In 1991, Linda Kelly had a problem. She had a bedroom suite she wanted to get rid of. She placed an ad to sell it, and took phone calls, but finally ended up giving the furniture away to someone she begged to take it.
From that problem came an idea that would help people all over the Triad. Linda started Consignment Furniture Emporium, Inc. Her business plan was simple...and almost round-the-clock work. She would pay people for good-condition furniture they no longer wanted. With the help of a mover, she would bring the furniture back to her store and clean it. Then, at her store, she would sell the furniture to people who were happy to save significant money on their furniture purchases.
We buy and sell furniture. Many frequent customers regard the store as an entertaining treasure hunt. We have a lot of first-time buyers, but we also have a lot of regulars. We constantly hear variations on one customers comment, "I came here looking for a sofa today and I’ve already seen five I like. I didn’t expect to have to make a decision. I thought I’d be lucky to find one."