If you're looking for something specific, or are the type to be picky about nicks, stains, and tiny imperfections, move along. But if you're seeking slightly-used-but-in-otherwise-fantastic-shape living, dining, and bedroom pieces for cheaper-than-cheap prices, the Chinatown Salvation Army might as well be Shangri-la: what looks and feels like acres of beds, bookshelves, tables, chairs, and dressers, in a number of different styles, for prices that won't even buy you a paperweight at a non-used furniture store. We're talking solid-wood bookshelves for ten bucks each, double beds for $40, a stain-free couch for $45. As with all thrift stores, it's hit-or-miss and may require some patience, but the payoffs can be huge.
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