Buying a house or apartment in Athens doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You could save hundreds of dollars on TVs, recliners, and name-brand shoes by not shopping at big-box stores. Plus, you might find unique items to impress your friends and family.
For those looking to fill a corner space or liven up a blank wall, avoid the long lines and traffic jams common at big box stores. At bargain stores around town and online, you’ll find plenty of gently used furniture, shoes and clothing, kitchenware, home decor, student supplies, and more.
Here are some places where you can shop for discounts for your next move.
Athens Habitat Restore East and West
If you’re looking for a sofa, office desk, dresser drawers, wall art, or anything in between at an affordable price, check out our Barber Street location near downtown Athens or Habitat for Humanity on nearby Atlanta Highway Check out the Athens Restore. boggart. Athens Area Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which serves Clark, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties in Georgia, according to a press release.
Bargain Hunt offers many ways to find hidden treasures at low prices. For example, Bin Sales (bargainhunt.com) sells products starting at $7. If these goods are not sold within 7 days, the price will decrease by 1 dollar every day, and on the 7th day it will gradually decrease by 1 dollar.
According to the company’s website, “With a team of buyers skilled at capturing high-quality closeouts, buyouts, overstock, and returns, Bargain Hunt provides customers with name-brand items at everyday prices at other retailers. We can offer discounts of 30-70%.
Project Safe Recycle Store
Find home goods like kitchenware, printers, sofas, televisions, wall art and more at the Project Safe Thrift Store near Hawthorne Avenue. As a side note, the store donates 90 cents of every sale to support the nonprofit’s mission to provide protective services to domestic violence survivors.
Athens Purchase Nothing Facebook Group
Bartering for goods and services is the main focus of the private Facebook group “Athens Purchase Nothing.” Members can donate their own items and in return they will find what they need.
According to the organization’s page, “There is no purchase or exchange of money. If you need something, just give what you can and receive what you need.”
The Rumie app, which will release its fourth edition in August 2023, will act as an intermediary for “the exchange of a wide variety of items, including clothing, furniture, books, and more,” according to a press release. “To maintain a sense of authenticity and security, user registration is limited to the owner of the .edu email address.”
Highlights of upcoming releases include:
- Users can participate in nationwide transactions.
- Storage of frequently used addresses.
- A function to define the rental period. and,
- Must be able to use the online payment service Stripe.
Goodwill of North Georgia East and West Athens Thrift Stores
Conveniently located on Atlanta Highway and Lexington Road, Goodwill of Northeast Georgia offers a wide selection of homes and apartments.
From computers and TVs to books, kitchenware and toys for parents, this huge store offers worry-free shopping without breaking the bank. If you need to stay home and shop, Goodwill also has an online store.
Proceeds will support the company’s mission to provide interview opportunities and job training to tomorrow’s workers.