i personally think it's gross. i have no interest in buying a used couch or mattress ever. but my friend, who i am going to be sharing an apartment with starting this summer, thinks it's a good way to save money. am i just being a germophobe? i just think buying something cushiony like that that's been used is so nasty :/
- buying a used couch is a great way to save money!32%(13)39%(32)Vote45%(19)
- i guess i would do it to save money but it's not ideal39%(16)36%(30)Vote33%(14)
- don't care about the money, that's gross29%(12)25%(21)Vote22%(9)
Most Helpful Guy
I've bought almost entirely used furniture in my life. That includes used mattresses. You've never stayed in a motel or hotel in a bed that hundreds of others have slept in? Have you never eaten at a restaurant sitting in chairs that hundreds have sat in, eating from dishes that hundreds have eaten from? You've never ridden on a bus / plane / train? For that matter, what about the carpet in that apartment - you aren't gonna sit or lay on the floor?
New furniture is way over priced in my opinion. The only new furniture I've bought was a clearance sale with a hefty discount.
Expecting to start life with brand new furniture is called being spoiled. Better to save the money and invest it.3
Most Helpful Girl
Personally I don't think I would ever buy a used couch unless I knew the person selling it, because then I could never be able to sit or lay on it without thinking about what someone else could have done on that couch. Sex, vomit, urine, spills, pets, etc. That is just not ideal to me, you are sitting in a lifetime of someone else's germs.2