Fairly Honest Bill

★★☆☆☆
  • 110 NE M L King Blvd

    Portland, OR 97232

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  • 503-231-1224

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  • Used Furniture
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I consider myself addicted to bargain hunting in thrift stores, second hand shops, etc. I thought that funny signage would equate to great stuff. Couldn't have been more wrong. The store is crammed with junk, and not in a good way. Things were dirty, some broken and not working. The employee? owner? was acting rather odd. Everything my friend and I asked about was the same price, $50 I think. A shelf? $50 A chair? $50 A thingamajig? $50 By that time it began to be a game between us to find something weird and ask the price just to hear him say $50. We will never go there again. Oh yes, we went because we saw something cool advertised on Craigslist. When we asked him about it he didn't seem to understand what we were saying. I think he uses false advertising to get people in the store.

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I consider myself addicted to bargain hunting in thrift stores, second hand shops, etc. I thought that funny signage would equate to great stuff. Couldn't have been more wrong. The store is crammed with junk, and not in a good way. Things were dirty, some broken and not working. The employee? owner? was acting rather odd. Everything my friend and I asked about was the same price, $50 I think. A shelf? $50 A chair? $50 A thingamajig? $50 By that time it began to be a game between us to find something weird and ask the price just to hear him say $50. We will never go there again. Oh yes, we went because we saw something cool advertised on Craigslist. When we asked him about it he didn't seem to understand what we were saying. I think he uses false advertising to get people in the store.

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"Fairly Honest Bills" should really be renamed. The employees can hardly be considered Honest. I emailed them in regard to a set of used chairs that I had seen. They were being sold for $17, and sell NEW at Ikea for $14. So I politely emailed them letting them know that they were overpricing their chairs. They replied back saying that they order those chairs in sets of 48 and sell them each for $25, and couldn't have been ruder. They told me not to compare "Apples to Oranges" because their chairs were much higher in quality. Its a PLASTIC CHAIR. How much higher in quality can it possibly be? Not to mention his statement about purchasing them in sets of 48 was completely untrue considering the two "remaining" ones they had were listed in the "New Arrivals" section of his website, and were clearly used.
I wouldn't spend a dime of my money here. They're rude, arrogant, and their junk is considerably overpriced. Go somewhere that deserves you hard earned money. "Fairly Honest Bills" certainly doesn't.

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"Fairly Honest Bills" should really be renamed. The employees can hardly be considered Honest. I emailed them in regard to a set of used chairs that I had seen. They were being sold for $17, and sell NEW at Ikea for $14. So I politely emailed them letting them know that they were overpricing their chairs. They replied back saying that they order those chairs in sets of 48 and sell them each for $25, and couldn't have been ruder. They told me not to compare "Apples to Oranges" because their chairs were much higher in quality. Its a PLASTIC CHAIR. How much higher in quality can it possibly be? Not to mention his statement about purchasing them in sets of 48 was completely untrue considering the two "remaining" ones they had were listed in the "New Arrivals" section of his website, and were clearly used.
I wouldn't spend a dime of my money here. They're rude, arrogant, and their junk is considerably overpriced. Go somewhere that deserves you hard earned money. "Fairly Honest Bills" certainly doesn't.

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The signs on the outside of the store have the most irritating mis-spellings. Thats what attracted me in the first place. I thought something with advertising that horrible really had to have something going for it in the merchandise department. Boy was I wrong. Im afraid Mr. Honest has drastically over-estimated the worth of the junk hes selling in his shop. Sigh.

PROS: none
CONS: not even an entertaining story, just sad

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The signs on the outside of the store have the most irritating mis-spellings. Thats what attracted me in the first place. I thought something with advertising that horrible really had to have something going for it in the merchandise department. Boy was I wrong. Im afraid Mr. Honest has drastically over-estimated the worth of the junk hes selling in his shop. Sigh.

PROS: none
CONS: not even an entertaining story, just sad

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We just found this place, and I love it. I purchased a coffee table there for over half of the cost that it would have cost me at Freddies. The same item, and new. FHB is a great guy too. The place is a little overwhelming because it is crammed full. Most of his stuff isn't new, but some is. Really cool experience. I took my kids, and he didn't seem to mind that they ran crazy in there. They loved to find the nooks and crannies.

PROS: The whole experience is kinda cool
CONS: The parking kinda stinks, but that is also common for that part of PDX

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We just found this place, and I love it. I purchased a coffee table there for over half of the cost that it would have cost me at Freddies. The same item, and new. FHB is a great guy too. The place is a little overwhelming because it is crammed full. Most of his stuff isn't new, but some is. Really cool experience. I took my kids, and he didn't seem to mind that they ran crazy in there. They loved to find the nooks and crannies.

PROS: The whole experience is kinda cool
CONS: The parking kinda stinks, but that is also common for that part of PDX

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