Hi, I'm Donald, also known as AntiquePurveyor in the eBay community. I grew up on Long Island, NY, and now live in the charming historical town of Hoboken, NJ.
I spent my first six years after graduating college working in the finance industry, trading equities in the Over The Counter (OTC) market. After the stock market dive of 2000 and the ensuing recession, there was little money to be made in the finance industry and I figured it was time for a change. The job market had become dismal and starting a new career in this environment seemed impossible.
Then one year, during Hoboken's annual spring festival, my wife and I set up an estate sale. Flag-size plywood signs were used to attract traffic from every corner of the busy town. My wife and I sold $3,000 worth of older furniture that weekend. Saddened there was no more furniture to sell after that success, I began shopping at garage sales to get more furniture to sell. I was trading again; buying anything I thought was under priced and could be sold at a profit. "Garage sales" were my main source of product and holding estate sales once a month became my main outlet for selling. It was a great time until the traffic and volume got to be too much in my living space. It was time for a small warehouse and a new advertising campaign.
My first warehouse space measured 800 square feet and I remember the overhead scared me to death. I needed more product and cleaner product as time went on to cover my costs. I shopped at auctions to find product faster and rather than posting garage sale signs on each corner, I started selling my items on eBay. I did the auction gig for years. It was hard work and very long hours. Then, I received an email from a former Drexel plant manager who found one of my tables on eBay. He recognized the table from a 1990 factory that he once managed. This gentleman helped me network in a way I had never imagined. His short email became the start of what AntiquePurveyor.com is today, a dining room furniture specialist. Today, we operate in a cost effective 5,000 square-foot warehouse space in Carlstadt, NJ, selling high-end furniture including mahogany dining room tables, mahogany dining chairs, reproduction furniture, designer furniture and quality discount furniture.
I've done well by always putting the needs of my customers first over the years, as demonstrated by my eBay feedback record of 99.4% customer satisfaction. I have learned from past experiences, both buying and selling, what is expected and what is certainly not deserved. I try to be available 24/7 to answer questions and provide exceptional customer service. I have many repeat buyers and I enjoy serving everyone.
It's been said that '"The only ones who go to work happy are those who have the right tools for the job," and I completely agree. I and fully equipped to making shopping on-line for your fine furniture needs an easy and satisfying experience. I have a local delivery truck, clean warehouse space, furniture dollies, racking, plus plenty of packing materials. We have steel racking for our entire product line so everything is highly organized and furniture is not double-handled. We also have a cost effective warehouse which ensures our prices stay below the competition. In actuality, we function very much like Amazon.com - but we sell very BIG books.
Pictured below, our extra large dining tables, large dining room tables, oversized tables, mahogany dining room tables, and fine and fancy high end dining tables of all types are well-organized and safely stored on steel racks.
Our warehouse is large, clean, highly organized and able to maintain plenty of inventory, all of which helps us keep our fine furniture prices fair, reasonable and well below the competition at all times.
As you can see in the photo below, our fine furniture is boxed and stored with floor models positioned beneath each product so that once packed, merchandise such as our upholstered dining chairs, mahogany shield back chairs, Chippendale chairs, luxury chairs and antique dining chairs rarely need to be handled again.
As you can see below, we have our own truck for local deliveries. This allows us to ensure white glove treatment of any local order ranging from mahogany dining room tables and shield back dining chairs to conference room tables, American made and Indonesia furniture.
Thank you for your time here,
Website and Warehouse Distribution Center Owner/Operator @ AntiquePurveyor.com.