How to Buy and Sell Used Furniture in New Hampshire

How to Buy and Sell Used Furniture in New Hampshire

The Largest Inventory of Used Furniture in New Hampshire

As the largest used furniture store in greater Manchester, NH, The Consignment Gallery is home to the region’s best inventory of consignment furniture and household décor. Since 1987, we’ve served as the trusted resource for quality second hand furniture at affordable prices and unbeatable value.

A Furniture Consignment Resource for Every Room in Your Home

Used Living Room Furniture
Click the photo to visit our second hand living room furniture gallery.

Each trip to The Consignment Gallery inspires and motivates buyers seeking quality used furniture for sale.   

Shoppers gain practical ideas for refreshing the look and feel of their homes and offices as they browse the tastefully-presented furnishings in our used furniture gallery.

As one of the largest furniture consignment shops in NH, The Consignment Gallery is home to an attractive 12,000 sq. ft. showroom with attached warehouse of treasures awaiting their turn to be discovered. 

Our ever-changing inventory is always artfully displayed to reflect the character and value of each item.

It’s all here – from unique one-of-a-kind decorative accessories, rugs, and fine art to collections of gently used living room furniture, timeless-quality used bedroom furniture, and lightly used dining room furniture.

Used Dining Room Furniture
Click the above image to visit our used dining room furniture gallery.

When you’re ready to refresh your home with high-quality used kitchen furniture, we’ve got the options you need.  For seasonal outdoor enjoyment, our uncommon selection of used outdoor furniture will help you create outside spaces that you will love to live in.

When you need practical and stylish ideas for enhancing your off-site or home office with unique and functional used office furniture, shop with us before you invest too much in brand-new office furnishings. 

You can even create your own signature style or transform your look when you explore our unique selection of second hand jewelry.  From modern high-end designer brand jewelry, to charming estate jewelry, to antique and vintage jewelry options, our vast selection never disappoints.

Whatever your style or budget, you can easily enhance your indoor and outdoor living spaces with the treasure trove of pre-inspected consignment furniture at your local NH consignment furniture store.

Used Kitchen Furniture
Click the above photo to visit our used kitchen furniture gallery.

Guide for Successfully Selling and Purchasing Second Hand Furniture

To help sellers and buyers reach their goals of acquiring or marketing second hand furniture, this guide outlines what everyone can expect from their experience with The Consignment Gallery.

Buyers – Before you commit to paying full retail at furniture stores near Manchester NH, we invite you to discover how much further your budget will go when you shop us for quality consignment furniture.

Sellers – Let our experienced used furniture store experts help you eliminate the risks and uncover the best strategy to promote the value of your like-new, excellent condition second hand furniture and home décor.

Buyer Benefits of Shopping a Consignment Furniture Store

A quality furniture consignment store provides buyers with features including variety, volume, fresh inventory, quality, access, convenience, and fair pricing that represents outstanding overall value.

Used Bedroom Furniture
Click on the above photo to visit our used bedroom furniture gallery.

Variety and Volume – Shoppers gain an affordable alternative to paying full retail for quality home and office furniture, home décor and accessories.   We regularly rotate our displays of constantly changing inventory of like-new used furniture and home décor, so shoppers can experience a wide variety of choices for their home or office.  Each visit is a fresh new experience!

Knowledgeable & Helpful Staff – Buyers appreciate our staff’s knowledge of the rotating inventory in our ever-changing displays.  They also value our team’s helpfulness in finding just the right piece to achieve their vision for furnishing or updating any room in their home.

Convenience & Accessibility – A trip to The Consignment Gallery is worth the drive from anywhere in New England.  Conveniently located in Bedford, NH we’re open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with plentiful free parking for easy access and loading.

Fair Prices – Shoppers gain access to quality home and office furniture, home décor and accessories in like-new condition at pre-owned prices, as an affordable alternative to paying full retail.

Used Office Furniture
Click the above image to visit our used office furniture gallery.

Seller Benefits of Consigning with a Used Furniture Store

Sellers enjoy many benefits when they consign their quality like-new furniture with The Consignment Gallery.  They gain the support of our expert sales team, and the opportunity to expose their items to a wide variety of potential buyers, for faster sale and quicker payment of a fair and favorable split.

Exposure to a Wide Audience – Sellers can expose their consigned items to a much wider audience of motivated buyers, while avoiding the inconvenience, expense and time involved with self-advertising and marketing their quality second hand furniture and home accessories.   Sellers also appreciate the safety of consignment as an anonymous alternative to exposing their homes and private information for strangers to visit or view.

