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#1 Posted on 18.7.05 1425.34
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I am about ready to start looking for a condo for myself, and I am in need of an entertainment center. I have 3 video game systems, a DVD player, VCR, and would eventually like to get surround sound. Plus I have a ton of DVDs and VHS tapes so I would like some storage for that within the unit. I would also like to get a 37" HDTV. I was wondering if anyone could recommend one of those put it together yourself models (I am trying to save some money) of entertainment center that would fit my needs. I have been browsing online, but havent really seen much that looked very appealing to me.

Also, if anyone has any tips on things to look for when buying a place I would appreciate it, Im new at this sort of thing.
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#2 Posted on 18.7.05 1449.43
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You may want to look at your local Rhodes Furniture store. Due to a bankruptcy filing they're going to be closing all their stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, so you should be able to get something at a good price.

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#3 Posted on 18.7.05 1459.36
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Be careful about that. A few furniture shops closed down and many, many people were SOL as their stuff was never delivered.

If you can do cash-and-carry, I'd say go for it.
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#4 Posted on 19.7.05 1710.46
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If you have a Target, K-Mart, or some nat'l chain store along those lines, they usually have a good selection of put-it-together-your-own-damn-self entertainment centers. Usually plywood...but usually priced pretty reasonably. Stores like Office Max or Office Depot may be able to help you out as well.

A key point I can't stress enough, though: measure your components' dimensions beforehand, write 'em down, and bring that info with you when you go shopping. Nothing worse than picking out a center, getting 'er home, putting 'er together, and then realizing your TV won't fit.

I'm still amazed I actually had the foresight to do that before buying a new TV in late '99.
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#5 Posted on 19.7.05 2025.32
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If you live close to an IKEA they always have good units that accomidate lots of stuff for a reasonable amount of money. If you live pretty far from one you could get one shipped to you, but usually the shipping makes the price difference not worth it.
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#6 Posted on 20.7.05 0107.46
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Find one of those big wooden spools they put electircal lines on. And some milk crates.


Actually, the Ikea or Rhodes furnature sounds the best. I got mine at a Target, but hate it.

Oh, and if you want to live in/near south county, there are some condos for sale accross from St Anthony's hospital. Nice location near the interstate and (of course) the hospital. Some county cops live there as well, so it's pretty safe.

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