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so you have to go to Yale to give advice about mattresses?  hmmm, didn't know that.  Yet another reason Yale is just so damn exclusive.

umm... the subject line reads "students and/or new haven-area residents."  i'm not looking for advice about mattresses, since i already know exactly which one i want to get (and it's not at ikea; costco is charging $800 for the one i want, and they're not negotiable.  thus the need for an actual mattress store, where they are very much willing to negotiate and always throw in box spring, bed frame, and delivery for free); i'm asking about specific stores to go to.   >:(

as for rugs, in LA, there are a bunch of rug stores that have crazy cheap rugs (think $20 for an area rug, with more expensive options as well - of the ones hanging outside the store to lure people in, the ones i usually like are ~$75-100, which beats the $200-300 ones i like at  i'm looking for the equivalent of that in NH.  i take good care of my belongings, and the rug only needs to last 3 years, so quality is less of a concern than aesthetics and how the rug feels on my bare feet.

i already have on my list of stores to visit a bunch of chains (ikea, costco, super kmart in NH; BB&B in orange, i believe), the two furniture liquidators i've found in NH (any insight on these?  one buys from hotels, which creeps me out, but there was a gorgeous dresser + matching mirror set on their website for $180, so i figure that's worth checking out), and ten thousand villages (no idea whethere it fits my budget, but i love the concept).  and i'm getting a lot of stuff (all of my bedding plus bean bag-like chairs) from

thanks for the tip about bob's discount!  i'll add that to my list.  is it new or used stuff?  there are certain things i refuse to buy used (mattress, couch, chairs, anything else on which someone might have had sex because i'm just that germophobic).  a lot of the other stuff i need i was able to find for so cheap at ikea (e.g., $30 coffee table, $40 TV stand) that there's no point in buying used.  all that's really left is a TV, which i'll probably get from craigslist.

re quality, highway is right that i'm not looking for the best quality.  i'm only keeping this stuff for three years, then it's all getting sold off or dumped.  it'll cost more to ship things back to CA than it will to buy the same stuff brand new, and once i'm making some decent money, i'll want way nicer furniture anyway.  and since my bf is staying in CA, we'll have a complete set of furniture here.  my one and only splurge is my bed (and accompanying sheets and blankets and pillows, but those will be easy to ship back to CA), because a good night's sleep makes all the difference in the world.

anyway, this is why i needed help; i'm way too anal for my own good.  :-\  thanks for the contributions so far!

please suggest furniture stores.  i've found a bunch of stuff i like at ikea, which suits my budget.  however, i have no idea where to buy my mattress (i know exactly which mattress i'm getting but want to know which stores are the most willing to negotiate and will deliver and install for free) or my area rug (i don't really like the ones at ikea; i am happy to sacrifice quality for a low price, as long as it'll last three years and, most importantly, be aesthetically pleasing).  any other recommendations (e.g., for decorations) are welcome.

thanks!  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Your Stuff to Law School
« on: July 21, 2005, 01:17:07 AM »
i've always been anti-ikea, but you can't beat the prices.  and it really is great for a student.  quality doesn't matter as much now.  i hardly expect to keep anything i can afford now in 4 years when i can afford way nicer stuff.  as long as it lasts 3-4 years and looks cute, it's good enough for me.

last year, i went to ikea to buy that $30 glass coffee table and thought it was awful because it was so wobbly.  i checked it out again last week to see whether i'd be willing to settle for my new apt, and i realized that the store model is wobbly because they don't assemble them well.  one leg was properly tightened, but the rest were loose.  so i feel a lot better about it now.  :)

since i have too much time on my hands, i've cut out the pictures of the stuff i want to buy and put together a floor plan using HGTV's room planner.  all those HGTV shows are rubbing off on me...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Your Stuff to Law School
« on: July 20, 2005, 05:35:09 PM »
i'm too much of a germophobe to fully take advantage of craigslist, but i'll probably get my TV from there.  i'm jealous that your place is furnished, as i look at how many thousands of dollars i'll be spending in the next month.  ikea is about to be my new best friend.  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Palestinian = URM???
« on: July 20, 2005, 03:55:24 PM »
 ;D  good luck!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Your Stuff to Law School
« on: July 20, 2005, 03:52:45 PM »
oh, i see!  i thought you meant a car on the receiving end (though i see now that you clearly said "to transport everything to the fedex center").  i don't know whether fedex does pickups, but i know that USPS and UPS both do.  and USPS doesn't charge extra for it, i believe.  don't know about UPS.

packing is non-existent so far, but i really don't have much to pack--just clothes.  my bigger task, which is going quite well, is making a detailed list of everything i'm going to buy, estimating the price, figuring out which stores to visit in what order once i arrive in NH and have a rented car for 3 days and my sister's assitance, and picking out actual products.  i've been inspired by the plethora of HGTV shows i added to my tivo season passes.  :)

when is your official move date?

do people search for their names on this site?  I mean, hey lexy, how do people just randomly show up when someone writes something about them....


uh, i just did that.  sad.  i'll blame my unemployment/boredom, k?

I've already met Matokah, Bruin, Ambs, dbgirl, reindeerS, and mschuell.

I would like to meet those who posted in the Georgia thread back in January or so...would especially like to meet Pookie, Lexy, Sej, Merc, and T.

ok, you're on. will you be in ny this fall? if that's still the plan, pookie and i will have to meet up with you.

Nope...I'm heading to Indiana, now.  :( I really do want to meet you and Pookie!

the feeling is mutual, dear  :-*

Law School Admissions / Re: Palestinian = URM???
« on: July 20, 2005, 03:00:01 AM »
I'm left-handed and Palestinian. I'm even more of a precious little flower than I originally thought...

i'm late to the roll call, but i'm left-handed and middle eastern (and don't consider myself a URM and checked the caucasian box on all my apps).  oh, and i didn't read the rest of this thread (except a post on the first page with my name in it).

Law School Admissions / Re: Question reguarding applying
« on: July 20, 2005, 02:54:34 AM »
not only can you submit now, you SHOULD submit now.  they'll be processed a lot faster earlier in the process.  if you wait until oct/nov when everyone else is sending in their LORs and transcripts and such, it'll take a lot longer, and the delay will cause your applications to be considered incomplete if there's no transcript on file yet.

while you're at it, have your LORs sent to LSAC ASAP too.  :)

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