Back in 2006 I bought this sturdy plastic toy chest/bookshelf in the style of a castle for my daughter’s room. It was perfect – she used the bottom toy chest for her stuffed toys, the selves held her books and on the flat top shelf we placed a lamp and a CD player/clock radio. We paid $28 for it, used it for 2 years and then when we moved and were changing up some furniture, I was able to resell it for $25! Not bad – $3 for 2 years use of this nifty piece of children’s furniture!
We have been fortunate enough to have been able to do this with a couple other items as well (i.e. a Little Tikes slide and a play kitchen) but the above example if my best purchase & resale!