Sales Expertise & Business Acumen – Sellers appreciate the two-fold support of our team’s valuable sales expertise and business acumen. First, our deep expertise with evaluating and pricing high-quality used furniture enables buyers to reap the best prices for quality like-new furniture and home décor.  Second, our keen business acumen and awareness of buyer psychology ensures that sellers’ consigned items are optimally displayed to attract buyers and promote faster sales.

Used Outdoor Furniture
Click the above photo to visit our used outdoor furniture gallery.

Generous Consignment Split – As a family-owned used furniture boutique, we promote community resource-sharing by connecting sellers with buyers. Our fair pricing approach means that we offer the most generous consignment split in the region.

Fast Turnover – For more than three decades, consignors have entrusted our team to properly display and proactively promote their items, leading to prompt turnover and quicker payment.

Tips for Buying Used Furniture in NH

Before you search for “consignment furniture near me”, you would be wise to consider the tips below. 

Proper planning and organization before you leave home to visit any furniture consignment shop will prepare you to shop with confidence.

Measure Your Spaces & Existing Furnishings – Before you leave home, it’s important to write down all of the dimensions of the spaces you wish to fill, as well as the measurements of any furnishings you wish to replace.  This includes the width, depth, and height of a whole room, as well as the pieces currently in it.  Be sure to also take into account other factors such as window sill height, the amount of space between windows, and dimensions of any doors or closets that interrupt your wall space.  Bring a tape measure with you when you shop, as well as reference photos of your current rooms, to orient you while browsing for used furniture to enhance your home.

Know Your Style & Color Preferences – Is your style traditional, transitional, or modern? What are your home’s current color palettes – and do you seek to complement or update them? It’s helpful to bring samples of your wall colors with you to a furniture consignment shop, as well as any current upholstery or window coverings you seek to complement with new furnishings.

Identify Your Goals and Create a Budget – Create a list of what’s motivating you to shop for gently used furniture.  From these reasons, develop and your overall goals for the rooms you wish to update, and rank them in order of priority.  Then create a budget, keeping in mind the top priority furnishings you desire.  A high quality consignment shop such as The Consignment Gallery will enable your budget to cover more pieces than if you paid full retail at new furniture stores in New Hampshire.

Living Room – Consider the style and mood you prefer for your living spaces, and the functionality you desire from adding gently used living room furniture and/or used family room furniture.  Guided by your style and color preferences, as well as your space requirements and budget, you can shop The Consignment Gallery to enhance your home with beautiful and functional new sofas, chairs, end tables, reading lamps, ottomans, coffee tables, artwork and decorative accessories.

Dining Room – Review your goals and get excited about updating your dining space with affordable used dining room furniture!  Depending on your space and style, the options seem endless.  You’ll find incredible value in purchasing a like-new used dining room set, and you can also score fabulous unique types of buffets, servers, side tables, and even bar furniture, in addition to dining room tables and dining chairs in styles ranging from classic to contemporary.

Kitchen – Consider your kitchen size, layout, and traffic pattern. Our constantly-rotating selection of used kitchen furniture typically includes used kitchen islands, barstool sets, kitchen tables, and dinette sets in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials.

Bedroom – Decide what style and quality of bedroom furnishings you need. For example, do you seek a top- quality hardwood bedroom set for an updated master bedroom?  Do you need a discount bedroom furniture set for a seldom-used guest room?  Perhaps a child bedroom set with pieces that can later convert for teen use?  Our wide selection of used bedroom furniture ranges from practical and inexpensive bedroom sets to high-quality second hand furniture bedroom sets.

Office – Consider the family members or professional peers who require dedicated work space, and the functionality they need.  Then browse our used office furniture selection to find what suits your practical and professional needs. We typically offer used office desks with coordinating desk chairs; desk lamps; book shelves; and file cabinets, as well as unique office accessories and décor.

Outdoor – Our seasonal collection of used outdoor furniture rotates regularly, and typically includes used patio furniture and other high-quality second hand outdoor furniture that can enhance outdoor spaces for primary and secondary properties throughout New England.

Tips for Selling Used Furniture in NH

Preparation is the key to swiftly selling your gently used furniture & home décor, with expert support from our team at The Consignment Gallery.  We’re here to make it easy for you, and offer these tips to get you started:

  • Prepare Your Furnishings for Sale – Ensure that each piece is clean, stain-free and odor-free.  Repair or replace damaged hardware, and retouch all scratches, particularly those in clearly visible locations.
  • Know the History of Your Furnishings – It’s helpful to know key facts about the furnishings, fixtures and accessories you’d like to successfully consign for sale.   For example, important details include how old the item is, the original purchase price, if the item is authentic or a replica piece, and if the fabric is original to the piece.