A couple of weeks ago
we were looking for some things for the office - a rolling desk chair and a big lateral file cabinet. We'd kept an eye on Craigslist, but really wanted an in-person shopping experience with the guarantee of bargaining power. That's when we checked out Direct Auction Galleries
at 7232 N. Western Ave. This place is open for business and haggling on a regular basis, but every other Tuesday it hosts an auction proper.
We haven't made it to one of the auctions yet, but our daytime shopping experience yielded the file cabinet we wanted and a great brown rolling desk chair - $125 for both. The space is enormous, with two entire lose-yourself sections devoted to office furniture. The main section is loaded up with lighting, artwork, rugs, and antique furniture.
Check out images of tonight's auctioned goods here. Happy bidding!