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Baby Furniture Bargains
- Any kind of furniture made specifically for a baby such as baby cribs and mattresses, playpens, highchairs and changing tables. Popular nursery furniture also includes armoires, dressers, rocking chairs, toy boxes and rugs.
- A thing bought or offered for sale more cheaply than is usual or expected
- (bargain) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; "he made a bargain with the devil"; "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
- An agreement between two or more parties as to what each party will do for the other
- (bargain) dicker: negotiate the terms of an exchange; "We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar"
- (bargain) an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
baby furniture bargains - Graco Lauren
Graco Lauren Classic Crib, Espresso
Durable, versatile and beautiful, the Lauren Convertible Crib is sure to provide years of beauty and function. Simple yet elegant in style, this sturdy crib features stationary side rails for a safe sleeping environment for baby with a mattress platform that adjusts to three different heights depending on the age of your baby. This crib transitions easily to a toddler bed, daybed and full-size headboard.A crib is meant for use by an infant less than 35 inches in height or 90cm. When child reaches 35 inches or is able to climb out of crib, the crib should no longer be used.The manufacturer has shown a devotion to child welfare and safety and a passion for superior furniture, elegant styles,and unmatched product features.Features:Crib converts to a toddler bed (no guard rail needed for conversion), daybed and full-size headboard (bed frame and mattress not included)Three-position mattress height adjustmentDurable and functionalFive-year limited warranty against manufacturer's defectsJPMA, ASTM and CPSC safety certifiedAssembly requiredMattress sold separatelyCoordinates with matching Lauren Dressing TableNote: color of finish shown may not be exact due to computer screen resolution
The many facets of MCC thrift shops in the U.S.
Customer Tony Galetto browses through shoes at the Care and Share Clothing Shoppe in Souderton, Pa. MCC File Photo/Melissa Engle AKRON, Pa. – What comes to mind when you see the words “thrift shop?” Possibly: Good bargains. Hidden treasures. A place to take things I no longer need. Other answers to try on for size: Going green. Positive community presence. Source of funding for doing good work locally and globally. The world of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift shops is made up of all of these benefits and more, according to thrift shop managers of U.S. stores who met for an April conference at MCC’s Welcoming Place in Akron. Thrift shops also become a place for volunteers to develop a sense of community with each other and with customers. “In thrift shops, people can find affordable goods at a fraction of the cost of retail items,” said Diana Miller, U.S. thrift shop development coordinator for MCC. “Instead of taking quality used goods to a landfill, people can bring them to an MCC thrift shop, where they know what their end use will be. “Thrift shops support a good cause – the work of MCC – and provide opportunities for people who are looking for a place to volunteer in a local setting,” said Miller. From April 2009 through March 2010, about 50 MCC thrift shops in the U.S. contributed nearly $4.9 million to the relief, development and peace work of MCC. The amount for the 12 months prior was $4.5 million. Those figures may seem astonishing, considering the “deals” found in thrift stores. Eric Raber, co-manager of Save & Serve Shop in Millersburg, Ohio, points out that the average price per item in his store is $1. Volume of sales is a key factor in translating $1 items into thousands of dollars for MCC’s work. According to Miller, thrift shops typically contribute about half of their annual income to MCC. Raber added, “Little is much when God is in it.” Volunteers are vital to the profitability of thrift shops. “Not having volunteers would make a big dent in what we contribute to MCC,” said Connie Freyenberger, manager of Crowded Closet in Iowa City, Iowa. Crowded Closet has two full-time and two part-time employees and 250 volunteers, said Freyenberger. Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton, Ohio, has one three-quarter-time employee and 150 volunteers, according to manager Chrissy Lugibihl. Such paid staff-to-volunteer ratios are common in the thrift shops, even as exact figures vary. Volunteers help out in a variety of ways. They price clothing, stock racks or shelves, do some sorting of goods and serve as clerks. Some have volunteered for more than 30 years, according to Miller. In addition, she said, MCC conducts trainings for volunteers and managers. These trainings focus on shop operations, consumer safety, customer service and more. While doing their significant work, volunteers often provide a form of community for each other and sometimes for customers as well. At the Et Cetera Shop, Lugibihl observes that a social void is filled for some of the volunteers. At Crowded Closet, people – volunteers, customers, staff – leave requests in a prayer box that is always available. “It gets used a lot,” said Freyenberger. Staff and volunteers have a time of prayer each morning, mentioning the written requests – and each person who is in the circle. Deb King, general manager of Gift & Thrift, Harrisonburg, Va., tells of one woman who dropped by whether or not she wanted to purchase something. “‘My husband was dying and I used to come in here once in awhile just so I could hear women laughing and know something is right in the world,’” King remembers her saying. Ed Nyce is media and education coordinator for MCC. 7/28/10 ---------------------------------------------------------- When it comes to donating items to MCC thrift shops, how do you know whether that old treasure lying around is thrift-shop worthy, or just something to throw out so that the thrift shop doesn’t have to? 1. Does my hair dryer have to be working to donate it? A: Yes, any item that we cannot sell becomes a real liability in disposal costs. Many new appliances are not designed to be repaired - unfortunately, they must be discarded when they no longer work. 2. Can I trade my old chesterfield (sofa) in for a newer piece of furniture? A: We would welcome the donation of your furniture in good condition, but we are not able to offer trade-ins. 3. My Uncle Henry gave me a large owl, preserved by a taxidermist. Will you accept this as a donation? A. Some animal and bird species are protected by Wildlife Acts. We are not able to handle these items, but suggest that you contact the appropriate government agency. 4. Our maple crib was used by all my children and grandchildren and is in very good condition. Can I drop it off for someone else to use? A. Government safety standards are enforced on all baby equipment. Many shops do not accept baby items of any kind because of the potential for accid
I was searching for a baby cribs for my future baby ;) at Bargain at Main. There, they sell a lot of furniture and home furnishes. My eyes was caught by their various of table lamps. They organize it very neat and nice. I cannot keep myself to pull out my camera and have some shots in the store ;)
baby furniture bargains
Featuring new product reviews, safety tips, updated catalog listings, mail-order bargains, stroller recommendations, and "e-mail from real parents, " this book will help parents navigate the consumer maze and come out with money to spare. 45 photos & illustrations.
Congratulations, you're expecting a baby! What you may not be expecting is all of the requisite gear you "need" to look after your dear bundle. Fear not. Denise and Alan Fields, authors of Bridal Bargains, are here to tell you what's super and what's silly, and how to find it at the best price. You'll learn all about how (and where) to shop for a crib and dresser (including how to get European styling at reasonable prices), what you need in bedding and what can be skipped (a hint: no baby requires the $200 quilt!), which clothing brands are safest and least expensive, and how to shop for monitors, toys, car seats, strollers, books, videos, and more. The authors have field-tested every major brand (and several of the minor ones), and they provide star ratings and annotations at the end of every chapter. A helpful feature in each chapter called "Wastes of Money" will steer you away from $35 Baby Air Jordans and frilly diaper stackers that match your bedding. If that's not enough, they offer a money-back guarantee: If the book doesn't save you at least $250 in baby expenses, they'll refund the price of the book. Well researched and written in a witty and comfortable tone, Baby Bargains should be required reading for every safety- and money-conscious parent-to-be. --Rebecca A. Staffel