The second-hand fur market has never been stellar. Realistically, a coat that’s more than 5-years-old has likely depreciated much as the bride’s maid dress you wore to your sister’s wedding. The technology used in manufacturing new furs make the old, heavier, bulkier styles almost completely undesirable.
It’s for this reason that we almost fell off our chairs when we came across this ad on Craigslist: “Vintage, Exquisite, 1 of a Kind Natural Tourmaline Arcturus Mink Coat- $20,000.” We were so intrigued by this post that we gave the seller a call. Turns out that the coat is currently in Arizona, was purchased in 1983 (truly vintage) and has been appraised for $25,500.
Now, this old, out-of-style, out-of-date, coat can be yours for just $20,000. But it gets better! Act now and ready yourself to enjoy the monograming of the prior owner. Tempting right? Unfortunatly, a complimentry trip to Arizona is not available even if you would like to try on this minx of a mink. (For clarity, we are still taking about the coat and not the woman.)
How much, if anything, would you pay for this blond beauty? Again, the coat!