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Topic # 185378 20-Nov-2015 12:43
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Hello,

I don't buy much so not sure where is best to get furniture in Christchurch / NZ.

I'm not after furniture that's featured in style magazines, more just comfort so second hand / ex display aren't an issue. Mainly looking for a sofa and a bed (Not a sofa bed), got a bed frame so just the mattress would do. See the Warehouse have some items around $300 so seems reasonable. Any recommendations?

Thank you.

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  Reply # 1431664 20-Nov-2015 12:57
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Hi there,

You'll get on better if your topic description was not generic and better descriptive of what you are actually after -eg 'Where to get 2nd hand/ex-display furniture - Christchurch'

That way 90% of the population here who are of no help to you won't need to waste time viewing the thread, and the others who are you're target audience will be drawn to the thread smile - always remember this is an international community surprised

Try local second-hand shops, sallies shops (Salvation Army), etc. Smith City often sell their floor models with a healthy discount.

Could also look further afield - Kaiapoi, Rangiora, etc



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  Reply # 1431665 20-Nov-2015 12:57
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If the bed is for yourself (i.e. not a guest bedroom etc), don't skimp.

You spend a third of your life in bed and IMHO it's worth paying more if it gives you a better sleep.

But obviously budget can be a big factor in these decisions.




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  Reply # 1431667 20-Nov-2015 13:00
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Depending on how quickly you are looking to get it, look out for "sales" at the big furniture stores as often you can get a relatively good quality bed for half price or less. (I'm talking Harvey Normans, Big Save, BedsRUs, etc)

Beds are something you don't want to go dirt cheap on.

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  Reply # 1431678 20-Nov-2015 13:11
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Farmers often do 50% off mattress. I wouldn't pay more than 50% of retail price, the markup is horrendous - they're probably still minting it at that price. 




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  Reply # 1431684 20-Nov-2015 13:21
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For you requirements, I would go trade me. A few years ago when many people where heading to oz, you could get some real bargains as second hand average furniture has very low second hand value. Not sure what it is like these days. Personally I only buy high quality retro stuff, it lasts forever and far better made and better looking than the new stuff you buy in these big box retailers. The only exception maybe mattresses, but I am sure there are some good deals for second hand ones, because people tend not to like buying someone else's mattress.



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  Reply # 1431705 20-Nov-2015 13:45
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keewee01:
You'll get on better if your topic description was not generic and better descriptive of what you are actually after -eg 'Where to get 2nd hand/ex-display furniture - Christchurch'


Thanks changed the title to have more description.

I'll keep shopping around, not urgent, just my current mattress and sofa are on their way out. I'll keep an eye on Harvey Norman and Farmers for sales.

How about Big Save Furniture?

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  Reply # 1431712 20-Nov-2015 13:57
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leo0787sx:
keewee01:
You'll get on better if your topic description was not generic and better descriptive of what you are actually after -eg 'Where to get 2nd hand/ex-display furniture - Christchurch'


Thanks changed the title to have more description.

I'll keep shopping around, not urgent, just my current mattress and sofa are on their way out. I'll keep an eye on Harvey Norman and Farmers for sales.

How about Big Save Furniture?


Big Save do some amazing specials at times. Shop around and know the normal pricing, and don't be afraid to haggle - haggle big time!

Also, be aware that you won't necessarily find X model from Big Save at Harvey Normans, as the same bed at Harvey Normans will be Y model.

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  Reply # 1431720 20-Nov-2015 14:05
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keewee01:
leo0787sx:
keewee01:
You'll get on better if your topic description was not generic and better descriptive of what you are actually after -eg 'Where to get 2nd hand/ex-display furniture - Christchurch'


Thanks changed the title to have more description.

I'll keep shopping around, not urgent, just my current mattress and sofa are on their way out. I'll keep an eye on Harvey Norman and Farmers for sales.

How about Big Save Furniture?


Big Save do some amazing specials at times. Shop around and know the normal pricing, and don't be afraid to haggle - haggle big time!

Also, be aware that you won't necessarily find X model from Big Save at Harvey Normans, as the same bed at Harvey Normans will be Y model.


Are they that good value though? Personally Last time I went in one of these types of stores there was nothing that I saw, that I would want in my house. So much of this new. furniture is so ugly. Some furniture you can buy is actually an asset that will last a lifetime, rather than just a consumable, where if you were to sell it, you would nearly need to give it away. With the OPs budget, the wise thing to do would be to go second hand where they can benefit from the low second hand price of big box retail type furniture.

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