A Pillow Dilemma...

I was so excited to 'win' these pillows on the Repocast.com auction last week. Actually, the lot was huge, I 'won' (well... 'bought' since I did have to pay for them!) a total of 16 pillows. Some were with the cover and some are blank white inserts. I have full intentions of covering these myself and selling them online. I definitely think I got a STEAL! All of the items are from HOME fabrics and furniture, a Michigan store that recently went out of business. Most of them still had the tags on. Also included was some home decor that I love. Though, I may not keep it all...
For example, the 2-raven & 1-crown pillows shown here are priced at $104 (!!!) each. I looked up the company online and it is a small shop in New York called PATCH NYC. To put this in perspective, I paid less than $100 for the whole lot! So I went ahead and added up everything that had a price tag on it... grand total: $1,121.00! Amazing what you can 'win' on auction!
You might think that since I work at MAI, I would get a discount... nope! I had to bid and pay just like the rest of you! The different divisions of Miedema Auctioneering all run like separate businesses, so there really is no benefit to purchasing other than getting to look at all the items whenever I go in to the office. I'm glad I looked last week!
Here's the dilemma... I am not sure what to do with these $104 pillows (or the others for that matter). If I was to sell them I would only ask about $15 each... I might try Craigslist, or maybe I should contact PATCH NYC... perhaps they want their goods back? Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to go about this? Or should I go with my original plan to take the covers off and just use the insert for a new pillow... I hate to destroy someone else's art!

4 comments:

Amber said...

Kristin-
I love Home Fabrics! Do they have anymore things on the auction, or how do I get to check it out? Those pillows are really cool too!
I would keep them!!
Amber

Becky DeVries said...

If you really want to sell them I would try ebay. Usually can get more money for them if they are in demand. but... I would have a hard time parting with some of them. You could always pull the covers off and make them into something else and use the pillows for your own pillows.

Teresa R said...

What a great buy!

You could keep the artful ones you like and recover the ones you're not as fond of, and if you have an excess of the ones you're not fond of, sell those on Craigslist or eBay. :)

Anonymous said...

If you re-cover, CAREFULLY cut the crown and other "art" off the pillows and turn them into bags ... they are lovely!!!! If you don't want to save, I'LL TAKE 'EM!!!
And don't try to give them back to the original company, they got paid for it! So sad that Home Fabrics is no longer, but good buy for you! ~~~Kim Kuiper~~~