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Old 05-11-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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I'll definitely post if I have any experience at an auction or at one of the used furniture stores.
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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There is a store on Southland Drive called ReStore, which is second hand furniture. The proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. If you go and find junk, go again. You will find a whole new selection the next time. I've seen the stuff in there turning rapidly, and the quality varies widely, from trash to treasure, depending on who donated something that day. The prices are fair. Definitely worth investigating. Often they have things for free even.

The antique store in Meadowthorpe (Leestown Road) can be good. Several of the goodwill or salvation army stores handle furniture, and see worth checking out. And there's always the Looseleaf Tobacco antiques show once a month. Lovely things and plenty of deals.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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There is a store on Southland Drive called ReStore, which is second hand furniture. The proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. If you go and find junk, go again. You will find a whole new selection the next time. I've seen the stuff in there turning rapidly, and the quality varies widely, from trash to treasure, depending on who donated something that day. The prices are fair. Definitely worth investigating. Often they have things for free even.

The antique store in Meadowthorpe (Leestown Road) can be good. Several of the goodwill or salvation army stores handle furniture, and see worth checking out. And there's always the Looseleaf Tobacco antiques show once a month. Lovely things and plenty of deals.
I've heard great things about the Habitat Store and I'm dying to check it out. Thanks for the additional tips.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:09 AM
 
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There is a store on Southland Drive called ReStore, which is second hand furniture. The proceeds go to benefit Habitat for Humanity. If you go and find junk, go again. You will find a whole new selection the next time. I've seen the stuff in there turning rapidly, and the quality varies widely, from trash to treasure, depending on who donated something that day. The prices are fair. Definitely worth investigating. Often they have things for free even.

The antique store in Meadowthorpe (Leestown Road) can be good. Several of the goodwill or salvation army stores handle furniture, and see worth checking out. And there's always the Looseleaf Tobacco antiques show once a month. Lovely things and plenty of deals.
I checked out RESTORE yesterday and saw that it was a place that had potential. I didn't see anything yesterday that I wanted, but it's worth going back for sure. Also across the street there is a NEW furniture store called Furniture Row Outlet that had some things I liked at very good prices.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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I'll definitely post if I have any experience at an auction or at one of the used furniture stores.
I checked out Another Man's Treasure on Clays Mill and it seems like another place that's hit or miss. I was surprised that in addition to used they had some closeout and some new furniture. The quality was overall pretty good, but not what you'd call "bargain basement prices."
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Have you joined Lexington cheap cycle? It is a pretty active group, and you never know what people will be selling.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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I have joined Freecycle and even got myself an answering machine that I needed when we first moved. Before we moved here, I used Freecycle to give away so much of our stuff!

Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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I've been to both Second Sofa and Another Man's Treasure.

Second Sofa - I thought the store contained a lot of what I would consider junk. There was a nice love seat I found (which is what I was looking for), but it cost as much as a new one (which is what I ended up buying elsewhere).

Another Man's Treasure is a much nicer store with some unusual and nice new things. However, the second hand stuff wasn't appropriately priced IMO. A Cracker Barrell rocking chair for example was $10 less than one sitting on Cracker Barrell's porch brand new.

For the best prices on used furniture, I'd probably check the clasified and watch for yard sales. Yard sales just require that you be there Johnny on the Spot if you're going to find something nice at a great price which was always a challenge for me.
I checked out Second Sofa yesterday and it--like all the others--seems like a place you need to go to frequently to find what you want. They did have a huge amount of framed pictures and little knick-knack stuff most of which were priced like at a yard sale. The couches were pricey and many were just not worth what they were asking.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I have joined Freecycle and even got myself an answering machine that I needed when we first moved. Before we moved here, I used Freecycle to give away so much of our stuff!

Thanks.
I give away stuff on freecycle all of the time! Love it!

I do like the Lexington cheapcycle, too. I'm not a big fan of the local craigslist (not much action and prices are too steep compared to other places I've lived) but the cheapcycle group has some good deals on stuff for sale: lexcheapcycle : Lexington-Area Cheapcycle
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:27 PM
 
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I give away stuff on freecycle all of the time! Love it!

I do like the Lexington cheapcycle, too. I'm not a big fan of the local craigslist (not much action and prices are too steep compared to other places I've lived) but the cheapcycle group has some good deals on stuff for sale: lexcheapcycle : Lexington-Area Cheapcycle
I've never heard of this before. I am going to join. Thanks a million!
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