albanach wrote:crossingforHYS wrote:
Are furniture stores and beds easy to come by in C'Ville? or do the undergrads tend to buy places out early?
(and I think futon's are kinda ugly....so I was dreading getting one anyway...)
There's plenty of furniture stores, but they tend to be quite expensive. Circa has been mentioned, but I don't remember seeing much in the way of beds there. Frankly bed shopping is always horrible - they're expensive and mattress manufacturers actively go out their way to make sure comparison shopping is next to impossible.
Sam's Club would be an option for a cheap mattress. Ikea is two hours away, just outside DC.
FYI, Ikea offers a $129 flat fee rate on delivery to Charlottesville. Many of the items can be ordered online, so you don't even have to drive to the store if you already know what you want.