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Thread: How much do you think I should ask for this?

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    I'm trying to get a consensus of what people would think this was worth. I'm terrible at determining prices etc. I'm thinking of putting this up for sale on ebay or Craigs list. I'm having a hard time deciding if I should just keep it as I really like it. Here's the history on it. We went on a business trip to HI probably 8 years ago, and my hubby won this as a prize. It's hand quilted and framed in a gorgeous cherry, thick frame. It's a "art-piece" and is framed inside a double cloth frame and papered on the back with heavy wire. Similar to expensive art you buy... Anyway, I've kept it in a dark closet for 8 years because although I really like it, it doesn't match with my decorating scheme or colors. I have modern, black, white, red and chrome accents throughout our house and this would stick out like a sore thumb. Plus, I could use the extra $ right now.

    So, can you all give me a ballpark as to what you think I should ask for it? It's not signed or anything... Thanks.
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    Wow, that is beautiful! I would keep it and display in your house.

    I would ask at least $100.00 for it. As the frame is worth alot of $ as well as the quilt picture.

    You sure don't want to give it away, good luck! Thanks for sharing

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    I agree at least l00

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    I'd start at $125. The frame alone would be worth at least $50. You can always negotiate from there.

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    Thanks for the opinions.

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    Have no idea but it sure is beautiful.

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    http://www.tikimaster.com/product/RM...ign=RMC30XFQB8 ($19.00)

    http://www.hawaiibulk.com/product/RM...ND-STITCH.html ($27.00)

    http://www.tikimaster.com/product/RM...ND-STITCH.html ($27.00)

    You might just want to hang on to it.... Your frame is better than the ones shown on those links tho...

    I just typed framed hawaiin quilt square in google search

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    Gosh, I'm horrible at pricing, but it sure is pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    http://www.tikimaster.com/product/RM...ign=RMC30XFQB8 ($19.00)

    http://www.hawaiibulk.com/product/RM...ND-STITCH.html ($27.00)

    http://www.tikimaster.com/product/RM...ND-STITCH.html ($27.00)

    You might just want to hang on to it.... Your frame is better than the ones shown on those links tho...

    I just typed framed hawaiin quilt square in google search
    Mine seems to be more of an art piece compared to the mass produced ones you linked to. But, I appreciate it. At least I know what's out there now.

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    That is so pretty. But I can see it wouldn't fit in with your decorating theme.

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    Even though yours is better quality, there is a mass produced market out there....so it would be tough selling this one, unfortunately. It's gorgeous and I'd hang onto it if possible...tuck it away in an attic perhaps. I've gone through many 'decorating themes' during my years, so in a few years...yours may change as well, at least enough to make room for this work of art.
    Kind Regards,
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    I'd hold onto it. I think $60 is about all you'll get; at least that's the figure that came to mind first. Allow yourself negotiating room and put a ceiling on the least amount you'll take, then decide if it's worth it. On the other hand, Donald Trump would say "there's always a buyer out there interested in what you have!" Good luck with your sale. :D :D

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    What does the label say that's on the back?

    Oh, wait a minute - your original post was from April and it's the end of August 2010 now -

    Were you able to sell it?

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    No, I never tried to sell it. It's still sitting in the closet. I might try listing it on CL to see what happens. Thanks for the reminder!

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    How about re-gifting it? Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvette54
    How about re-gifting it? Just a thought
    Maybe, though I don't know anyone with that color scheme that would appreciate it and I could use the $ more.

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