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Old 26.03.2011, 12:21
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Used furniture--how to sell/donate/dispose of

Dear All,

Gooooood morning!

I would like to know how it works in Basel when you need to move and you don't want (or can't) take your furniture with you. What are the options when it comes to bed, mattress, closets, lamps, tables and chairs? Suppose the condition of the furniture is very good (IKEA + 1 year of use).

Thanks for any suggestion.

Enjoy the weekend. And the Spring.
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Old 26.03.2011, 12:26
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Re: Used furniture--how to sell/donate/dispose of

offer them on EF
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Old 26.03.2011, 12:48
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Re: Used furniture--how to sell/donate/dispose of

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Dear All,

Gooooood morning!

I would like to know how it works in Basel when you need to move and you don't want (or can't) take your furniture with you. What are the options when it comes to bed, mattress, closets, lamps, tables and chairs? Suppose the condition of the furniture is very good (IKEA + 1 year of use).

Thanks for any suggestion.

Enjoy the weekend. And the Spring.
FInd out how quick you want to get rid of them. If you have got time, find a price for them and sell them in the Market Place forum.
As I can see most of the furniture and other items are purchased.
If you want them to go very quickly you can offer them for free there as well.
You can also have a look at ricardo.ch but that takes some time as well.
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Old 26.03.2011, 15:08
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

I'm in the same process. Most of the furniture we're not shipping so I've spent ages on Ricardo. I've managed to sell nearly everything we wanted to get rid of. As a matter of fact, today is chaos day at home as I've had 5 buyers picking up stuff and one more is coming later. When they come I ask them if they need anything else for free.. One will come back next week to pick up our heavy TV which I could not sell as it's too big. today one came for a chest of draw and left with a carpet , and some closets. Yesteday one came for something and left with some lamps for free.. It's time consuming but all very successful. Do you live in a block? We put some stuff downstairs with a note in German : Dear neighbours, help yourselves....i've had good contact with other neighbours whose kids have been friends with my kids so I've been around, giving for free our sledges , different toys, baby stuff and winter clothes we don't need anymore. For the rest my husband will go to our local recycling compound. The guy takes always our things for free... Good luck!
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

Hi there,

I am also leaving Switzerland at the end of April, Ikea furniture at my apartment that I want to get rid of.

Should I post here an add? Pics? Someone might be interested?

Thanks!
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offer them on EF
Have done so with mixed success. There are the serious buyers who call or write and will pick up items and are uncomplicated to deal with. I have met many forum members this way.

Others do not have a van and cannot pick items up and I can offer delivery (can be fee based depending on the item and location) and many are grateful for this. I am also happy to post items if it is practical.

But then there are others who just can't be bothered to pick something up that will fit in their car because they are too busy.

I like to offer things here first, but often I end up using Ricardo with more success. I am not in Zürich and that seems to be an issue.

There are some great finds here. With the search function, it can be time consuming for someone to look for an item and often the item is no longer available but the thread has not been closed (seller neglected to request it). However, many have found my older for sale listings so it can be done, just requires patience.
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

I am hoping to sell some nice furnature I had shipped in from the US when I moved here. Since I don't speak German or French am a bit leary of trying recardo. Is it worth trying to sort it out on that website or is there any particular site that is better than others for selling?

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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

For people living in Zürich and wanting to dispose of some furniture, you should look up "cargo-tram" on the website for stadt Zürich. Apparently there are some specific dates where you can leave any kind of furniture (no matter how big) at the final tram stop of all lines. The problem with this is taking the furniture over there and also you depend on those dates. Does anyone know another way of disposing furniture in Zürich? I have a couch that it's a bit too worn out to sell or give away and a big Expedit bookshelf (the biggest one from Ikea) and I don't think it would survive the disassembling in order to sell it
Also, what about old pillows and stuff like that? also cargo-tram is the only solution?
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

If it is still usable, but you don't want to sell them, try freecycle. It works well in many cities. (google freecycle, then freecycle plus the name of the biggest city nearby. Genève has one, Lausanne has one...)
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Old sofa bed

HI

I want to get rid of an old broken sofa bed, a brockenhaus wouldn't want it. We live in Herliberg. Can anybody tell me how i should get rid of it.........don.t suppose i can leave it out as speergut?

