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GUFF

Posted by Staff / Posted on September 9, 2011

Guff TorontoGUFF is one vintage furniture store where you can count on finding some steals, not the least of which might include an antique solid oak dresser for $345, or a pair of Leif Jacobsen walnut cabinets for $165 each. The people at GUFF are awesome at updating their blog regularly, saving couch-dwellers like me a trip to Queen and Jones in order to browse the new arrivals.

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16 Comments

Ayisha / October 21, 2009 at 02:51 pm
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Love this store. They have a great blog which they update daily with all their lovely finds. Best Teak for the best price!
Ruby / January 20, 2011 at 06:43 pm
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Great finds at GUFF! Bought a gorgeous teak bookcase with smoked glass for 195, and a teak&glass sidetable/coffee table for $95. Total steal!
jay / July 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm
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Poor customer service and argumentative staff. Drove there today, an employee or owner parked their "bike" in front of the store on the street, as I pulled in behind and refused to move the bike from where the coin meter is. Could not believe how rude they were and refused to move their bike that had no business on the street parking. I use to like this store, but not any longer. GUFF became a little successful and it's gone to their head. And I'm taking my money elsewhere. Any mediocre finds now has a high ticket tag. You often get what you pay for and their stuff is cheap. Few treasures just junk. No way to justify high prices. Most cheap recycled/refurbished junk. The dealers are smart to pick the good stuff because these guys no little about what they do. Rude and dumb....a holes.
Jamie / September 9, 2011 at 01:25 pm
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Surprised to read Jay's comment. I've only ever encountered great customer service at GUFF, and their pieces are always in decent shape and fairly priced. Definitely one of the best -- if not THE best -- vintage furniture stores in the city.

Here's their blog: http://guffonline.blogspot.com.
Stu / September 9, 2011 at 01:32 pm
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GUFF is fantastic and I have no clue where jay get's his story from...I've purchased multiple items on multiple occasions from GUFF and have been very happy with my experiences there. Everyone I know that's been will say the same thing, GUFF is great.
Bepp / September 9, 2011 at 02:11 pm
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NOTHING but praise for this place--great prices, great customer service, NO ATTITUDE!

Found the place by chance while venturing further east on Queen (after my nasty experiences with those pompous pricks at Phil'z)and have never looked back. The proprietor / clerk who tends to be at the desk a lot when I am there (mostly weekends) is knowledgeable, helpful, sweet, and sincere.

Not sure about Jay's issue but perhaps someone else was there when he had his run in.

Fingers crossed they stay the same and NEVER let their deserved success get to their heads.
Jenn / September 10, 2011 at 08:41 pm
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I have to agree with everyone EXCEPT Jay. There really is no attitude at this place. I've bought numerous items here for very fair prices. The delivery service has also been no fuss and prompt. And the blog is fantastic. More shops in the city would see way more business if they followed suit.

Top marks all the way GUFF. Don't ever change.
Kim / November 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm
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I have a stunning antique cheval mirror that I am interested in selling. It is full lenght, with a brass frame and solid brass 'horse' with cabriole claw-like legs...may be Louis XVI..am still researching it..the beveled mirror is in excellent condtion..if interested please call Kim 647-859-0465 or email me at odamayriver@hotmail.ca and I will gladly send you photo's..thanks..Kim
Brittany / January 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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I just recieved my custom made kitchen island and I am so happy with the design. The staff was very patient with me and gave me exactly what I envisioned. Amazing customer service and amazing furniture. Best shop in the city!
Izaki / April 25, 2012 at 07:47 am
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I have dropped into GUFF a few times this year. Unfortunately, the items I wanted to purchase usually have a sold sticker on them. Good for them, it seems like they are filling a demand on the east side with good prices and quality merch. I finally was able to beat someone to a piece I had been dreaming about.

The staff, especially Rob, was very helpful. Looking forward to dropping again soon.
Laura replying to a comment from jay / May 1, 2012 at 12:03 am
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Why did you put "bike" in quotation marks? If it was a scooter or a motorcycle the person had every right to take up a parking space on the street. And how do you know this person was the owner or an employee of Guff? It seems your issues with Guff have nothing to do with the store itself, but stem from an altercation you had with someone on the the street outside. At any rate it is a very unhelpful review.
Laura replying to a comment from jay / May 1, 2012 at 12:05 am
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(That comment was intended as a response to Jay's)
jay / June 12, 2012 at 07:46 pm
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The person on "the bike" was in fact a GUFF sales person. Still upset by his RUDE behavior. He had no right to park his "bike", where I wanted to park my car to visit their store. He was having a temper tantrum and it was very unprofessional. It was the older middle aged guy with dark hair. After he parked his bike, he walked into the store. Not caring that I was right behind him wanting to park. Every other time my visits to GUFF were pleasant, but not that day and I expressed my experience and observations on this blog.
jay / June 12, 2012 at 07:50 pm
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I quoted "bike" because I drove out of my neighborhood to visit this store and I had the right to park and he did not. The parking directly in front of GUFF is for cars. He did not give a sh_t, that I was waiting there unable to park in front of his store. As a result he lost a client. Guess what, I was a client wanting to shop in his store, but I am no longer interested.
John / June 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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As the owner of Guff I would like to start off by saying thank you everyone for your kind words. It has always been our aim to keep our customers happy. We appreciate the positive reviews, and in the case of a negative criticism we hope to learn and make right by the customer.

Jay – we’re very sorry you had a bad experience in front of our shop, but I would like to assure you that no one here at Guff rides a bike. If you would like to discuss it further we will happily oblige. Feel free to email, phone or visit us at your convenience.
Scott / March 3, 2013 at 07:10 pm
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... and John let me add my support to your staff being able to park whatever vehicle they might need within the vicinity of their workplace. (Jeez Jay - grow up).

Love Guff!

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