I bought all 4 of these for $20 through my local classifieds (I only needed 3, so I used the 4th as a plant stand).
About a month ago the bar stools I wanted went on sale.
I got these at ShopKo for around $70, which is the lowest price I have ever seen them (they are on sale for $124.99 right now). They work so much better in my kitchen because they fit under the bar and don't get in the way. The backs on the other bar stools made the kitchen walkway small and cramped, but they were great temporary stools.
I used my local online classifieds and listed my $20 bar stools for $50. I got a call a few minutes after listing them and sold them for the full $50 about an hour later. Last month I listed a dining table for more than I bought it and sold that too. If you do your research and know what things are selling for, the classifieds can be a great place. I only buy things I want and actually use before selling, but I do know some people buy and sell for a living. It is just my way of having what I need until I find that great sale and buy what I really want.
Oh, and before and after photos of my kitchen makeover are coming. You can see my new floor in the picture with the bar stools.