About buying furniture you will find this three options:
- Buy from students who are living the city. You will find a list here. Also you can check http://www.craiglist.com.
- Rent the furniture in http://www.cort.com. A basic house can cost 100$ / month.Cort Students pdf
- Ikea. Delivered included.
Furniture sold by students. Please feel free to contact this fellows if you are interested in buying their furniture.