Bobs Used Furniture

Bobs Used Furniture

Here at John-Joe’s Bits & Bobs, we have over 25 years of experience in supplying our customers with high quality new and used stock. Based on Rushin Road in Mountrath, Co. Laois, we are ideally located for those who wish to peruse our impressive array of bits and bobs. Our valued customers come from across Co. Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow, Kildare, Tipperary and beyond to take advantage of our superb range and our fantastic customer care. We offer a delivery service within the region of Leinster.
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Bobs Used Furniture

In 1976, future company co-founder Bob Kaufman was injured in a motorcycle accident. He discovered the benefits of a waterbed for recuperation. The experience inspired Kaufman to become involved with waterbed sales, and during the 1980s, he rented space in 24 New England stores for selling waterbeds. By 1990, waterbed sales had dwindled, and Kaufman partnered with Gene Rosenberg (owner of Wholesale Furniture, where Kaufman had rented space for waterbed sales). At this point, Rosenberg acquired a building in Newington, Connecticut previously owned by a furniture company that had become bankrupt. In 1991, the Newington, Connecticut location became the first Bob’s Discount Furniture store. The company was initially co-owned by Rosenberg (two-thirds) and Kaufman (one-third). As time progressed, the company expanded to additional locations, often acquiring buildings that had been vacated by tenants bankrupted during the recession. By 1997, the company operated a dozen stores in Connecticut and two in western Massachusetts. The company’s ability to grow during its early years in spite of unfavorable economic conditions has been partially attributed to the extensive use of commercials. In early 2005, the investment firm Saunders Karp & Megrue acquired 70 percent ownership of Bob’s Discount Furniture; subsequently, Saunders Karp & Megrue was acquired by Apax Partners Worldwide in March 2005. In November 2006, Ted English, former president and CEO of TJX Companies, became the CEO of Bob’s Discount Furniture, replacing Stan Adelstein, who became chairman. Adelstein retired in April 2013, with English taking over as chairman. By this point, Bob’s Discount Furniture had recently expanded into Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York. Ted has led Bob’s into its expansion further south into Maryland and Virginia. In Q1 of 2014, Bob’s Discount Furniture was acquired by Bain Capital, with the current management team continuing to own a significant stake in the company.
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Bobs Used Furniture

Most furniture clearance stores carry damaged, dingy and outdated furniture. Not in my online Outlet, where you’ll find only brand new products in original factory packaging. And my five-star, full service delivery is available! It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! You’re just a click away from huge savings on clearance furniture!
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Bobs Used Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture is widely recognized for its idiosyncratic advertising. Bob Kaufman has been characterized as “something of a celebrity in the Northeast, thanks to his quirky television commercials”. As of 1997, the company broadcast roughly 500 commercials a week in Connecticut on network and cable television stations. More recently, the commercials have become common during broadcasts of Boston Red Sox and New York Mets games. The commercials usually feature company president Bob Kaufman, typically wearing jeans and a golf shirt or turtleneck, and have also included Bob’s Discount Furniture employees. Cathy Poulin, the company’s Director of Public Relations, is the female face of the company. Cathy has been publicly criticized, however, for her contrasting style of dress. Cathy appears in commercials and at events both with and without Bob. “Spanish Bob” William Newton appears in Bob’s Discount Furniture commercials on Spanish stations, such as Telemundo. “Clay Bob” makes frequent appearances in the company’s commercials, often providing seasonal advertisements. The commercials have been characterized as “amateurish”, “unconventional”, and “wacky”, and viewer reaction to the commercials is mixed, with some disliking the advertisements. The advertisements often feature catchphrases, including “Gotcha!”, “Untouchable!”, “Lickety-split delivery!”, “It’s a no-brainer!”, and most famous (in Bob’s early years), “Come on down!”.
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Bobs Used Furniture

