January 17, 2018
Perhaps Tiff should go to “Antique Roadhouse” or “Pawn Stars” for an even better opinion.
Her demand didn’t supply his continued interest. ✨
Foo Foo? Does he mean Frou-Frou? Geez, the literacy level of Cheap Ed from i-haul is incredible!
I think the better option is using E-Bay for the household items.
Her stuff is hardly ever “used”, as such. It is only used for decor. She needs to go to Plan B.
Free advertising for ihaul
So Tiffany’s smarter than she’s been given credit for. Now look up auction houses.
Is it finally time to bring in Bets’ master plan? I feel like I have been waiting for months.
Tiff outsmarts herself again.
This is too drawn out, painful, and boring…. Need a break from theLuann break!
Don’t try to sell fine and/or antique furniture to a bottom feeder.
Yep, Tiffany That was what I was talking about. This guy is appraising your stuff based on his client base which is likely comprised of dorm students or apartment dwellers or young family moving into their first starter home. He is not reselling your stuff back to the same people you come from. Nah. Your people auction their stuff or donate, and go out and go on another shopping binge on insanely expensive and fashionable stuff.
Tiffany the business major knows the value of the furniture. She can sell it herself and not rely on Bets or Gunther.
Not to worry Tiff – why get low balled and taken for sucker bucks when there are a lot of other options for selling the furniture…
Send to consignment
Tiffany the business major may find out that the truth involves un-learning as well as learning. Hopefully Tiff will figure out that Ed is in a different world and it’s too bad Tiff didn’t get to say goodbye before Ed did.
Tiff, a lot of woman buy things and never wear them and keep the price tag on, that be your best revune source.
Well she is learning. Luannverse will come to the rescue soon I reckon. She and Tom realizes that he is choosing this woman over his daughter. Not likely.
She was taken if she paid $2000 for that little table, mother-of-pearl or not.
Really, Tiffany? Go back to how you look back then when you were in high school.
Well so much for selling stuff to Les and Gunther… They couldn’t afford it.
Good lord Tiffany, $2000 for a small table for a lamp? And you wonder why you’re having such major financial problems. You spend $$$$ like it’s in an endless supply…especially when it’s not yours.
Good. Let the low-balling knuckle dragger, GO.
Now. Tiffany? Call Gunther and make arrangements to LEASE your furniture to him and his roommate.
You’ll get BOTH of your 50% cuts BACK plus a little extra dough on the side. And you’ll get to keep your furniture. At least Gunther will make sure it’s well kept. Although whatever Les handles may be a bit (A-HEM) “soiled?”
And don’t you DARE consider selling that car!!!
LET HIM GO, TIFF!!!!
Poor Tiff. One of the lessons of the business world is making sure you have the right buyer for your product.
The value of something to a person who does not want it is zero. Finding a person who wants it is key to business.
She would sell all her belongings rather than move into a smaller dorm room. That pride is going to destroy her.
Kijiji. Whats the problem?
$2,000 for a dorm table??? OK, here we see the problem…
Why doesn’t she sell THAT on ebay?
And of course this isn’t going to solve her problem, because once this money is gone she won’t have any other possessions to sell and she’ll be right back where she started. She needs a long term solution, unless she wants to end up a tragic heroine in a Victorian novel.
If she goes on to sell her hair and her teeth, I’m out.
This is a pointless little thread that did not advance Tiff’s character arc at all. In fact, she has relapsed. I thought she had learned some business know-how and real-world reality with her association with Bets, and the advice she got about sharing a smaller dorm.
According to dictionary.com, foo-foo (also spelled fufu or fu-fu) is “a doughlike West African dish of boiled and ground plantain, yam, or cassava, made into balls to go with soups or stews.” I don’t do foo-foo either.
Welcome to the real business world, kid.
Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!
“Things are worth what people are willing to pay for it” I always say. If it’s in demand, as she claims, she should have no trouble finding a buyer.
Why isn’t she selling this stuff on eBay?
I’m glad Tiffany isn’t so low that she sold her expensive furniture to that guy.
We’ve already seen Tiffany struggling over selling her stuff. We’re spinning our wheels this week.
Buh bye Ed!
I think Tiffany did the right thing. What if she got in trouble for selling the table?
Seems we’re back to the Business School of Herd Knocks!
It’s a little weird how GnK can go from high drama on Friday to Foo Foo on Tuesday.
P.S. Shouldn’t that be “froufrou?”
It’s about time for Ms, Bets to show up PLEASE!!!!
A business like his has store and salary expenses. How do you think that he could afford to live a few blocks from her dad?
It’s nice to see Tiffany stand up asking for more value from her fancy furniture and using her new economic knowledge. But to think that she had put a mother-of-pearl table in a college room made stronger the idea of how terrible and kitsch her taste is. She needs Gunther and Bet’s help to sell her stuff on Ebay. But good luck finding someone ready to pay $2,000 for a mini table.
I told her – it’s NEVER worth what you think it is ! I bought my used Cadillac for $1500.00.
BTW: I think he means “frou frou”.
So long, Ed. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. Tiffany can do better than this! Ed is the last person to help her sell fine furniture.
Ok, G&K are taking the slow path to teach Tiffany it seems. The thing they need to have Tiffany realize (her class or from Bets) is that since she has a limited amount of product that’s not readily replacable (unless daddy who ignores you gives you something). If she’s selling to fit into a new room (the other option) I’d check with the facility and see if they have a storage area you can place your stuff in (my dorm did, for free too). I wonder if this is going to lead to another phone call, this time to a crisis intervention center.That would be cool on two accounts; 1) Maybe Tiffany gets straightened out a little more (otherwise I think we’re going to see a pretty hard landing coming since we haven’t seen anything on her class and know she was having problems there). 2) A great season to show people it’s ok to use crisis intervention. Much better to reach out than to autogyrate into the ground.
