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04/26/2019 at 12:09 pm #60849
I got 10 Herman Miller shell chairs for $5 each today. There are another 40 available but I have no space in the car so I’ll have to hope they’re still available Monday. The ones I got are without the folding tables, but the rest have folding tables.
My question is how to sell these things – take the legs off and sell the shell only? (Shippable). Do you think the tables are a plus or make them less desirable?
Thanks for any help – this is not my usual area.
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04/26/2019 at 2:51 pm #60856
Took 10 of them straight to a vintage consignment shop so I could load up again. So now I’ve got 17 total.
Buddy at the consignment shop is going to list them for $179 each, of which I would see 55%.
He doesn’t want the ones with tables… yet. So I still have to decide whether to sell them whole or just sell the shell. The new 7 have nice clean bright orange shells.0
04/26/2019 at 2:52 pm #60857
- Location: Central NJ
Looking through the solds on eBay, you could sell them either way. You could separate the shell from the base and sell each separately, or you could sell the full chair. Looks like buyers are willing to pay high prices for shipping.
Strange – but I don’t see any with the folding table, either for sale or sold. I did see someone selling just the table piece. Maybe the table is rare and none are available at the moment?
Either way, for $5 each, I don’t think you will go wrong selling them one way or another.
I don’t have an experience with shipping chairs, but, if you are going to sell the whole thing, you could possibly disconnect the two and then fit them together in a box.1+
04/26/2019 at 2:59 pm #60858
That’s a great point – especially if the legs come off as two seperate pieces it might be very shippable. The table can come off but the metal arm it’s on is welded on, so that’s not going anywhere.
These are from a university, which explains the side table thing. I do feel like your typical collector prob doesn’t want the side table… BUT it’d be easy to oxy cut the thing off, or simply sell the shell.
Thanks for your advice!0
04/27/2019 at 2:02 am #60877
04/27/2019 at 9:40 am #60886
- Location: Virginia
do they have the Herman Miller mark? we found about 25 of these a couple years ago but they are Krueger fiberglass brand, couldn’t sell a single one, even though they are so cool.
i had them on local pick up though. i think if you can unscrew them from the legs, you could ship them in a big box, might be a pain, but if you have a good price plus handling, might be worth it.1+
04/27/2019 at 11:34 pm #60895
Yep, they all say Herman Miller. I think I will ship them like that… not much more of a pain than some other packages. 🙂 Trying to sell them locally too though.0
05/21/2019 at 1:25 pm #62189
I picked up a bunch of these a while back. I had NO trouble at all selling the shells for $150 on ebay without the bases. Honestly, nobody wants the stacking bases anyways. If I were you, I’d pull the tables off and sell those separately. You can also pull the glides (little plastic feet) and sell those too.
The shells actually fit perfectly in a 19″ cube box.0
05/21/2019 at 11:19 pm #62230
“Honestly, nobody wants the stacking bases anyways.”
So what do they do with the shells that don’t have legs to stand on?0
05/22/2019 at 9:17 am #62245
I think the thing that a lot of people are doing now is completely restoring the shells using this tutorial or something similar, and then purchasing brand new bases from one of the many companies that has sprung up offering great quality reproductions of some of the more sought-after original styles of bases.
The stacking bases are probably the most functional ones, but they’re just not the “cool” ones since they were originally marketed to schools, libraries, etc.
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05/22/2019 at 2:13 pm #62266
Oh I see. I hadn’t realized that there were different styles of bases. cool. I can see how the stacking ones wouldn’t be as desirable as other ones I see in the background of that tutorial.0
05/22/2019 at 4:02 pm #62275
Simplicio, could you post a photo of the underside of them? If they have the narrow mount configuration instead of the wide, you might even be able to get more than $150 each for them. The newer bases are pretty much all narrow mount, so if someone buys one that’s set up for wide mount, they’ll have to go through the somewhat annoying process of replacing the shock mounts.1+
05/23/2019 at 9:46 am #62349
Hey, thanks for your advice!
Here’s a .
Nothing is moving so far, probably due to the high shipping – so I think I will strip a couple shells off and see if they move faster. Cheers!0
05/23/2019 at 3:13 pm #62373
Narrow mount, score! What other colors did you end up with?0
05/23/2019 at 5:59 pm #62386
I think I’ve got like 7 orange and 10 white in storage. I had a blue one, that’s one of my other 10 that went on commission, and the blue one sold immediately for CAD$200 (I get half).0
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