"Secret skimping is out, like false bosoms." - Marjorie Hillis, Orchids on Your Budget, 1937.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I Love Resale.

I tried my hand at furniture postings on Craigslist for a while, and while there were a good number of promising posts, it's just so inconvenient unless you own a car. Plus, it's always terrible when something looks good in a photo, but when you go to the person's house to see it, you realize it's a P.O.S., and you're left to awkwardly excuse yourself.

I finally found a place where you can get good quality resale furniture without the markup of a consignment or vintage shop (or the awkwardness of Craigslist). There's this place sort of nearby that's a non-profit, and all their proceeds go to AIDS services, education, and advocacy. What more could you ask for? We got a set of solid wood table and chairs for $100 this past weekend, and the weekend before, we got this awesome pair of wooden chairs with leather seats for $40! Whenever we want to make a trip there, we just rent a ZipCar for a few hours and go! Now, if we could only find some couches...

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