Bob’s Discount Furniture has received negative feedback over the durability of their products and their warranty plan. Bob’s Discount Furniture offers a warranty plan for all furniture products, marketed as Goof Proof Protection. This warranty is fulfilled by a third-party, Guardian Protection Products.
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Bobs Used Furniture

Sure, this popular website is known as a marketplace for local artisans and crafters, but you’d be surprised—it’s also a great place to list old furniture that you’d like to sell. It makes sense: The DIY market is full of people interested in refinishing used tables and chairs for various home projects. To get a sense of what’s out there, just go to Etsy’s homepage and search on “furniture listings”—you can even filter for handmade or vintage pieces. As you check out the competition, look carefully at the posts and try to model your own listing, including photos and description, after those that you think are especially strong and likely to result in a sale. Not interested in calculating shipping costs? Etsy offers the option of designating an item—like, say, that bulky sideboard—for local pickup only so you can schedule face-to-face interactions with buyers in your area.
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Bobs Used Furniture

AptDeco makes it easy to sell old furniture without all those in-person hassles. Your only job? Spending a few minutes posting detailed photos and a thorough, compelling description of your used furniture on their site. Listing on the site is free, and it includes the team’s expert advice on pricing and marketing your goods. Once you have approved a buyer, AptDeco takes a 19 percent cut of the sale. But here’s where it’s really worth the cost: You pick the date and time for a convenient pickup, and AptDeco’s white-glove service will handle careful transportation out of your house and to the buyer. When payment arrives within the next 48 hours, your home will be less cluttered and your bank account will be fat and happy. Easy!
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Bobs Used Furniture

Consider this site the online version of a furniture consignment shop, with zero fees to list and a pickup fee calculated based on the specific pieces you’re unloading. You start by submitting photos and details about the furniture you’re offering for sale. Move Loot will reach out within 48 hours to extend an estimated payout offer based on similar sales in its marketplace—and if it’s a go, they’ll write the whole listing for you. You don’t have to lift a finger! As your items sell (typically within two weeks of listing), the white-glove service arranges a pickup time and packs up your furnishings so that they’re safe and protected. In return, you get payment in the range you agreed to, or up to 20 percent more if you choose to accept payment in the form of a site credit to spend on replacement furnishings. If your stash hasn’t sold after 30 days, you can ask the team to mark down the price until it does, or have them take down the listing altogether and relist another time.
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The company was founded in 1991 with its first store in Newington, Connecticut. Bob’s Discount Furniture is based in Manchester, Connecticut and is ranked 14th among U.S. furniture stores. In addition to being known for its distinctive advertisements, the company is also known for offering amenities at many of its stores, which may include an in-store cafe with complimentary refreshments. Many of the stores have a back room where people can get items that are considered imperfect; this area is called The “Outlet”. Bob’s is also a main sponsor for several professional sports teams such as the Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and more. Chandler Jones of the Patriots and Rashad Jennings of the Giants have been featured in commercials, having sofa sets named after them.
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With Furnishly, it’s easy to take your yard sale online, where it won’t be confined to a single weekend that happens to have the best weather forecast. The site lets you launch your own curated “shop,” which you start by submitting to the site for approval your full listing of the used furniture you’re aiming to sell. Furnishly markets to shoppers looking for geographically desirable pieces—items they can easily swing by to pick up—so before visitors comb through the site’s most recent listings, they are asked to pick their city from the list of 48 metropolitan areas where the company operates. This means that you, as the seller, can deal with the prospective buyer directly and arrange pickup at your convenience, while Furnishly handles the financial transaction online, saving you from scams.
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The next time you’re cleaning house and want to unload a couple of old pieces of furniture, don’t fret: A slew of 20th-century services make it easy to pass along old tables and chairs. And Craigslist isn’t your only online option—there are a range of new (and user-friendly) websites to choose from that require little more than snapping and uploading a photo. So, dust off your end tables, bookshelves, and chairs—whatever it is that you’re ready to sell. In no time, you’ll have cash burning a hole in your pocket, eager to fund your long-overdue room refresh.