Used furniture can be purchased at estate sales, resale stores, thrift stores, yard sales and through classified ad websites such as Craigslist. Individuals can also obtain used furniture from family members and friends.
Classified ad websites such as Craigslist often have listings for upcoming yard and estate sales in local neighborhoods. Many well-known local thrift stores and resale shops, such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, also post ads on Craigslist when an upcoming clearance sale is near. These stores receive thousands of donated items on a monthly basis and typically sell individual furniture pieces and full furniture sets at inexpensive prices.