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We were thrilled to get to talk to Charlie Brooks from Move Loot! If you haven’t already heard of this awesome company, they are making buying and selling used furniture both fun and easy, and all at an affordable price. It’s about time, we so need this company!
Make sure you read our interview with Charlie Brooks below, and check out the super cool discount they are offering our ACME readers (YOU)!
1. What inspired you to get involved in buying and selling furniture?
My mom is an interior designer and I’ve always loved interesting and unique furniture. Most of my furniture at home has been pieced together painstakingly via Craigslist, and I want to help make the process easier and more affordable for everyone. Furniture has an incredible way of changing a space into a home or environment, and crazy retail prices and delivery costs shouldn’t get in the way.
2. Who or what inspires you right now?
I’m inspired by technology. Everything is so streamlined nowadays and we are trying to bring that same fluidity to the furniture market. Our app and website have a smooth interface that makes the Move Loot experience even more enjoyable.
3. To you, what is the best “secret spot” in Los Angeles and why?
I love Gjusta Bakery in Venice (sister to Gjelina). It’s probably not a secret at this point but it recently opened and has an incredible array of gourmet breads, salads, sandwiches and more. The seafood chowder is insanely delicious.
4. What’s your favorite L.A. neighborhood and why?
Venice! I love the beach, the restaurants, and you can’t beat the eclectic craziness of its residents.
5. What is your vision for Move Loot in LA?
We aim to be the first place people look to purchase or sell quality, stylish furniture. Our curation team only accepts items that are in fantastic shape and meet a certain aesthetic. Buying or selling on Craigslist is a painful experience, and no one wants to trek to Ikea on a Saturday. We offer a seamless approach to buying and selling furniture, all from the comfort of your home.
6. What services does Move Loot provide?
We are a full service operation. On the sell side, we pick up new and gently used items from your home, store them at our warehouse, take professional photos, and upload them to our site for sale. On the buy side, we offer stylish pieces in great condition at an incredible discount, and fast, easy delivery. Our service allows individuals and companies who are moving, redecorating, staging, or even operating estate and garage sales a cheap and swift alternative method of selling and buying furniture.
7. What inspired the creation of Move Loot (or where did the idea come from)?
Move Loot began as four friends united in the mission to make buying, selling, and moving used furniture an easier and more enjoyable experience. We have moved across the country multiple times in the last few years to pursue exciting changes, but we cringe remembering the misery of dealing with furniture. It shouldn’t have to be that way, and that’s why we’re here!
The company began as a Y Combinator start-up in San Francisco, raised $2.8 million in seed funding last summer in an investment led by First Round Capital and Index Ventures, and gathered an additional $9 million in a round that was led by Metamorphic Ventures and included Google Ventures this past February.
8. What makes Move Loot unique/special?
We are undoubtedly the easiest and fastest way to buy and sell quality, gently-used furniture. We take all of the logistical issues out of the equation, for the buyer and seller. Payment is fast and easy, and we even accept returns. Check us out! www.moveloot.com
DISCOUNT FOR ACME READERS:
Deal: 10% off any purchase
Duration: 7/1/15- 8/31/15
Code: ACME (promo codes are applied at checkout)
Thank you Charlie, we LOVE your website and your company, and we are excited to spread the word! -ACME