Source for cheap platform beds online?
August 31, 2008 5:20 PM Subscribe
Short version: is there a secret source online
(so not IKEA) for attractive, cheap
platform beds? I can't drive to pick one up (unless the source is less than 50 miles from Champaign, IL), so online is the only option.
posted by scrim to home & garden (20 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
So. I just moved out to Champaign, IL, leaving behind my lovely and sturdy IKEA MALM bed. I also left behind my ability to drive long distances, so I can't just drive to an IKEA in Chicago to replace it. And IKEA charges a mint
to ship, so I can't order from them online.
For some reason no one in the midwest sells platform beds. Dear midwest: boxsprings suck! I need a firm bed. I would like to order one online, but obviously they are expensive to ship. To make matters worse, I only have space for a full bed (and already own that size mattress), and most places seem to have stopped making them (???). My budget is no more (and preferably a lot less) than $500 (poor graduate student), so I would order something like this from Room and Board
, but they also charge a mint!
What's a guy to do? Is there a secret place to buy beds that I don't know about, or do I just need to suck it up and add to my debt?