What’s it really worth?

My brother got me thinking about the cost-per-annum expense of the furniture and appliances I’m selling as I move out of my old place.

I lived uptown for five years, and my furniture at the most was that old (some pieces far less). Factoring in what I get back for the items, even as I sell things cheap, I make out OK:

Item                       Retail Resale Yrs CPA



Bed . . . . . . . . . . . .  $600  $150   5  $90

Dining table and chairs . .   250    50   5   50

Wall unit . . . . . . . . .   350   150   5   40

Dresser . . . . . . . . . .   120    10   5   22

Microwave stand . . . . . .   100    25   5   15

Bedroom lamps . . . . . . .   110    45   5   13

Coffee table  . . . . . . .    50    10   4   10

Vacuum  . . . . . . . . . .    60    20   5    8

Foyer table . . . . . . . .    40    10   4    8

Even the expensive stuff, like the bed, comes out under $10/month. Not bad.

That $150 wall unit is a steal, by the way. And wait’ll someone buys my $950 sofabed for less than three hundred bucks.