Do most people shop locally?
I just looked in my storage unit in preparation for moving to Rupert and I have a lot less stuff than I thought I did and will need to furnish most of a 2 bedroom apartment. I’ve got a great bed and love seat, but that’s about it. I’ve also got a great retro kitchen table and chairs that may be too big for my place.
Generally, I’m also into retro style stuff if I can find it, is there a decent market of good, used furniture?
I’m willing to pay well for quality items but don’t want to get fleeced by a store with the monopoly in town. I am considering hitting up IKEA or similar in vancouver before I leave for some basic items (I generally only get their solid wood stuff, the laminate things tend to wobble after limited use).
Just wondering what most locals do, shop locally (I do want to support local business) or online?
Also for electronics, any idea if I should hit up Future Shop or are local prices competitive, after a quick search online I found one furniture store and a Source offering TV’s etc.