You are excited about finding the perfect Mid-Century Modern chair for the corner of your sleek new apartment. But you aren't quite confident enough to go to the people's homes to pick up the items listed on eBay and Gumtree. What if it's a knockoff? How can you tell? Having determined it's authentic, how will you transport such a huge object without causing any damage? Without risking your money or your life, here's how you can buy treasures on eBay and Gumtree for less when you are considering adding it to your inventory during a home removal:

Verify the authenticity of the claim!

In most cases, eBay and Gumtree sellers are happy to provide extra photos in order to ensure a successful sale. There should be a label or mark on furniture and other heavy objects identifying their maker. It is even possible to find labels with the year on them. Please ask the seller to send you a photo of any identifying marks.

To determine the age and provenance of some items, whose labels have fallen victim to time, a close-up examination is necessary. There is a lot that can be learned about a piece of furniture's history from its construction materials and materials.

Polyester, for instance, became popular in the mid-20th century. A Victorian-era item with polyester upholstery is either a fake or reupholstered, regardless of whether the seller claims it. Don't settle for cheap nails and tacks when choosing drawers.

Make sure you never go alone!

To pick up your large item or to inspect it, you shouldn't enter a risky place or situation that is at best dodgy. Bring a friend with you. A public place is a good place to meet the seller if you're buying a small item. This will give you a sense of security and comfort.

Transporting by non-professionals can result in damage!

When you and your friends scratch up an antique or collectible while moving it into your house, it's not a bargain. You may not know this, but your professional removalist doesn't need a truckload of furniture to move in order to book their services, especially for interstate removals. There is no need to worry if you have just one or a few items to move, as a good service can assist you in doing so safely.

You'll be surprised at how much cheaper it is than renting a truck and doing it yourself. Many of them will reduce their prices further if you help them, so they won't need two teams. As well as padding each antique treasure, professional removalists pack them so they will never touch each other or the sides of the truck. When your removalist arrives at your home, she or he will carry your valuables inside and unpack them so you can begin enjoying them immediately.

Don't trust an amateur removalist with your antique or collectible furniture. City Removalists offers antique removal services you can rely on. Take advantage of our removals services today if you are considering removalists in Eastern Suburbs. Call us on 1300 441 331.