But I'm not necessarily the Value City type bargain furniture (no offense). It's more like the thrift store, Craigslist bargain furniture.
Let's go down the list shall we?
To be clear, I don't regularly garbage pick. Every so often, while driving to a specified location, I come across a piece (or apparently three) that I stop and pick up. I consider myself lucky when this happens - like finding change on the ground (dad).
side table: free (side of the road)
nightstand: $20 on Craigslist (also featured here)
[in my bedroom]
coffee table: $40 on Craigslist
[sold to a wonderful lady in D.C.]
desk: $50 on Craigslist
[refinished and sold to a lovely couple on Brooklyn]
set of dining room chairs: $25 on Craigslist
[sold to my mother]
So far I've just been window shopping because of this whole budget thing I've put myself on but I believe you set your initial bid, then your maximum and if you end up with the winning bid, you can just head on over and claim your prize. I've been slowly spreading the word but figure, with the gems they've been displaying lately, this site needs to go viral. Don't believe how awesome this site is? Here are some of the drool-worthy goods I'm talking about.
And the crazy thing is this is only SOME of the FURNITURE. They have accessories, appliances, glassware, china, artwork, dinnerware, silverware... You name it, and you can probably discover an auction that has it. Happy bidding everyone!