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Old 10-31-2009, 04:37 PM
Location: North Carolina
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Hi all,

I have been checking online and in the stores this week for furniture as I am moving next month. I have been checking Craigslist and I keep coming across ads for what seems like furniture stores. The deals are really good compared to what I am finding searching random stores. They all give phone numbers, address, or at least the street name. But no store names and some require you make an appointment.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with going through one of the stores, dealers, or what ever they are on Craigslist. Also, I did do a google some of the phone numbers and addresses, but I have never heard of the stores.

Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:38 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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They are dealers, not stores. Typically someone who works from home, has access to furniture wholesalers, but does not have a traditional showroom or salespeople. Sometimes they have the piece they are advertising in their home, sometimes they don't but can pick it up from the wholesaler quickly. It can be a good way to get a deal on some furniture. If you are wanting to see a lot of different pieces in person, you're probably better off browsing a traditional store but if you know exactly what you want, one of these craigslist dealers might be a good way to go and save a little bit of $$.

As with any craigslist "deal", use common sense and don't pay upfront for anything (other than maybe a real small deposit).
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:57 AM
Location: Sunny Sandy Ego
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We have used two random craigslist dealers who work from home with a business licence and connections to furniture companies. I have found them very professional and curteous. This was for higher end, real hardwood stuff, which is woefully inflated in price at stores.

If you find an item in a showroom, they can try to find it or a similar style, usually at lower cost due to less overhead and less commisions.

But, once it reaches you home or when you pick it up, any damages are your problems. Make sure there is no damage, else you will have go through the manufacturer, which is a nightmare in customer support.

Also, use common sense. There could be theives and worse that could pose on craigslist. This is for any circumstance.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:37 AM
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks for the info. I really think it may be worth checking these places out this week. If you know a specific dealer you could recommend, please let me know.

Also, if you know any other way to locate dealers other than Craiglist, please let me know as well.

Thanks again.
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