Old 21st August 2010, 00:22   #1
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Where to buy furniture

As you know, I'm moving in the next few weeks and am in need of some new furniture. I'm looking for a good place to buy furniture and have it delivered to our new apartment.

I'm looking for something a little nicer than Ikea. I've looked at Raymour and Flanigan and liked a lot of what I saw. Any other suggestions?

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Old 21st August 2010, 01:11   #2
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For Plates and Glasses http://www.crateandbarrel.com/dining-and-entertaining/
And http://www.ethanallen.com/category?c...=great%20finds and there is Pier 1 for some stuff and Pottery Barn..Did you find an apartment?
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I love Ethan Allen, but I think that's more than I'm looking to spend. I can afford it, but I don't want to spend that much on furniture unless I plan on hanging on to it for a while. This stuff might only be with me for a couple of years.

I did find an apartment. A two bedroom townhouse, for a pretty good price, too.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 12:46   #4
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You got a TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE????? Prrrrrrrrrrr
Well, I posted crate and barrel and Pier 1, also! And, those little stores that always have that little something!
Oh, and don't forget all the Warehouse Furniture Stores on Old Coubtry Rd.

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You got a TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE????? Prrrrrrrrrrr
Well, I posted crate and barrel and Pier 1, also! And, those little stores that always have that little something!
Oh, and don't forget all the Warehouse Furniture Stores on Old Coubtry Rd.
Rent's a lot cheaper upstate. I'd be living in a cardboard box down here for what I'm paying for that townhouse.

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Old 22nd August 2010, 15:12   #8
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^ Hurry it up! We have to go shopping!!! My favorite thing!
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Old 22nd August 2010, 21:37   #9
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Looks like you have to look for a nice fluffy Widdykat pillow besides the furniture.
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Old 23rd August 2010, 04:16   #10
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I'll get her one of those cat jungle gyms, but the fuzzy handcuffs probably don't come standard.

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Old 23rd August 2010, 05:36   #11
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What about Italian Leather?

Crate and Barrel and is ok for some stuff but what if I am looking for an italian leather sofa set? Any suggestions? I bought one a while back from a big box store however of the 5 seats, i've managed to wear in one of them way too quickly (2 years).
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So eh, was that a legitimate post, or a shameless attempt to spam the forum with your signature link?
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Old 23rd August 2010, 13:32   #13
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I use costco.com. It's always been good bang for the buck.
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From the Durian brand they have awesome quality and style.....
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Old 25th August 2010, 09:39   #16
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oh how i love these sort of threads as now i'm seeing furniture spam appearing on the forum, yay.

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So far I'm buying good stuff, coming in at around budget and avoiding IKEA. Next, I need a few bookcases. I might just pick up the ones at staples that are around $80.

Of course, the on budget thing applies to the actual pieces only. Way too many episodes of "I want to make pasta. Oh shit, I don't have a colander". Getting there though, and it's been a fun adventure.

The bad news is that all of the traveling and long nights has finally caught up with me: I've got a bad cold.

Any suggestions on where to buy some of the smaller, but equally important items? Accent tables, lamps, etc.?

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Target had some reasonably priced, reasonable quality bookcases I bought.
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And Kohls http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/kitchendining.jsp for Kitchen stuff ain't bad!
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I use costco.com. It's always been good bang for the buck.

Well first off my leather couch really did wear out after 2 years and does costco.com actually ship leather couches? I bought my last couch at the Brick and paid under $1000 for it, I guess I should have expected you get what you pay for? Should I even bother adding another link or am I just gonna get labeled again?

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I love DFS and Furniture Village..not bad prices either to be fair :P
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I'm looking for something a little nicer than Ikea.
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it wasn't a reply to you exactly, more like a continuation on the ebay reply... i couldn't care less where you get your furniture
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Personally, I buy the best I can think of for the job, and if I can't afford it, I make it myself or go second hand. One tip - avoid particle board like the plague. It sags, warps, the cheap "veneer" finish peels, fades, or looks fake, etc. If you can, buy one really good piece at a time until you have quite a gallery, but if you can't (you're saying you might only want it for two years or so), I'd stick with whatever fits the function for the lowest price.

No colander or strainer? Very carefully, using towels or oven mits, pour the water out with the pot lid held on. There's always more than one way to skin a cat so to speak. I went until getting married at age 29 before I had a lot of "essentials". I just sorta had to find alternate ways to get things done.

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I haven't entered (much less spent money at) Wal*Mart since 2001. In many ways, the corporation stands for almost everything wrong with our economy and labor force.

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No wally world for me, thank you.

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I did find all of my furniture by now, with one notable exception: a table for the entryway that we can dump our keys/phones/etc. on and put our work bags under.

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I haven't entered (much less spent money at) Wal*Mart since 2001. In many ways, the corporation stands for almost everything wrong with our economy and labor force.
I think rather Walmart is a company that has found a way to deal with high employment costs (generally government mandated high employment costs). Walmart and the like are symptoms of labor policy in this country, not the cause of it.

I read recently that 65% of the jobs out there are low paying jobs with no benefits and this trend is increasing. Walmart isn't the ogre. It's the harbinger. It's an example of American businesses adaptation to the real world.
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Don't get me wrong, I don't blame that business as much as I blame those that spend money there. They're doing it because they can.

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