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I'm debating on buying a cedar chest off of Craigslist for $60.00.

She said she used it for her scrapping stuff and it held it all very well but she's moving and not taking it with her.

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It really depends on how big it is. I wouldn't spend $60 just on something to store scrapbooking supplies. If it is a decorative storage item, it would be a decent deal. Try offering $50 and see if she takes it.

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I agree, if it's a nice looking piece 60.00 isn't bad for a cedar chest. But if it's pretty beat up, you could probably find some nicer storage options for cheaper.

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She wanted $75. I offered $50. She countered with $60. I'll ask what kind of condition it's in. She says it needs new wheels but other than that.... The thing is, with cedar, if I don't use it for scrapping I can use it for sweaters.... It's like I'm torn.

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I would take a look at it before you decide. tell her you want to come look at it. I never decide on anything until i look at it.

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I think $60 sounds like a good deal. Do you have plenty of room in your house for it? That would be my problem....no room in my so called "scrap space!" Lol I hope you get the deal you are looking for.

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I know that cedar chest are expensive. I would go see it. The drawback would be if its deep you will have to take everything out to get to the bottom. KWIM?

One more thing to consider- cedar wood makes my nose run/asthma. Ever been around it?

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Definitely get a picture and dimensions.

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Hmm, not sure I would pay 60 for a scrapbook cedar chest. I use the special 12 x 12 clear drawer system...MUCH cheeper!

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"mtsugrad" wrote:

I know that cedar chest are expensive. I would go see it. The drawback would be if its deep you will have to take everything out to get to the bottom. KWIM?

One more thing to consider- cedar wood makes my nose run/asthma. Ever been around it?

Me too! Wouldn't be much fun to have a runny nose every time you wanna scrap.

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I've been around cedar most my life. My closets have cedar floors as they did growing up too and my parents have an antique cedar chest that they keep all their photo stuff in. So I definitely don't have any allergic reactions to it. I've got more allergic reactions to housework than that. I've seen pictures and it's in near perfect condition from the pictures. I talked to her and I'm going to stop by her house on Wednesday to look at it.

The space is the only thing holding me back still but I think I can keep it in my bedroom closet because we have pretty much one empty side in there and I can store it in there.

And if it doesn't work out for scrapping, I can keep my new cashmere sweaters that I got off of Ebay in there. I'm a serious bargain shopper and $60 for a cedar chest is a really good price.

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Well let us all know and take some pics if you get it. Smile