There is this website called www.freecycle.org
it is an internation site so you'll have to click on your area/state/city.
It is a website for when people have good usuable stuff but dont' want to throw it away but they no longer need it. If you don't mind preowned furniture (for free) you should check it out.
I got a beautiful patio set with 8 chairs, a table, umbrella, everything. I also got a lovely 4 poster wrought iron bed for my daughter.
anyone else ever go to that website? be interested in hearing what you got.
you should check it out, and www.craigslist.org
(gotta click your city after going there) also has a free section as well as a furniture for sale section.
Hope this helps