April 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Where to buy things?
1. Garage sale
Good for furniture, bikes and various items.
Check out in the garage sales section on Craigslist
If you just come to Columbia and have no car. Ask Vietnamese friends to help you. Do not be afraid 🙂
What if you can not bring the item home and no one can help you?
+ Negotiate with the seller to deliver the item for you. Yes, they can do that, maybe for free.
+ Contact the local church to help you. Yes, they can help you for free. Here is one: www.mizzoucch.org
Estate and Garage sales: a small business in town that runs good garage sales
You can sign up to receive news of upcoming sales.
2. Mizzou surplus
University’s clearance items. Good price. Cost time though. Sign up to receive news.
3. Donation from local church
Local church sometimes gives away free furniture and other items as part of their good will. Yes, you can ask for that. But never sell donated items. If you no longer need donated items, give to somebody else.
4. Good will and Thrift store
Columbia Shopping Mall. Many stores. Just walk around. @Stadium Blvd.
Nifong Shopping Mall on Nifong. Kohl’s is located there. Goodwill is close by.
5. Online shopping
Coastal.com: to buy eye-glasses
6. Downtown shopping
Just walk around. Some used clothes or consignment shops is not expensive for good quality.