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Old Apr 1st 2012, 9:35 am
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Though I've found threads on the pros and cons of renting furniture, I've not seen any prices - nor do the online shops offer prices.

The situation is that I've been unable to sell our 4-piece suite (3-seater sofa, 2-seater, 1-seater, and puffee). We could ship it in the container for an additional £800. It's quite a nice suite and I'd otherwise just ship it for that price, except for the fact we'd be without sofas for 9-12 weeks. Either I find some crappy furniture on craigslist in the interim or hire furniture. If that's likely to cost hundreds then it's not going to be worth it. I've never hired furniture so I have absolutely no idea what kind of prices we're talking! Any ballpark figures appreciated.
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Old Apr 1st 2012, 12:09 pm
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This site gives prices for packages for northern California so that should give you some what of an idea. Unfortunately the cheapest package offered includes living room, dinning room, and bedroom for $550 per month for a 3 month lease.

http://norcal.fashionfurniture.com/i...Desc=Furniture Collections

You also have to pay $150 for delivery and pickup if the lease is less than 6 months.

http://norcal.fashionfurniture.com/i...&uDesc=Monthly Specials

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Cort are another alternative
here is a link to their LA site

http://losangeles.cort.com/storefron...020302-p1.html
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Ikea
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Ikea
Yeah their stuff should last about 3 months.
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Yeah their stuff should last about 3 months.
I've never had issues with it. There are generally three price points student normal and solid wood. Take your £800 for not shipping the stuff plus $500 for not renting and you can easily buy solid stuff from Ikea and still have cash left over.
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http://www.rentacenter.com

Utter rip off if you're buying to own. However, in your circumstances they might be just the ticket. No credit required.
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Thanks. Clearly my Google skills are lacking today.
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http://www.rentacenter.com

Utter rip off if you're buying to own. However, in your circumstances they might be just the ticket. No credit required.
Them and Aaron's seem to be the two big chains for furniture rentals.

Tends to be shit, expensive and not very apparent for the cost as they tend to ding you on the tiniest of things...for a living room set, couple hundred a month perhaps?
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Them and Aaron's seem to be the two big chains for furniture rentals.

Tends to be shit, expensive and not very apparent for the cost as they tend to ding you on the tiniest of things...for a living room set, couple hundred a month perhaps?
Aarons was on the tip of my tongue. Knew there was another one!

They are total shitty companies -- I agree! But if you want a living room set for a month or so, they could actually be just the ticket.
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Do you really wanna sit on furniture that has previously been used by people who are the type to rent furniture?
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Do you really wanna sit on furniture that has previously been used by people who are the type to rent furniture?
Touche!
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Originally Posted by Kar98 View Post
Do you really wanna sit on furniture that has previously been used by people who are the type to rent furniture?
That did cross my mind! Some throws and maybe leather(ette) "wipe clean" couches might suffice. Anyway, Pickfords are now going to take our sofas as well (eek - tomorrow!) so I'll manage somehow.
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That did cross my mind! Some throws and maybe leather(ette) "wipe clean" couches might suffice.
Oh man, are you ever in for a culture shock.

Anyway, Pickfords are now going to take our sofas as well (eek - tomorrow!) so I'll manage somehow.
Glad that's settled Maybe in the meantime, some throwaway folding chairs from Walmart?
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Glad that's settled Maybe in the meantime, some throwaway folding chairs from Walmart?
We didn't ship furniture...we bought garden chairs etc to put us on until we decided on what furniture to buy. Our first priority was beds and bed linens.
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