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Old 06-25-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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My wingback chair was $20 @ the garage sale and the large wood bookcase unit was $10....to give you an example of what I did find :-)


I'm all up for suggestions!!! Our house is bare inside and so we're basically confined to one room at this point, the one that has furniture (we purchased eco-friendly sofa & chair from Comfort Shoppe for $1600 delivered).
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I guess that's the trouble with used stuff, you might have to wait for what you want to pop up . . . I am actually buying a couch from someone whose apartment I visited on a showing, so maybe just try asking around to see who is moving? It's a college town, people are moving in and out all the time. Other than that you're doing the right things I think, you just might need to be patient unfortunately.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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See patience is not my best virtue ;-) not when I'm sitting on hard floors all day with 2 toddlers, one of which is sick and fevering now...not fun in this heat.

We don't know anyone at all in this entire city, region really...do you know what day it is that all the leases switch? I might take the SUV and go on a trash run to see if I can find furniture that day...I keep driving by some good things on the curbs but I don't know if we're allowed to pick it up, although part of me thinks that it is Madison's master plan to have ppl put things on curbs to give others a chance to pick it up before it goes to the dump...hmmm...any insight??
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Most student leases end on August 15th but that's pretty far away . . . most other leases end at the end of the month so maybe you should start checking out the curbs now? Assuming it's legal.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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So the big question is, is it legal to take curbside offerings? Looks like on CL ppl are putting things on curbs to be picked up before trash day when it is taken...hmm...
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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If it's not legal than that ruins Hippie Christmas! Come Aug 14/15 leases end people will be scavenging all through the student neighborhoods. The stuff usually isn't high quality, but if you consider recycling to be eco-friendly, then you're in for a little treat!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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ooh that sounds like great fun...one man's trash is another man's treasure :-)
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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I'd LOVE to buy used...point me in a direction...there's nothing on ebay, nothing on CL, I can't even find a thrift store around here....PLEASE tell me where???
Try St Vincent De Paul and Good Will.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Ooh you have a St Vincent De Paul here too? Yay! Where????
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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St Vinney's locations:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Madison,WI

Check out both as I think each will have something different to offer.

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