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When I moved to New York City over 10 years ago, the closest Ikea was in New Jersey. Rather than trek across state lines, I combed through Craigslist listings for Ikea furniture I could buy secondhand. No matter where you live, there's usually an Ikea store within a couple hours drive and if not, you can now buy it from Amazon. Yet, nothing beats the discounted prices for hand-me-downs from the Swedish maker. The best part of shopping for used Ikea—aside from not dealing with the headache of assembling it yourself—is you can find discontinued colors, styles and designs no longer available in the retail shop.
Three years ago, Ikea retired the the popular Expedit shelving systems. However you can still find bookcases, entertainment systems and desk from the line on Marketplace. Other great deals in major cities include a full length floor mirror (pictured above) for $30, a Vasteron indoor/outdoor bench in a bright orange for $20, and a modern Rydeback table ($70).
Along with the almost-new, high-gloss Besta cabinet in a discontinued white and yellow (pictured above), member Amanda is selling various other Ikea goods including a white desk ($39), a Besta Burs television stand ($195), and side tables complete with lamps ($60).