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  • Americans want shiny new furniture
  • Americans want shiny new furniture
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Americans want shiny new furniture

Americans are giving away family heirlooms, and some are even paying junk-removal services to get rid of their prized possessions. With the cost of furniture having fallen 50% over the past 30 years, the market for second-hand furniture seems to have disappeared.



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