Has anyone ever bought furniture from Big Lots?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My experience with Ikea furniture (which is cheap, and has a reputation for falling apart), is that if you treat it nicely it will last longer than if you treat it roughly.  That being said, I am small.  My fiance is larger.  The furniture I used in my apartment would not have lasted as long for him as it did for me.  I hope this helps!  

 

What kind of furniture are you looking at?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005

I got a bed from big lots about 8 years ago and I just now had to replace it. I think if you look at it in detail you’ll be able to evaluate if it’s of good quality or not. Hope it works out for ou!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think, honestly, that cheaper furniture does fall apart more quickly.  I’d look for a place that was going out of business, which will mean the prices will be lower and the quality higher.  Or, finance some furniture.  Places are always saying things like, No Interest Until 2018!!! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My advice would do a search on Craigslist. A lot of time small furniture shops in an area advertise there and you might find some quality furniture for a great price. We did that two years ago and our furniture is still in great condition and we paid a fraction of what you pay at a retail store.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did buy some stuff from Ikea some good and some bad. When I bought my condo I got nicer stuff and in my opinion it last way longer. Look at the quality and material then make a chioce. I also think buying something that a bit more expensive because it has better quality is a better choice as in the long run it will save you money as you won’t have to replace or upgrade things frequently.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s not so much where you buy it, but what brand it is. I know Big Lots sells Simmons (which is what that fabric couch is–I have that one saved on Pinterest lol) and Ashley furniture, which is good quality stuff. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Fiance has a couch from Big Lots and it’s done well for him over the past 2 years. We’re actually taking it with us when we get married. He isn’t the type to go easy on his stuff either, plus he shared it with his brother, and it doesn’t actually have any wear-and-tear. I don’t think it’s as good quality as you’d find at a real furniture store, but it sure is good for what he paid for it!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Hey!  I have couches from Big Lots and they are Ashley Furniture brand.  They are GREAT!   They are the microsuede ones, and we paid about $600 for both of them.  

An Ektorp 3-seat at Ikea (which was our old couch) was $550 for just 1 couch and it lasted us a year.  It was a piece of CRAP.  

These couches (Ashley Furniture) are great quality.  I would totally recommend them. 

The only shit thing was the store we bought them from didn’t have delivery.  Don’t know if thats a Big Lots thing or just at our location. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I looked once when I was single and saw decent stuff. Only thing I’d recommend is try to stay away from a couch that cushions don’t come off of. They tend to wear out and sink in fast. Kind of like a bed you can’t flip, then if it stains, it will always show. Instead I went to a local high end furniture store and bought something from their discount area of cancelled orders and floor models and got a killer deal for better quality.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve never been in a Big Lots, but I am diggin’ the second set you posted. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We bought a couch and loveseat from Big Lots because we needed something cheap (we were in college that would last for a little while, we don’t plan on keeping anything for a hugely long time due to moving so often with the Army, we know even the best furniture can get harmed, torn, etc.).  So far it’s held up awesome, it looks just like we took it home from the store, still as comfy, though we’re not real rough on it, no kids just us.  We also got the Ashley brand which helped us feel better about buying from there.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought my entire living room suite from Big Lots and LOVE them!!  We have a sectional, recliner and ottoman from Big Lots.  The sectional we have is similar to the ones posted above. Have had them for 3 years.  They are GREAT!!!!  They have held up great.  We are BIG couch users and have 2 cats and the couch is awesome!

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