should I sell my pews, pulpits, or chairs for?
rule of thumb is that used furniture should sell
for about 25% of the cost of new. A new
padded pew generally
sells for about $50-60 per foot, an all wood pew
about $70-80 per foot. Generally you will
find that pews move the most quickly at $150-200
should price them per pew, since a small
church or ministry may not need all your pews, and
it always sounds better to say $150 each instead
of $5000 for all.
Note: we recommend making all your pews the same
price per pew. If you have a few longer pews
(for example in the choir) and make them more
expensive, they may not sell. Not everyone
uses choir pews. Keeping the price the same
on all makes it easier to sell them.
chairs of the "church chair" type
generally sell for $20-25 each, depending on the
condition and color. If they are burnt
orange color, better go with $15. If they
are a pretty red, blue or green, and in
clean condition, you can probably get $25 each.
pulpit sets, (pulpit, table, chairs, etc) usually
sell for $750-1000 for the set.
Minister / Deacon type chairs go for $ 100 - 200
Long does it take?
on our experience, it averages about 4-6 weeks to
sell your furniture. Some sets sell in
1 day, some take
6 weeks or longer. It depends allot on the
sizes, condition, and price.
of the rules of life is that stuff sells quicker
with a lower price. (Don't we all love a sale?).
However, we will list your pews and chairs
and keep them on for as long as it takes. *
we want you to be truthful, don't over emphasize
all the bad things about your pews. They may
not bother someone else unless you point them out.
Mention only structural problems that need
correction or repair.
Normally a church to
church transaction, between churches in the USA or
Canada, is safe. You can request a church check,
Paypal, cash, etc. You may opt to use an
escrow service to help facilitate the funds.
The only one we can suggest is
which is a legitimate service that is recommended
Epinions and other well known firms.
In the years we have
offered this ministry service (since 1998)
we only know of 1 church that got scammed for
money. Thousands have been helped.