10 Best Places to Buy Used Furniture Online

10 Best Places to Buy Used Furniture Online

From online marketplaces to specialized platforms, there are many places to buy used furniture online. In this article, you'll find ten great places to start when shopping for that missing piece. 


Purchasing used furniture offers the chance to find unique, high-quality pieces at a fraction of their original cost. This approach, however, requires diligence and a keen eye for detail. Some items and materials lend themselves more to buying used than others. For instance, solid wood furniture often makes a better secondhand purchase than, say, a fabric couch. Solid wood is durable and easy to restore.

So, if you know that secondhand will suit your next furniture purchase, how can you find the best place to buy furniture online? From online marketplaces to specialized platforms, there are many places to buy used furniture online. In this article, you'll find ten great places to start when shopping for that missing piece. 

Online options make used furniture shopping easier than ever.

Sometimes, you want a brand-new piece of furniture. Other times, you want something vibey—and budget-friendly, pretty please. Take time to consider your preferences. With a clear goal, you can make the process fun for yourself. 

1 - Facebook Marketplace and Groups

Facebook Marketplace is a popular platform for buying furniture locally. A few of my favorite furniture items in my home, including the dresser in my bedroom and our farmhouse-style dining table, were Facebook Marketplace finds. 

When browsing the furniture selection on the Facebook market, you can see which town or city the item you are viewing is located in. When viewing an item you're interested in purchasing, you may notice an option to send the seller a pre-filled message: "Hi [seller's name], is this item still available?" 

Resist that temptation! 

That auto message drives most Facebook Marketplace sellers crazy, so fill that box in with a personal message: "Hi [seller's name]! I'm interested in purchasing this item and would be willing to pay $75. Would this offer work for you? Thanks!" A personal message will help you initiate a conversation with the seller and score a sweet deal on local secondhand furniture. 

Facebook groups also offer an opportunity to connect with people locally to buy used furniture online. You may already belong to your local community's Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook group. Use specific keywords to find what you're looking for. You can also search for your local Buy Nothing group on Facebook to find used furniture—for free! 

2 - Online Estate Sales

Online estate sales are a fabulous way to find unique, high-quality furniture. If you've been to an estate sale before, you know that they can be a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items. From antique furniture to distinctive artwork and all the collectible trinkets your heart desires, there are many reasons to shop estate sales online. 

Check estate sales for unique furniture gems.

How can you find online estate sales? We recommend searching online for companies that offer online estate sale services. You can follow estate sale companies on social media, subscribe to their newsletters, or visit online directories for estate sale companies. You can search for local estate sale companies online or browse companies in other parts of the country (or the world). 

For the best possible experience, look for professional and reliable estate sale companies. Read reviews and ask friends or family to find the most trustworthy companies hosting virtual estate sales. 

3 - Chairish

Chairish is awesome because it allows you to shop like a professional antique buyer—at least, that's what they say! Known for offering used, pre-owned, antique, and vintage furniture finds, Chairish also features designer furniture and handmade artisanal pieces. 

I mean, look at this handwoven rattan cricket table! Now, that's a table. 

(If insect tables aren’t your thing, Chairish has some less creepy-crawly coffee tables, too!) 

You never know when you might stumble across a gem like this on a used furniture or auction site because independent artisans, designers, and brands often utilize these marketplaces, too! 

Thanks to Chairish, you can find used and unique furniture online, from vintage statement pieces to contemporary designer items to artisan-made pieces—like Mario Lopez Torres' handwoven rattan. 

4 - eBay

One of the great advantages of shopping for used furniture on eBay is that it offers a wide variety of items at competitive prices. With millions of sellers worldwide, you never know what used furniture gems you will find next! 

Secondhand furniture can be the perfect addition to your space.

Some eBay items are sold at fixed prices, while sellers auction others. You may find the same or similar items from multiple sellers at different prices, so you can choose which eBay price you feel comfortable with for a particular coffee table, sofa, cabinet, chair, or other used furniture online. 

You can also conduct a little research to find the best furniture price across multiple platforms to ensure you get the most bang—or bookshelf, or bed—for your buck! You may have already heard, but we really love finding the best deals on furniture online

Do: Double-check the seller's ratings, shipping costs, quality of the item, and return policies before you click that "Buy It Now" button. 

5 - Etsy

Etsy's online marketplace offers an abundance of used furniture items. Dressers, coffee tables, console tables, and floor sofas are just a few of the used and handmade furniture items on Etsy. 

Unlike Facebook Marketplace or groups, most Etsy purchases will almost certainly need to be shipped, so ask about shipping times, delivery costs, or special handling requirements. 

We recommend following these steps when shopping for furniture online from Etsy: 

  • Head on over to etsy.com!  
  • Search for keywords such as "antique bedroom furniture" or "mid-century modern coffee table." Precise keywords = perfect furniture finds. 
  • Look for vintage or retro shops. Many will have the words vintage or retro in their names. 
  • When in Rome (aka Etsy), search for the perfect piece of art to match your used furniture. There are so many talented artists on Etsy! 
  • Check out, wait [impatiently], and start practicing these words because you'll be saying them a lot: "Thanks! I found it on Etsy!" 

