I found a lovesac sactional for sale on Craigslist for $2500. Six bases, five sides, a tabletop, a cupholder, and a set of covers in a color I liked. Retail before tax was $4025.
I emailed the guy and asked him about coming to see it. He said it’s all broken down so there’s not much to see. It’s far enough away that I’m not willing to make two trips.
He won’t take a check or anything, so this has to be done in cash. I’m thinking he must have stolen this shit because who in this day and age operates any aboveboard business in cash denominations above $1000?
I also offered to take the whole set for $2000 and he agreed on the spot. SUPER sketch. Oh, AND three of the bases were still in boxes and had different covers than the ones that were unpacked.
I get my boyfriend to come with me, and I’m glad I did because the whole set fills up two Honda Fits. It took me three phone calls to the bank and four ATM transactions to get $2000 in cash because all of the brick-and-mortar banks were closed and no reasonable ATM will allow you to withdraw $2k at once.
Turns out, this guy had just bought a motorcycle and needed to hock the couch ASAP because he needed the cash, and was also storing it in a storage cage that he was technically occupying illegally. The boxed up bases were ones he’d ordered but never gotten around to using, apparently.
So, I’ve just acquired a fancy-ass, super-comfortable couch for less than half the retail price, all of which is in great condition, and as soon as my apartment is set up, I’m gonna have the sweetest living room evar.