42686bringing versus buying...
- Mar 26 4:16 PMBy following the "for sale" ads in the Tico Times and amcostarica.com, I
have a nice, plush sofa and loveseat ($300), two 20-inch televisions ($250
the pair), a washer ($188, Kenmore), a dryer ($225, GE), a table and four
chairs ($30), assorted cheapo kitchen appliances and a microwave ($30) I
got that way. It's easier if you live in/near the central valley, as most
of the stuff seems to come from there. Seems like lots of folks come on
down with their containers, and after a couple years change their
minds. Works for me.
I found very nice new sheets at El Armario in the Plaza Colonial in
Escazu. $25 for king size, Cannon brand.
Things seem to wear out here faster owing to the climate (rusted dryers,
mildewed sofas and other upholstered things) so I like to get used stuff
and not be very concerned about upkeep.