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View Poll Results: What furniture you dealt with
Rooms to go 5 29.41%
Harvetys 3 17.65%
Ashley Furniture 2 11.76%
Warehouse (please specify) 1 5.88%
Other (please specify) 6 35.29%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Default Need advice on buying Furnitue

Hi,

we live in Raleigh/Cary area. What place would you suggest to buy good quality (last good 10-15 years at least) Furniture. we have a fairly decent budget (around 8-10 thousand for the whole 3Bedroom plus family room house). We saw Rooms to go and Harvetys. Anyone has experience with them (I was actually reading really bad reviews for RTG) but they didn't differ that much in price. While searching everyone says to go for furniture warehouse to get good deal. what would be the ones in Raleigh/Cary/Durhum area to go to if warehouse? Is there a good time of year we should be thinking of for furniture?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I really like Havertys. I had never been in their showrooms until my Mom purchased a bedroom set there 2 wks ago. I'm not sure you'll get Thomasville quality, but you should get 10-15 yrs of quality and reasonable pricing. I'm going back to them to furnish my new home.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Furniture, especially wood, is almost completely junk and will not give long service. Only custom made has any real quality. Famous names now sell Asian trash.

Haverty's is a reliable store but the days of good durable furniture are behind us.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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We've gotten a couple of things from Haverty's and been pleased. Their delivery service is very good.

You could also take a trip to High Point - we did and while we didn't buy anything it would seem a good investment of time if you're looking to furnish a whole house.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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We've gotten a couple of things from Haverty's and been pleased. Their delivery service is very good.

You could also take a trip to High Point - we did and while we didn't buy anything it would seem a good investment of time if you're looking to furnish a whole house.
By High Poing do you mean any specific shop/warehouse
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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You can look into CarolinaFarmhouse.com Won't suit all tastes, but it is solid furniture that is built in Cary. We've ordered a table, bench, shelves and will be ordering a sideboard for the kitchen eating area. They have a website with photos and dimensions, but their Facebook page gives many more photos.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Two years in Raleigh, NC
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Did you look at Costco? We did most of our house from them five years ago, and plan on selling it all before we move to NC. Then, we'll take a trip to High Point, maybe visit Haverty's, Copenhagen (if you've got one) and compare to Costco. I'm gonna predict that Costco gets most of the business.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think High Point has lost some of the "best deal" furniture that it once had. With that said, I bought a couch from Furniture Land South and like the quality/price. I liked that I could select exactly what I wanted, right down to the accent pillows.

Discount Furniture - Furnitureland South

My only compliant is while I knew going into it that the manufacturer was making my couch according to my specifications and would take 6 weeks...Furniture Land South had it in their warehouse for 2.5 weeks before they delivered it. I won't go into the specific details and the different conversations I had with their reps, but I was very disappointed with their whole delivery process.

I also bought a bedroom suite locally from Home Comfort Furniture, and have been very pleased.

Home Comfort Furniture
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Graham NC
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Can anyone shop at High Point Market? I'm reading on heir site that you need a tax id and that you need to be in the furniture industry trade to be able to buy?
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:07 PM
 
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Buy from Craigslist from people moving/relocating. If you are patient you can do very well. A couple of years ago, I bought a former Hurricanes goalie's dining room set from his realtors after he had been traded and they had just sold his house. Paid about 25% of what it sold at Home Comfort Furniture. Was at most 1 yr old and looked like it had only been used a handful of times.
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