, please pay 1800chf. Because... Danish.".

It would be different if this was the first or second time you have done something like this, but your selling ads are consistently of this nature and imo lack honest transparency.
Point taken about giving enough detailed information. However, most times, if it is a certain unique item, people normally engage me thru pm to discuss more details and so on. The problem with listing on this forum, if I go into great detail, about the actual facts, I still can get an army of people who have zero real interest in purchasing what I have to sell, but just post to give me a hard time.

So I lack sometimes the initiative to make a decent sales ad because of these past experiences. I have no intention of deceiving anyone, and am open to counter points in negotiations for serious prospective buyers. I rather have a good feedback on this site, then selling tat, and getting that kind of review of being untrustworthy.

But, as I said, people that see what I selling, and know what it is, will normally contact, and we go from there. The people that want to blow up my time because they think they are funny, well, its the reason I have been discouraged from writing anything too detailed.

But I guess at that kind of price, I should make the effort.
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Point taken about giving enough detailed information. However, most times, if it is a certain unique item, people normally engage me thru pm to discuss more details and so on. The problem with listing on this forum, if I go into great detail, about the actual facts, I still can get an army of people who have zero real interest in purchasing what I have to sell, but just post to give me a hard time.

So I lack sometimes the initiative to make a decent sales ad because of these past experiences. I have no intention of deceiving anyone, and am open to counter points in negotiations for serious prospective buyers. I rather have a good feedback on this site, then selling tat, and getting that kind of review of being untrustworthy.

But, as I said, people that see what I selling, and know what it is, will normally contact, and we go from there. The people that want to blow up my time because they think they are funny, well, its the reason I have been discouraged from writing anything too detailed.

But I guess at that kind of price, I should make the effort.
That makes no logical sense. It is always better to put the relevant information inside the ad. Always. If you are making people PM you for basic information then you are doing something wrong, or have something to hide.

You have been called out for the same things in the past literally for years, so if you haven't learnt by now, or don't understand the basic concept of providing information and transparency, then it's no wonder people don't feel comfortable purchasing things from you, especially when those things cost a small fortune with nothing to justify the price. To me, it's a bit of a shady way of doing things.

When you make these ads people are not "blowing up your time", because ultimately you want something from us... not the other way around. Maybe you would do well to bear that in mind, instead of acting as though it's everyone else's fault.

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Have you got any Swedish ones in black ?
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