I have a friend who went to some of the local college students after their "graduation moving sale" and furnished an entire apartment for $50 taking all their old furnature that they did want, from beds, to sofas, to TV stands and older TVs, end tables, area rugs, stand lights (those halogen ones) and even appliances like toasters, microwaves, blenders and george foreman grills. Oh, and not to mention a real grill. Usually they don't even charge, they just want the stuff gone and at the end of the day, nobody wants a sofa or headboard... so they usually even help you load them into your truck as it saves them the trouble of dragging it all to the dump themselves.
Collage towns are a bonanza.
I shalt fear no evil, for I have the biggest gun in the valley.