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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #31
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I think it's awesome.
I'm an avid Goodwill shopper. I'm sure if I saw some of the original owners of things I bought, I'd have second thoughts. But I don't! I've bought sheets and pillowcases, games, toys, books, clothes, etc etc. used and just clean it. I've passed on things that were gross or Unable to clean.

Some people are just weird. I'm talking about the coworkers.
Some people think ANYTHiNG used is gross.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #32
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I buy used linens all the time at auctions - they can be washed. Not gross, in my opinion.

As for the sofa, no way...for the reason you stated....it can't be washed. There's no way to know what bodily fluids are down in the cushions even if the upholstery is clean. Ick.

Casegoods are an entirely different story. I recently bought a 1940s style dining room set. I was able to clean and lemon oil all the wood. I took the fabric and what bit of cushioning off the chairs and trashed all of it before it even came in the house. I started over with new foam, batting, and fabric over the wood frame.

But upholstered furniture...nope, not for me.
Doesn't bother me!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #33
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Not gross. Do these same people also not sleep in hotel beds? You are using someone else'e bedding there and don't even know for sure that is has been washed.
Great deal! I've sold lots of comforters at my garage sales. As longs as they are washed in hot water, they are probably a lot cleaner than the hotels!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:53 PM   #34
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You scored big time! It's not gross at all. DH's coworkers are just jealous that they never thought to use Craigslist for something like bedding.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #35
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I personally think buying used bedding is gross, but I think the same about clothing and shoes. However, if someone else told me they bought something used I wouldn't tell them I think it's gross. That is just rude
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #36
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I think it's awesome.
I'm an avid Goodwill shopper. I'm sure if I saw some of the original owners of things I bought, I'd have second thoughts. But I don't! I've bought sheets and pillowcases, games, toys, books, clothes, etc etc. used and just clean it. I've passed on things that were gross or Unable to clean.

Some people are just weird. I'm talking about the coworkers.
Some people think ANYTHiNG used is gross.
This! I love Goodwill!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #37
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I am a total germaphobe.


I think you scored - enjoy your new bedding set!

They are jelly!! LMAO!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:11 PM   #38
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My DD (a college freshman) really wanted a specific futon from Ikea for her dorm room. We found the exact one she wanted on craigslist about 10 miles from our house (Ikea is about 90 miles).

This futon - with a washable cover - was in pristine condition. Did not have a single spot on it. The mattress - also was in pristine condition - without any spotting.

We bought it for $125 - and would have cost $299 new. Getting the cover washed was about $6 - since we needed to go to a laundromat.

This was a great deal - and no regrets about getting it.

NOW - DD was very specific that she didn't want her roommate finding out that it was not brand new. So - we just didn't mention it when we moved DD into the dorm.

Next year - DD will not need a futon - and it will most likely end up in DD's boyfriend's room. And - I am A-OK with that.

To the OP - I see nothing "gross" at all with your great find!
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #39
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I just want to defend my used couches. I love them and I would have never been able to afford something as nice and as good quality if I bought them new.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:04 PM   #40
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I just want to defend my used couches. I love them and I would have never been able to afford something as nice and as good quality if I bought them new.
You should enjoy them!

I don't think either purchase is gross.

Especially since I am someone who has sold my used bedding, drapes, beds, couches, dressers and miscellaneous building supplies on Craigslist.

The only thing that didn't sell was the china cabinet.(At one point during renovation I had 3 china cabinets - my new one, my old one and the kids grandmas. Turned out a neighbor wanted it when I put it to the curb for the bulk pickup.

One person's extras are someone else's treasures.

Thank you for being green and recycling still usable items.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #41
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I just want to defend my used couches. I love them and I would have never been able to afford something as nice and as good quality if I bought them new.
The nicest couch I've ever owned I bought used for right around $100. It was white and in excellent condition and lasted me many years. Some couple had it in their basement family room but it looked brand new. Since then I've bought new couches from value city and ikea and they just do not compare lol.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #42
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I wouldn't have a problem with a used couch, would just steam clean it good.
Dh and I travel a lot and we certainly sit on many chairs/couches in hotel rooms that I know are not cleaned between guests.


There are some things that are better not thought of.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #43
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For all the people who thinks it's so gross, do you ever stay at hotels? ALL the bedding (plus mattresses) are USED!!!

Anything that is in good condition, and can be washed and dried, is a *find* for me, if it's something I can really use. OP, you found a great deal.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #44
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No, not at all!! I mean, I know my kids have had accidents on their bedding but I re-use it after I wash it. At least you know it was washed, unlike hotels.

I won't buy anything that can't go in the washing machine or be Lysol'd off! But, I will admit we bought a couch and recliner off Craigslist. They are leather and were still half covered in plastic, though. I'd never buy fabric furniture. It really grossed me out because we'd had to get rid of our old couch because ds had an "accident" and flipped the cushion so we wouldn't know and it got into the wood. And when we put it to the curb, someone took it! ICK!! Another time, the dog got into a bag of chocolate and made a mess and we had to throw out a recliner and someone took that! Really ICK!!!
Oh mylanta I know what you mean. I have thrown things out like that too......and I am AMAZED at what people will take, the last time we moved, downsized and also got rid of adult kids stuff they no longer wanted we almost made a game out of it placing bets on what would be taken. I was shocked......hmmmmmm is there a reality show in this somewhere????
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #45
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I don't see a big deal with it ... wash it in hot, have it dry cleaned if it has to be no biggie.

I am getting ready to put a 500 plus set up on a local resale page. I had it dry cleaned a cpl of years ago and never put it back on bed. It has been hanging in the bags in closet unused . Im hoping it sells.
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