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Old 07-31-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Hello,

I will soon be moving to L.A. and will be needing basic furniture. I do not have much money to invest and I do not have a car. So, if the company offers free (or cheap) shipping, that'd be great. What stores would you suggest?

Before anybody screams 'Ikea', their shipping is actually quite dear...

I found this store, but as the prices seem very low and as there it is strictly online-based, I am a bit wary. Has anybody used it, or otherwise know of it? Do you think it's legit? Thanks!

Castro Home Furnishings
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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If you wanted Ikea furniture and didn't want to pay shipping, consider a U-Haul Truck Rental. You should be able to fit most furniture for a small apartment in it and it would be $20 for the day plus .79 cents per mile. It might be cheaper than paying for shipping. Not sure if this will be the case, but it is something to look into.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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if you rent that truck as per coo77..why buy new? if you look at the "free" section on craig's list, there are lots of people giving away couches, book shelves, etc. they just want someone ot come pick it up and cart it away. will you win any house beautiful decorating awards? no. but free is free. or try your local salvation army, goodwill or thrift shop. another reason that's a good idea is there are people with trucks outside of these places looking to make money by carting the furniture you buy to where you want it to be. and you can bargain with them. more importantly you can perhaps use the furniture money to buy a car. you'll probably need that before anything else in this city.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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Ikea stuff is mostly in a box and would fit in almost any car esp if you have fold down rear seats. We have done it before. Also look on craigslist, most movers would leave a lot of stuff for free for someone else to take.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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if you rent that truck as per coo77..why buy new? if you look at the "free" section on craig's list, there are lots of people giving away couches, book shelves, etc. they just want someone ot come pick it up and cart it away. will you win any house beautiful decorating awards? no. but free is free. or try your local salvation army, goodwill or thrift shop. another reason that's a good idea is there are people with trucks outside of these places looking to make money by carting the furniture you buy to where you want it to be. and you can bargain with them. more importantly you can perhaps use the furniture money to buy a car. you'll probably need that before anything else in this city.
This is a great idea! Ikea furniture won't move well/disassemble, in case you hate the place you end up at and need to leave the next year. At least with used/free furniture, it won't matter too much because you didn't spend too much.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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Oh there is this awesome place on La Brea maybe one or two blocks south of Target.

Coming from Melrose heading north on La Brea, it is on the left and they always have furniture on the outside. good prices. It's asian themed.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Aside from craigslist... once you establish where you'll be living, use yelp and look up highly reviewed furniture stores in your vicinity that fall in your price range.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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I just recommended Your Furniture Now to couple of friends of mine and they loved it. They have great furniture at pretty low prices. Check out :
[url=http://www.yourfurniturenow.com]Discount Home Furniture Store in Los Angeles[/url]
They are legit and they have a showroom.

Last edited by Tea10; 08-06-2010 at 07:20 PM.. Reason: link error
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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Craigslist has some really cheap furniture listings. There are several Armenian run furniture places in Burbank and Glendale that run ads on CL. Things like basic Futons for slightly cheaper than at Walmart and Target delivered. Also things like large sectional leather couches for under $650. And the quality is not poor.

However, used stuff on CL is VERY cheap. If you can deal with outdated looking furniture, you can furnish a whole house for under $500.
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