Since we moved apartments, I've needed to be able to fit my desk in my room, because the loungeroom is too small. In some ways that's what we wanted - clearly defined spaces, unlike our old place where everything was in one room.
So, I needed some space efficient furniture... nd I was determined to get what I needed - desk, cd storage and bookshelf for under $100. Hello Ebay!
I'm proud to say I got all those things for $103!
I bought a bookshelf for a dollar on ebay - it's real wood - not even chipboard! And is the perfect size! I gave the people what I had in my wallet on exchange ($3) because I felt stingy... not sure that my final offer really made up for that.
I also bought a 2m tall cd tower for $20, which new at IKEA costs four times that. I picked it up last night, and it's really cool - it fits most of my cds, and because it's tall and slim, uses no space at all.
The biggest expense was a desk, new from IKEA for $80.
But I think I did pretty well!
For all those people who say ebay is scary and evil, i say poo poo. It's actually really good! If you only buy from sellers with 98-100% positive feedback, and bid wisely, it's full of bargains. I've never had a regretful purchase.