I need to get a few pieces of decent quality but inexpensive furniture. Specifically a comfy chair or recliner, and a smallish couch, maybe a table or two. I am willing to go to flea markets or swap meets if that’s a good idea, or use Craigslist or whatever. I live in West Los Angeles.
Any tips on good places to get some decent but inexpensive furniture.
PS - I know can always go to Ikea but I sort of loathe Ikea. I will go there if all else fails.
Craigslist free section. Get a truck ready, sit in front of your computer and pound refresh looking for interesting things. I dumped a table, chairs, entertainment center, and desk on the thing for free, and I’m not alone.
XPav that sounds like a great idea and the Craigslist free stuff listings in my local area look pretty good. BUT…
I don’t have access to a truck or muscle (b/c neither I nor any close friends have a truck, I have serious hernia fu that means I can’t lift and my closest friend has 2 artificial hips).
I see that Craigslist also offers guys with trucks/labor at fairly reasonable rates. My question is, does the free furniture go so fast that hiring a truck, and waiting for him to show will ace me out of the good free stuff?
Yeah, Kong, what the last two guys said. Getting the free or cheap furniture is a race. Best bet is to have a truck and some muscle on hand and just keep hitting refresh on Craigslist like Marcus said. Sadly I have neither a truck nor muscle.
In any case, I have partially solved my problem by just biting the bullet and turning to the Dark Side: I went to the Wal Mart down on Crenshaw and bought about 3/4 of what I need for fairly cheap. Since its all boxed up, I was able to fit it in my car. Now for the fun part: FURNITURE ASSEMBLY HELL.