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Estate sales, flea markets, antique shops and consignment stores are all potential sources of outstanding quality furniture at bargain prices.
On the other hand, purchasing previously owned lower quality furniture can be a big mistake at any price.
Regardless of the quality of the furniture, all pieces should be carefully checked for insects or other vermin that can spread through your home unless carefully eliminated.
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All Your Used Furniture Questions Answered
- How much can I save buying furniture at an estate sale?
- Are stores allowed to sell used mattresses?
- Is it better to reupholster an old sofa or buy new?
- Is furniture made over 20 years ago better quality?
- Is it OK to paint old bedroom furniture?
- How quickly does new furniture depreciate in value?
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Question I am thinking of buying a queen Tempur-luxebreeze from Mattress Firm. Are these new, used or refurbished? New is easily...
Hotels clean and maintain their bedding. They also buy good quality mattresses that will last a long time. Used mattresses can have...
If you are just looking for a headboard or headboard/footboard without other matching pieces, check out flea markets, estate sales,...
There are a lot of good reasons to buy used furniture. Older wood pieces that are still in good shape are often better quality and almost...
In my opinion, the answer is mostly no. Yes, better quality used items sell for more than poor quality used items. On the other hand,...
Furniture sales that offer deep discounts on sofas are generally marketing gimmicks. “List prices” are manipulated so that it appears you...
IKEA is not usually a waste of money. They provide simple, tasteful furniture styles at a minimal cost. This can be an excellent...
There are a few high end furniture manufacturers who sell direct to consumers through their online websites. In general, the best way to...
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