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                                                         Thomasville of      
                                                       Knoxville on 11147    
                                                       Turkey Drive is the   
                                                         only place the      
                                                        furniture is sold    
                                                            locally.         
                                                         Thomasville of      
                                                       Knoxville on 11147    
                                                       Turkey Drive is the   
                                                         only place the      
                                                        furniture is sold    
                                                            locally.         
                                                                             
    April 12, 2004                                                           
                                                                             
    By DON DARE                                                              
    6 News Reporter                                                          
                                                                             
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Few people will pass a good furniture bargain,       
    especially, if a well-known brand name is involved. But 6 On Your Side   
    has a warning about a popular furniture name that's being                
    misrepresented.                                                          
                                                                             
    6 On Your Side has heard that people working from a truck with           
    Thomasville Express on the side have been selling furniture in           
    Knoxville at wholesale prices, suggesting it's authentic. But it's not.  
                                                                             
    There's only one place in Knoxville where Thomasville furniture is       
    sold. That's at Thomasville of Knoxville at 11147 Turkey Drive.          
                                                                             
    6 On Your Side asked Thomasville salesman Larry Young what type of       
    furniture people might be buying off the truck. "Gosh, you could be      
    buying something that's been made in their basement over in              
    Thomasville, North Carolina," he said.                                   
                                                                             
    North Carolina-based Thomasville Furniture Industries has been in        
    business for 100 years. The fine furniture bears the name of the city    
    where the company's located.                                             
                                                                             
    Young said that knock-offs won't have logos stamped inside furniture     
    drawers or labels under seat cushions. "It will say Thomasville, where   
    style lives," Young said. "That's the official label of Thomasville      
    Furniture Industries."                                                   
                                                                             
    And if customers see something besides those labels, "It's not           
    Thomasville furniture."                                                  
                                                                             
    The company only sells its merchandise from its stores so Larry Young    
    shared this warning for people buying from a truck.                      
                                                                             
    "...when the truck is gone and you have a problem with it an hour        
    later, there's nothing that can be done about it."                       
                                                                             
    Furniture isn't guaranteed by Thomasville unless it's bought in a        
    store. Larry Young also said the tractor trailer that delivers the       
    furniture from North Carolina doesn't have the company name on it.       
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