To find secondhand furniture, shop locally at thrift stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army, watch for discounts, stay away from upholstered items and go to the store early, notes Huffington Post. Customers who visit a thrift store can find secondhand furniture bargains not always available online at sites such as eBay.
Choose thrift stores located in the suburbs rather than the city, recommends Huffington Post. Customers have a better chance of finding higher quality furniture that has lasted a long time in older neighborhoods. Visit the stores early, especially on weekends, to have the best selection of furniture available. Other ways to find secondhand furniture include looking for discount days and being realistic about the item.