Post by applecrisp1 on Dec 17, 2018 14:41:56 GMT -5
I was just curious, I was thinking of selling a few pieces of my Le Creuset (perhaps on Craigslist or one of my friends often has a yard sale in the summer), but I'm not sure how to price them.
This one piece is in excellent/like new condition. It is the 3 1/2 quart braiser (this is the older model, not the signature line with the newer handles/knob ) in my all time favorite fennel green color. In a way I'm glad they discontinued that color since I can't be tempted by that color and the thinking, oh I like that pan/pot whatever, what's one more. : ) And I don't want to know if they brought the color back.
It looks like something like this for size/style. The newer ones run for approx $299 at full retail (which is what I think it went for then if paying full price). I was just wondering, what would you price it at -- or for that matter what would you pay for it (if you were in the market, and were ok with buying a "used" but really like new LC).
It takes up some prime real estate and I just don't use this one. Or maybe I should just use it this week and make a big ol batch of something. Knowing me I would love using it, and wonder why I didn't use it. : )
Love the color. I'm a Le Creuset whore **blush*** Having said that, I always went to outlets and bought seconds. Now, so many companies are making knock offs, you'd have to find a devotee of the brand. If it were bigger, I'm embarrassed to say I'd make you an offer, LOL.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
I wouldn't try to sell the Le Creuset at a yard sale! At least in our area of the country, followers of yard sales expect to items to be priced very low and sellers know they are expected to "bargain" and reduce their asking price. What I'm trying to say is - yard sales are the buyers market.
Post by soupandstew on Dec 18, 2018 20:46:03 GMT -5
As another Le Creuset "**** who bought many of her pieces at Marshall's but loves them all, plus the ones I've picked up at Sur Le Table with discount coupons, I would pay $65-$75 online. Le Creuset is the one thing I have a real problem resisting because it's so awesome. Ditto what others say about yard sales, at least in my 'hood. Folks around me would want it for $5 and steal it too.
"Being bitter is just the ego clinging on to the past." Brendon Burchard
Post by applecrisp1 on Dec 19, 2018 18:30:19 GMT -5
Thanks everyone for the great feedback!
I don't want to practically give it away and price it super low --- I isn't like I want to get rid of it ASAP. I'd much rather just keep it, or give it away to a friend etc. rather than getting a real small amount for it. And Emma great point about yards sale -- I've been to some where some offers are just beyond unreasonable.
soupandstew -- Funny you mention Marshalls, I bought this same pan at Marshalls, took it home on the train ..... and then proceeded to return it a few weeks later (so back on the train I go) after buying it in fennel green. Just love that color. And that thing is no fun to carry home -- dang heavy.
I've also bought things at their outlets (in person and over phone). Their is an outlet near me that I STAY away from -- I don't need the temptation. : )
Post by traildoggie on Dec 21, 2018 15:32:32 GMT -5
Try something like Next Door or Craigs List? depends on how active the sites are locally. keep it local...you don't want to have to pack and ship. agree …. not at a garage sale. do you have a person in your family that would appreciate it as a gift? as long as they know it's not brand new, AND an idea of how much new ones cost. a nice pot like that has decades of potential use. thinking more, make a serious effort to use it a couple times soon, and maybe it won't need to go somewhere else.
Post by applecrisp1 on Dec 26, 2018 19:14:56 GMT -5
traildoggie --- Thx for reminding me about Next Door, I've been meaning to look into that site. I have sold some items on Craigslist and Offerup but I haven't tried any of the others. Absolutely, if I sell it, it will be local. if in fit of decluttering, I might just give it away ---- I know some people that would love it. But I have a feeling it will just keep it --- it is the largest pan I have so certainly could come in handy and oh it is soooo pretty. : ) it is funny how the color/look can influence me. Some of the designs/colors that they come out it with I'm not a fan of but clearly I am team fennel! But it takes up a good bit of prime real estate in my small kitchen so that made me want to try to sell it/get rid of it.
I am trying a new recipe this week --- I might just cook those turkey meatballs in that pot. : )
PattiA -- and you would get a greatfoodforum discount. : )