Cost Less Furniture
10720 Woodside Avenue, Santee
Located next to Yum Yum Donuts in a strip mall at the intersection of Woodside and Magnolia, Cost Less has genuinely cheap prices on genuinely decent furniture. Instead of garish interiors stacked with tacky accessories, its four plain walls are covered with basics: mattresses, sofa sets, tables, and bedroom sets. You won't be pressured because there's no commissioned sales staff. Instead, you'll be greeted by John, the store's owner. A native San Diegan with more than 30 years' experience in all aspects of furniture, John is straight-talking, low-key, and helpful in finding what you prefer. On weekends, John is sometimes joined by his dad who has worked in furniture for more than 45 years. Bed sets run from as low as $109 for a queen box and mattress to $498 for a no-name set comparable to a $1200 Sealy Posturepedic. Sofa and love seats start as low as $278 for the set. Same-day delivery is available for in-stock items. Sofas are available in hoards of fabrics, and special orders take one to two weeks.