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Old 04-06-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I am looking to purchase a flat desk, a wardrobe and/or a chest of drawers for my bedroom. Excluding Ikea and Target, what affordable area furniture stores should I look into? I am not looking to spend a too much, just something that is affordable.

Hope that the info that I gave you helps. If you need to know more, feel free to ask. Thank you.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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In Sterling, there is Value City Furniture and Ashley Furniture. Also, laugh if you like, Big Lots that has the furniture segment to their store.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Prince William County, VA
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Has anyone purchased from Bob's? They opened a new location in Fairfax about a month ago, I think? I went and looked and their prices seemed decent, but I wasn't sure if the quality held up?
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Marlo maybe?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Marlo maybe?
I would avoid Marlo. Their prices seem good but when you factor in the frustration and inconvenience it'll cost you when they damage some of your items during delivery, it's not worth it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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I went to Nadeau in Alexandria and actually liked a lot of their pieces and they are very affordable. I love their tag line - furniture with a soul
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:02 AM
 
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I'd look for good used furniture on Craigslist.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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After prioritizing what I can spend, I'll be going for a flat desk first.

Would a place like Office Depot, Pier 1 Imports and/or Staples be good place to look in terms of affordability and quality?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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The quality for price on the desks I have seen at Big box office stores tends to be less than desirable for longer term use. You can buy modular pieces at The Container Store as well, if you need a custom option. However, it may creep higher in price than a traditional desk from Bob's or Belfort. Big box desks have wood grain paper over particle board, such that they can easily scratch and there is no way to refinish that surface.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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You could check amazon.com if you're just looking for something inexpensive. The cheap stuff there is not necessarily crap, although it can be. The good thing is most items have lots of reviews posted so you can get a good idea of the quality. The bad thing is you'll have to assemble it yourself. I bought a media stand there recently made by Sauder which was only like $150 and very nice. It's not real wood but I knew I wasn't going to be. I did a quick search and they make desks too.
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