6 - GoodwillFinds

Did you know that Goodwill operates an online store called GoodwillFinds where you can buy used furniture online? 

I didn't until just a few days ago! 

You will want to make sure that Goodwill delivers to your area before browsing their online furniture selection. You'll have the best luck if you search for specific items rather than simply furniture. When I searched for “furniture,” most of what I found was dollhouse furniture, which is cool and all, but not quite what I need to decorate my living room or dining room. 

One of our favorite things about buying used furniture from Goodwill online is that every purchase supports a good cause! You get new furniture and help provide jobs in your community at the same time. 

7 - Local Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops

Are there other sites like Facebook Marketplace? Definitely! If you have local furniture consignment shops, you probably already know which ones have online platforms. If you're unsure, you can try searching on Facebook, Instagram, or the store's website to find out whether they list furniture for sale online. 

Local resale furniture stores have the best deals in town.

Shopping for used furniture online from a local furniture consignment shop has some major advantages: 

  • You know where it's located, and 
  • They may offer local delivery for a smaller fee than you would pay to have a weighty item shipped from far away, and 
  • You can ask friends IRL whether this is a credible business. 

You can get the best of both worlds by shopping on sites like Facebook Marketplace–but with a more expansive inventory of local furniture thrift shops. 

8 - Craigslist Marketplace

Craigslist is a great place to buy used furniture online. It's been around for a while and has a large user base, which means one great thing for you: more choices! 

You can often arrange for local pickup or delivery. You can also meet the seller and inspect the item before purchasing, which isn't possible through every resale platform. You can pick up furniture from Craigslist quickly rather than wait for shipping. So, if you have recently moved and need to find a dining table, sofa, or bed frame in a pinch, definitely check the Craigslist listings. 

Like the other online furniture-selling platforms we've shared, the Craigslist marketplace offers filters for locating specific items by keyword, location, and price range. 

It's fair to say that Craigslist is also one of the best sites like Facebook Marketplace; in reality, the FB marketplace was very likely inspired by all of the buying and selling taking place over on Craigslist. 

9 - OfferUp

When one marketplace app, Letgo, merged with another, OfferUp, they created an even better used furniture marketplace. #bettertogether 

OfferUp is still standing strong, with millions of users buying and selling used furniture locally. Users also post electronics, appliances, clothing, tools, and all kinds of other goodies for sale on this platform. 

Apps like OfferUp allow you to buy and sell furniture from the comfort of your phone.

So, how can you get in on the action? Well, you can access used furniture from OfferUp on the website or mobile app. Like the Facebook market, OfferUp allows you to browse used furniture for sale, contact sellers directly, and negotiate a price—all locally! 

We recommend this mobile marketplace if you want to find a great deal on furniture online or offer someone in your community a deal on a rug, end table, bookshelf, or even clothing or artwork you want to let go of. 

10 - Ruby Lane

Last but certainly not least, Ruby Lane offers some of the best antique and vintage furniture items online. Think Victorian, mid-century modern, and Art Deco styles! 

Ruby Lane furniture is notoriously special and collectible, with rare, one-of-a-kind, and artisan-made furniture. Antique beds and buffets, vintage vanity tables, and outdoor patio bistro tables are just a few of the unique items you will find from Ruby Lane. 

Ruby Lane's cobblestone streets are open for business, and you're going to love what you find there

Tips for Buying Used Furniture

Good deals on these sites can move fast, so you’ll want to check your local site often – nearly every day – with a clear sense of what you’re seeking. Have a plan to transport the furniture so you can have quick and credible conversations with the sellers. 

If you spend enough time on these sites, you will unearth gems, though you’ll have to research, negotiate deals, and manage transportation. 

Closely inspect used furniture before buying to avoid unwanted surprises.

Closely inspect items for signs of wear, damage, or necessary repairs. Don’t be afraid to ask for more photos. Some imperfections can add character, while others may make the furniture unusable. Used furniture doesn't have the same warranties and guarantees as new furniture, so it's better to be safe than sorry. 

Pricing for used furniture is often flexible. Don't be afraid to negotiate, especially if you notice any damage or the item has been on sale for a while. Make a well-supported fair offer, then discuss the price respectfully with the seller, justifying your price while being open to compromise.

And, of course, meet in a public location, like a shopping center, coffee shop, or police station parking lot. Always use a secure payment method, such as cash or a mobile payment app that offers protection against scams. 

Enjoy Used Furniture Shopping Online!

Used furniture shopping is fun–and a great way to save while finding unique furniture for your home. Send this article to a friend or family member who is furniture shopping. You can find inspiration for your own furniture and help a friend find theirs, too!

If this article inspires you to purchase something new (or used), tag us on Instagram or TikTok to show us what you’ve found! 


Jen Buckner

Writer at Spoken

Jen is a furniture content aficionado at Spoken. She is a Delaware native living on Tulsa time with her husband Blake and three super-cool kids. Jen enjoys using her words to inspire people to make the world—and their worlds—​better. When she's not writing, she's driving her kids around, picking out something cute to wear, or volunteering for a local nonprofit. Oh! And she'd always rather be at the beach (with a bucket of fries).

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