If you see an an Ugly Duckling in your travels that you would love to see rescued, please feel free to e-mail me. Include as precise a location as possible (cross streets, house number) and a brief description of the item (dresser, kitchen table). If you can send a photo of it, even better. Items must be in salvagable condition in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. I will do my best to persue all sightings, however please do not be upset if I am unable to answer each trumpet call.
Items I do not rescue include, but are not limited to,
most fabric-covered furniture
and absolutely, positively nothing that smells of cat urine.
At one time or another I have been asked to keep my eyes open for a specific item. The Ugly Duckling Wish List allows me to notify you if I find an object in which you have expressed an interest. In effect, you get "dibs".
Here's how it works. Complete the form below. In the comment section specify the type of item you are looking for (dresser) and any other relevant criteria (size, colour, material). If I find such an item I will notify you immediately. You are in no way obligated to purchase the item, and I may never find it. After 6 months, if I have not found what you are looking for, I will delete your request from the file. You may reapply again, but your name will be added to the bottom of the list for that particular item.
You may only have two wishes at a time in order to allow as many people as possible to fulfill their dreams. After all, good treasures are worth sharing!
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I thoroughly research the original price of each of the objects I collect. Sometimes I can find an exact or very close model, other times I find the most similar product possible. I then price the object depending on its condition and the amount of work I put into resurrecting it, ensuring a fair price for both you and I.
Each item has an original price listed beside it, where I sourced the price, as well as The Ugly Duckling price, indicated by UD. This saves you the time and energy needed to compare the item in its new state.
Purchasing an Item
Hopefully you will find an article from my collection that interests you. If that is the case, complete the form at the left. Please include the item name that you are interested in so that I can quickly and accurately locate the correct one. I will contact you within two business days.
You are also welcome to contact me with any questions you might have about The Ugly Duckling or about a particular object and I will do my best to answer.
Delivery and Payment
No deliveries. Maybe in the future, but not now. If you see something you are interested in, complete the form or e-mail me and I will provide instructions on how you can collect your purchase.
All payments must currently be made in cash format so please come with enough money at time of collection.