How It Works

Previously Owned by a Gay Man is an online consignment marketplace of designer-quality home goods that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. You don’t have to be gay to sell on the site. We were just inspired by gay friends, who had so many beautiful castoffs that were in mint condition, we had to find them a new home.

For buyers, we offer a curated boutique with unique pieces at affordable prices. And for sellers, we offer a hassle-free platform for consignment.

If you’re interested in selling your home furnishings on the site, we offer two options:

1) Use our simple online form. Write a description, upload a few photos, and click submit. Once our curators approve your listing, your item will be posted for sale on the site. We contact you when your item is sold to coordinate shipping or delivery. When the item is on its way to its new owner, we cut you a check for 75% of the sale price.

2) Contact us to take advantage of our full service option. This approach works especially well for large collections. In this case, we collect, photograph, and store your items in our warehouse. When the items sell, we handle shipping or delivery and cut you a check for 50% of the sale price.

All of our products are vetted and approved by our curators. We allow approved items to remain on the site for a minimum of 60 days. If your item does not sell within the first 60 days, but we feel that it is marketable and just hasn’t found its proper home, we will contact you about extending the posting.

Please note that the items for sale on this site are previously owned and, therefore, have signs of wear. Please consider your purchases carefully, all items are final sale and are non-returnable.

If an order contains a large or heavy item (such as furniture or sizable art and décor), it requires delivery. We offer White Glove Delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area for a fee of $80. If you would like to find out about delivery outside of our range, please contact us.

For additional information and tips for selling, feel free to contact us directly.

To get started, simply complete our online form.