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Old 06-08-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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My wife and I will be moving to the Phoenix area in a few months and I'm not excited about moving costs. My wife wants to keep most of our stuff, and I'm begging her to sell most all of it off. As with most decisions in marriage so far (married 2 months), I may have to lose to maintain bed rights, haha.

We are planning on a small apartment (studio/loft, 1br type) for a short time and then probably buying once we are settled and figure out where we want to live.

My question for you all is, how is the used/consigned furniture market in Phx? I don't want to move things based on the cost, but if we ended up buying things in Phoenix for more than we sold them for here, it'd basically be a wash anyway. Do you all think it is a wise move to buy when we get there or go ahead and just move our stuff as is? We don't have super high quality stuff, but everything is clean and well-maintained, so we wouldn't be buying "junk" with stains on the cushions or chips in wood, etc.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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sell everything.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Check Craigslist. There is a store called Terry's Consignment here that has generally good quality stuff. And you can find discount furniture stores in every strip mall just about.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Lightbulb Sell, Sell, Sell

Yeah sell everything. You'll have a much more lighter and carefree move
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Phoenix is a very transient city. Don't know if it is still the same but I was taught in Arizona geography that for every 3 people moving into Phoenix, 2 are moving out. Should be fairly easy to find new furniture once you get here. The people moving out want to get rid of their stuff as well.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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look how much money folks have spent moving those giant TVs....now almost worthless. Where are you moving from?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Southeast Valley
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I would suggest selling. Since you are newly wed, maybe you can convince her by saying you want to get new stuff together. Really though, I've dealt with many people that bring their furniture with them, and then feel that it just doesn't work in Arizona.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Coming from Kentucky, Google says it's right at 24 hours worth of driving.

Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions already, might just have to show wifey this thread
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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If you're planning on renting a small apartment before buying, (which is a great idea, imo), you'd probably have to put stuff into storage in the meanwhile. That's an additional cost you may not have figured in with the moving expenses.

I would keep anything that is very special and/or can't be replaced (ie, grandma's dining room set), but sell everything else. Every house has a different feel anyway, so the things you already have may not work as well as you'd like when you buy a place. For example, if you wind up buying a new, contemporary-style home, your current country-cottage style (or whatever) may no longer be what you want.

This is JMO though. I don't have to sleep in your bed.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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If you're planning on renting a small apartment before buying, (which is a great idea, imo), you'd probably have to put stuff into storage in the meanwhile. That's an additional cost you may not have figured in with the moving expenses.

I would keep anything that is very special and/or can't be replaced (ie, grandma's dining room set), but sell everything else. Every house has a different feel anyway, so the things you already have may not work as well as you'd like when you buy a place. For example, if you wind up buying a new, contemporary-style home, your current country-cottage style (or whatever) may no longer be what you want.

This is JMO though. I don't have to sleep in your bed.

Really good advice.

Terri's Consignment, mentioned upthread, is under new ownership as of 18 months or so ago when the original owner went Chapter 7... Haven't been in there since the change, but it, and a lot of other places, are worth a look.
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