There is a time and a buyer for everything: witness the McGuire furniture saga.
I listed it several times on Craigslist, each time significantly reducing the price. Not one nibble until I PAID two boys to move it down to the garage for me and listed it for free. Then a couple from the coast drove 2 hours each way to fetch it.
Last minute I realized that of the THREE desk chairs I had, it was my least favorite. It had to go.
I listed the chair on Craigslist for $60. Very quickly a woman called from Seattle to say “Hold it for me. I’ll be there in three hours.” She gave me the $60 without a moment’s haggle.
Then she asked about The Desk.
Turns out she loves McGuire furniture. She had seen the desk listing and would have happily paid $500 for it, but to her chagrin she had just gotten a new desk.
Moral of this story: if you want to get rid of unique items of value, be patient. Start early and list often. Otherwise, figure on giving it away.