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Story time:  As you may recall we received an old 4 drawer oak filing cabinet – our first one in 12 years.  It sold in record time to the disappointment for some of you.  However at the same time, a customer of our sister store – The Strippers, brought in an almost identical file cabinet to The Strippers.   Here’s the story.  Years ago The Strippers had removed the finish on this cabinet for him and he was going to finish it himself.  After keeping the cabinet in storage and never “getting around to it” he brought it back to The Strippers and said “finish it and sell it”.  Sounds like a tall tale, but true.  So here after 12 years we have a second oak 4 drawer filing cabinet!  This one has a lovely dark oak finish on the outside and a nice clean clear coating on the inside.  It also has castors for carpet or hardwood.  It is set up for hanging file folders.  End of story.

Oak Filing Cabinet


Buying and Selling Pre-Owned Furniture

Buying and Selling Pre-Owned Furniture:

People often ask us about the difference between various types of retailers that sell pre-owned furniture, and what to expect from each. There are five broad categories in this field, and while they are explained separately, they sometimes overlap. Also, while we are focusing on furniture, many shops sell a variety of products.


Consignment stores sell furniture on behalf of the owner. In return for providing floor space, marketing, and administration, they retain a commission on the pieces they sell. They pay attention to condition and quality, and accept each item (or set of items) individually. You will often find brand names and high-end furniture here, at a fraction of the regular retail price.

When you buy at a consignment store, ask about their markdown policy. At Bits & Pieces, we reduce the prices of items at certain intervals (and indicate this on the price tags). In addition, we often have a select number of items that go on sale on Thursdays, so it’s worth signing up for our weekly update, and following our Facebook page to receive notification of our special offers, as well as new items in the store.

At Bits & Pieces, we pride ourselves that, like any good consignment store, we are open and transparent with our consignors  – they have accounts with us that allow them to track their items online, see what is still available and what has been sold, and how much money is in their account. We update accounts daily, and we have a contract with our consignors detailing how the process works.

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