We receive numerous emails daily
requesting information about the value of people's trunks.
Unfortunately, We do not give evaluations or Appraisals.
We are happy to help you find out information about your trunk if we can.
Please go to our "What about my
Trunk" section to see how we can help you at no cost.
Although we do not give
evaluations or appraisals, there are some people who do
give appraisals. However, we realize the truth about the old statement. "
It is worth what someone will pay you for it." With this in mind,
there are trunks we
have that are not for sale at any price due to the sentimental value
they have for us.
There was a seller some time ago that had a Louis Vuitton Trunk that
was in Nice shape, and was somewhat rare in it's design. They
contacted us, and we told them LV trunks ranged from $500 to $5000 at
that time, but their trunk would probably bring more due to the rare
design. Another 'Appraiser' told them that the trunk was worth $25,000
+ ! They thought that they had found the Golden Goose. When they
re-contacted us and were upset with what we told them, we said that we
were happy for them, and that we wished them the best in getting top
dollar. They placed the trunk up for sale, and eventually sold it in
the $7000 range. They contacted us and were disappointed and mad that
it did not bring more. Now we are not saying that appraisals are not a
good thing, but take them with a 'Grain of salt'. One thing is for
sure, if you have a trunk that is sentimental to you, or a family
heirloom, it is certainly priceless.
There are several factors that
determine the price of our trunks:
- Our original Cost of the trunk , woodenware box, or Crate.
- Since we include shipping in our sale price, this is a
(average shipping costs range from $85.00 to $250.00 and up
considering packaging, shipping, size and weight of the item.
Very large trunks can cost Hundreds if Freighted)
- Time involved in refinishing, Website work, processing,
and packaging the trunk
(we spend an average of 20-30 hours minimum on our trunks from
start to finish)
- How much do we like the trunk.
( Rare and Exceptional trunks are Very hard to find,
and will carry a higher price)
- Market Prices
( We constantly check the market for competitive pricing, and
consider this in our pricing)
- Finally, and most important. Design, Rarity, Age,
Quality of construction, Maker, Beauty,
and completeness. All these weigh in our our pricing.