Deal of the Week!
I’ve mentioned it a couple times before on Facebook and Twitter, but just in case anyone out there doesn’t know, I recently moved into a new apartment! WHOOP! While it was an awesome and exciting experience, it was also a shock to go from living with five roommates to only living with one. After moving into my new place I quickly realized how much I had taken for granted the simple but important household items that my previous roommates shared. The biggest of these was the furniture! I went from having a fully stocked living room to sitting cross-legged on the carpet while eating ravioli out of a can. And no, it’s not because I was lazy, it’s because buying new furniture is expensive!
After searching through countless furniture warehouses and retail stores I finally realized that purchasing a brand new couch from the store was simply out of my budget. After finally coming to terms with this I started searching on sites like Craig’s List and keeping my eyes peeled for estate sales. Just as I was about to give up again, I finally posted my frustration online via Facebook. Not even a day later I had two people message me offering up their couches for sale. Both of them had been saving for a new couch and jumped at the idea of selling their old one to me. Not only could I provide them with the money right away, but I was a trusted buyer and they knew it was going to a good home (sounds like I’m talking about a cat).
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In the end I purchased an $800 couch for $200 and I absolutely love it! It’s about 8 feet long and in practically mint condition. It fits well in my living room and doesn’t look like it’s from the 1970’s. I couldn’t be happier. All in all, the moral of the story is not to be afraid to reach out to your friends if you’re looking to buy a table, couch or anything for that matter. Social media is a great way to let people know you’re on the hunt for something. Many times a simple Facebook status is all it takes to plant a seed in a potential sellers head. You’d be surprised at how much money that small seed can end up saving you.
Until next time,