Ed wouldn’t have bought your lingerie either, Tiff. Try eBay.
Looks like another Trip to Gunther and Beth to start Ebaying.
This is how Tiffany was raised. She’s in the process of learning, give her a chance, she’s working on figuring things out.
On the “value” of things: I asked an estate auctioneer what the value of a beautiful $2,000+ grandfather clock was. His deadpan answer: “The first bid.”
Tiff’s whole world has been systematically trashed. The cute, sexy little cheerleader is a thing of the past. Does she give up, or does she go into the attack mode?
Reminded of the saying, “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”
But I know that Ed isn’t ‘bad’! He’s just in a different market and a lower economic view of things. He could work for Habitat for Humanity stores, etc. Some folks happily reuse old stuff, turn ‘em around, repurpose them, etc. Think about the folks who come around the night before garbage pick-up day and scrounge around. Again, not necessarily ’bad’.
One more saying: “One man’s trash, …” You know the rest!
Tiffany you’re lucky he left you need to find the right market for your product. ROAD TRIP !
One thing to consider: does Tiffany’s father consider those expensive items Tiffany’s to sell or does he (and Ann) believe they technically belong to him since he paid for them? I’ve seen that dynamic in real life, and we’ve already seen that Tiffany’s father’s money comes with strings attached.
Okay, so it seems Thanksgiving has passed. I just hope that someone has leftovers for Tiff.
I sense a convergence. … Tiffany is studying micro-economics. Not doing too well grade-wise, but just for now! She’s learning. But, this is NO summer class field trip. This is a full-on mission, and Tiff has JUST put her boots-on-the-ground!
Maybe a real-experience story / report for Prof. Fabbi? We’ll have to see…
Tiff, you want to be a businesswoman, sell that table yourself.
Tiff, it is an advanced level course, its called Negotiations. There is this thing called “The Opening Gambit.” You just got played. Welcome to real life.
Marketing to the wrong people does not pay well.
Look for rich fools.
Tommyrot must be particularly dense not to have an inkling of an idea what is happening to Tiffany.
So, is it still Thanksgiving Day? I’m a little lost here.
practical furniture and artistic pieces are 2 completely different things with totally different markets, she just called the wrong market. Once she takes a few more classes she’ll learn about target audiences.
Good luck! Something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. A doodle on a cocktail napkin by Picasso is worth millions. It is still a doodle. A table is just a table.
I am glad Tiffany is not selling all her stuff for a few pennies. But, unless she has a Bets/Gun clone up her sleeve who runs a consignment shop and owns a pickup truck or moving van…. then she is going to still have to engage in a lot more work than she is used to in order to get any real cash for her furniture.
Too bad for her that she doesn’t have squirreled away somewhere something like an undiscovered Monet or some such item.
Hope she doesn’t take his offer. She can get more for it online.
Some rich snobs actually have no idea of what they are buying. She might just have a Phonet squirreled away somewhere that is valueless.
Heh… blast from the past… from the time when Gunther and Les were trying to figure out what to do with Irma’s old-fashioned granny furniture. Cheap Ed and ihaul were around, looking for marks to rip off! https://www.gocomics.com/luann/2018/08/09
Ed has mastered the art of “Frankly, My Dear, I don’t Give a Damn”.
Ok well I liked where she started out with this, but it doesn’t really track with what we’ve seen Tiffany learn. She knows about selling high-value lingerie on eBay for top dollar, but when it comes to furniture the only way to sell it is to call Moose’s cousin from the sticks? This week’s strip looks like it’s going to be “selling your furniture to an antique dealer, with extra steps”.
You called the wrong guy. Maybe try ebay, again…
“I don’t do foo foo”. Words to live by. When you accumulate enough “foo foo”, you don’t own it. It owns you.
It is true, the market in used furniture has just about dried up. Not even kids going to college want it, they’d rather rent.
You don’t need his rubbishy help; have Gunther and Bets help you like they did before.
Jury duty begins tomorrow, so I’ll check in one last time this week:
At least Tiffany isn’t in tears over this guy. Others’ speculations are probably right; he’s a reseller of sorts, has no intention of keeping stuff, and even less intention of paying for them that which he might not be able to get back for them.
Frou frou? Never heard of it. Foo foo, heard it a lot. There is a Frou Frou the Cat story, Royal Canadian Air Farce, if I recall. Comes around every now and then on Weekend Radio, Robert Conrad, WCLV, Cleveland.
Strangest question of all, asked by some above, is this stuff Tiffany’s to sell? Established now is that it is private furniture, not dorm furniture, but there is at little question of whether Tom (and Ann) still think that they own it, not Tiff.
And if that was the case, then wouldn’t that logic have applied to the Gulag?
Oh, and I do agree with Mordy – and not ZeMaster, this was not a Gunther-led mess. The only thing Gunther did wrong was listen to Les – there was no reason to get rid of Irma’s furniture.
But perhaps the bit about a $700 rug means that Gunther was more in Tiffany’s class than Les.
Any more these days, something for less than $700 might not be good for anything other than kindling. I’ve learned that the hard way – a few times.
Means he’s cheap. She went to the wrong busines.
On the one hand, good riddance, Ed! On the other hand, what now for our impecunious heroine? [Luann, you say? Who’s Luann?]
Can you have a garage sale at a dorm? Do dorms even have garages?
Obviously Ed is well beyond Tiff’s age bracket and looks hung over from a long night in the bar after attending a tractor pull at the arena. Now, no matter what kind of dumpy situation she is subjected to, her charisma cannot be denied and the readers pile up the remarks.
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