Thanks id you know:
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Re: Old sofa bed

Hello you can bring it to a recyclinghof, if you don't have a car they would pick it up as well, I just don't know how much it costs...

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ted/de/i...ut_wie_wo.html
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Procedure to dispose Furnitures while leaving Baden

Hello,

I want to dispose my furniture, Beds, Chairs, Utensils in Baden. Is there a place where we can pay and dispose things? Does gemeinde provide any place to dispose things or should we keep these items in grabage collection locatons?

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Old 01.01.2012, 19:06
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Re: Procedure to dispose Furnitures while leaving Baden

I think if you do a bit of searching on here, you'll find some of the answers. Here is the ' Entsorgungskalendar' (Rubbish Disposal) plan for Baden with the relevant info for disposal of rubbish in general.
Other suggestions are in the Sticky at the top of the 'Household in General' Forum.
Rubbish/Waste/Recycling - an overview; where can I get rid of it all (without getting fined!)
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

Ask Brockenhäuser first if they want the furniture, it's always appalling how some people throw it away when students or poor people still could use it.
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what to do with furniture as handover date coming, help please

hi

I am moving out of my flat and I was more or less able to manage my stuff. My only problem is that I have 2 leather sofas, which nobody wants. I advertised here and also on ricardo, but no takers(which I do not understand but thats an other story)

what can I do now? Just throw it out? Any organizations taking furniture for poor people? Or Brockis taking it? please give me some ideas.

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Old 11.02.2012, 20:19
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hi

I am moving out of my flat and I was more or less able to manage my stuff. My only problem is that I have 2 leather sofas, which nobody wants. I advertised here and also on ricardo, but no takers(which I do not understand but thats an other story)

what can I do now? Just throw it out? Any organizations taking furniture for poor people? Or Brockis taking it? please give me some ideas.

thanks
it is odd what sells and does not seel on ricardo/ebay. Sofa often dont sell, i guess because many people like to treat themselves to new ones. also the issue of how to pick up, not many people seem to have the know how of how to hire a vehicle and at what cost.

suggest you contact your local brocki and ask them how much they charge to pick these up from you?

or try advertising on freecycle.ch - BUT if you use that service, be sure to set up a separate email for yourself to use that service, as you are likely to get numerous emails (you can free email with hotmail. gmail Yahoo etc)

good luck
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Old 11.02.2012, 21:47
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

The Heils Army (Salvation Army) in Schaffhausen (found that in another posting of similar question)
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

Hi, I am going to be moving back to the states soon after staying here for 3.5 years. I am looking to give away some of my apartment stuff like sofa, bed, mattress, table-chairs, microwave, vacuum cleaner, rugs. If anyone is interested in these items let me know. As suggested in the thread, I will try to contact the local brockenhaus, if there is one around in Neuchatel.
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Re: How can I dispose of unwanted furniture?

It will be easier to get people to be interested in the free items if you post them on this forum under the "free stuff" section.

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Hi, I am going to be moving back to the states soon after staying here for 3.5 years. I am looking to give away some of my apartment stuff like sofa, bed, mattress, table-chairs, microwave, vacuum cleaner, rugs. If anyone is interested in these items let me know. As suggested in the thread, I will try to contact the local brockenhaus, if there is one around in Neuchatel.
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It will be easier to get people to be interested in the free items if you post them on this forum under the "free stuff" section.
This forum blocks people trying to give away free stuff (or advertise apartments) as part of its blanket ban on letting newbies post in the "forsale" area until they've got 10 posts and a bit of history. Pity, but that's what it is.
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