In the Cincinnati area, we have an auction site called Fast Track It. They receive truckloads of returns and obsolete items from Amazon, Wayfair, Hayneedle, and other retailers, then auction the stuff off for a fraction of the MSRP. They operate multiple warehouses in and around Cincinnati (Dayton and Columbus as well) and you pick up your item at the warehouse specific to your auction. While it can be a little tricky, and very addictive, this website will become my savior when it comes to furnishing the basement.
My first of many lucky finds: This super tiki-rific coffee table! (Furry dude not included.)
MSRP: $408 on Hayneedle
I paid $74.41 after tax & auction fee.