Monday, November 29, 2010
Another Desk? Really? Hey Wait....It's Brasilia! Status: ...Traded Away 12/05/10
Oooo...pretty sweet, right?! This acquisition, I believe, is the product of Karma.
Let me explain. About a month ago I traded a baby blue vinyl sofa that was in the
living room / cocktail lounge for a REALLY cool Lane desk. Well, that left the
previous owner of the Lane desk...deskless. He wanted a desk that he could place
up against a wall without wasting the cool backside that the Lane had. I started
Well, a few days ago I got a very nice e-mail via my Craigslist ad informing me of
another ad on Craigslist listing a Paul McCobb Planner Group desk that was in
pretty bad shape. It wasn't available at the time of my viewing the ad and I was
planning on being out of town when it did become available. Then my plans
changed and I was available but I remembered that the former owner of the Lane
desk needed a desk and thought this might just be the right desk for him. I shot
him an e-mail about it and waited to find out if he was able to grab it.
Then while out delivering goods yesterday I spotted this Broyhill Brasilia desk at
the Treasure Isle Antique Mall. I immediately called to find out if he had already
bought the McCobb or if he preferred the Brasilia, but I got voicemail and I just
couldn't wait. The Brasilia was too good a deal to pass up. I just plonked down the
cash and decided that if he hadn't gotten the McCobb desk then I'd get this one to
him...and if not, well...I'd be happy to keep it for myself! Turns out he bought the
McCobb desk so I get the Brasilia desk! Everybody wins! It pays to be nice!
Status update 12/06/10, I traded this desk to a buddy of mine (who is insane for the Brasilia!) for a cool console stereo and four Eames shell chairs.