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Old 11-09-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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Furniture from Big Lots?

Has anyone ever bought furniture from Big Lots? They have name brands (Ashley and Simmons), but I'm wondering if the quality is the same as a Simmons sofa from a "real" furniture store. Or is it a cheaper piece of junk that will fall apart in a year?

I'm not a brand-name snob by any means, but I'm having a hard time thinking about buying furniture at Big Lots. Ours is not a nice store... kind of dirty and run-down. I don't think I'd admit to friends where I got it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
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I have been to dirty, run down Bit Lots, and very clean, very new ones.

When I was in college, we bought a few end tables and a tv stand there.
They held up for years
I can't speak for couches though. Ashley is typically very inexpensive direct from them or in a furniture store- is it that much of a difference at Big Lots?
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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We just bought a new bed and mattress set there, and they are very nice, and the bed is very well made. Basically, from what we understood, what Big Lots has is either last years model/style or overstocks.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:44 AM   #5
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We bought a trundle bed that was going to be at our house, but moved to my Moms.The upper bed is a sleigh bed type and the bottom is a slide out trundle. The matresses are also from Big Lots. We bought it about 6 years ago and it looks new. My kids use it every Fri and Sat, just so you know useage. It was moved to my Moms because our house is smaller and my DH's home office was moved to the guest room instead of our lowest level, as we had planned. I would buy from them again, and have! My toddler has a Captains style bed (with drawers underneath) but its very low profile and good for a smaller drop if he rolls out of bed. Matress from Big Lots as we were happy wirth the others purchased. The toddler bed is not super high quality but will do well for the next few years untill we decide on his big boy set ordered from our local Amish community
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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We have a lot of furniture (mostly fluffy lounging chairs) from Big Lots and they are just fine. You are paying less because they are old stock or small quantity stock. If you can wait they will run double sales (20% off and the item on sale). They did this last month and we bought two chairs and we love them. So i would go for it. If you don't like your store see if there is another one in your area. I get a lot from them and haven't had any issues to date. They are also great for laptop cases and miscellaneous trinkets like curtain shears and simple curtain rods...
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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We bought a couch from there last year. It's holding up just fine.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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Thumbs up Big Lots

Hello, We just bought a leather coach from there and it is awesome! We love it. Great quality!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #9
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We purchased an expensive double mattress for my then DD12, when we moved. Planning on her using it for a long time. We purchased it from HHGregg. The mattress was a total waste of money. Within a year it had broken down (coils) and my daughter sleeps in the "dip". HHGregg has been super helpful, but the "Big Name" company won't do a thing. So, just because it's Big Lots (which I love) doesn't mean it's not worth it!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #10
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Stupid question, but one I've always wondered about... If you buy furniture there, do they deliver?? I adore Big Lots, and have really wanted to take advantage of some of their furniture sales before, but our Big Lots is pretty understaffed and by the time I check out I've forgotten all about the furniture anyway.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:42 AM   #11
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We bought a sofa and loveseat from there about 6 years ago for the basement. The sofa had held up well until about a year ago, now it's kind of saggy. It got a TON of use from the kids and their friends so five years is about what I expect out of a piece of furniture like that so I'm satisfied, especially since it was only about $300 to begin with. The loveseat is in my DH's office and gets much less use and still looks brand new. Neither was a name brand.

I'd get another piece from there if I needed it. Our wrap-around sofa in our family room is Lane, ordered directly from the manufacturer and shipped from NC, and was kind of pricey. I can't remember how old that is but it didn't hold up as well as I expected so name doesn't mean everything. Would love to replace it but we're working on getting #3 through college right now so we will wait!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:47 AM   #12
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Stupid question, but one I've always wondered about... If you buy furniture there, do they deliver?? I adore Big Lots, and have really wanted to take advantage of some of their furniture sales before, but our Big Lots is pretty understaffed and by the time I check out I've forgotten all about the furniture anyway.
I believe some do have a delivery service available, we got some things delivered from Big Lotts and while the store didn't have an official delivery service they had someone who would deliver for them for a fee, I think it was about $30 or $40
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We bought our DD8 and DD11's bunk beds there. I searched all over and they were the best price for the most affordable price. They have held up amazingly well (they are about 5 years old.) Wouldn't hesitate to buy from there again.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the responses! I think I'll go take another look today.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #15
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I am like you , I would like to take advantage of the great prices, I want a leather couch for the family room and don't want to spend a lot, but the store itself turns me off.
dirty, understaffed, and dirty outside where the furniture would come out.
I have seen people loading their trucks outside.
i just dont' know.
but my dh's co worker bought a leather couch there and he said it is fine, no complaints.
I may see if there is another one to check out.
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