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Sofa so good?

On 13 Mar 2012 at 11:56am Couch spud wrote:
I'm looking to buy a medium size sofa and a couple of matching chairs for about £1000-1500. Anywhere round here? Any recommendations? Or do I go for the Go Create sofas in Argos/Homebase?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 2:20pm bastian wrote:
with an advert like that it must be good!
you are paid too much if you can afford to spend that much on a sofa during a recession.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 2:22pm Lewes Resident wrote:
Have you been to Flowers store in Seaford it is near the Station, Good range in store .
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:15pm Couch Spud wrote:
£1000 for a sofa and 2 chairs is cheap! look at some and they are £2000 just for a sofa!
PS I'm not paid too much.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:54pm Grunge wrote:
Plenty of good second hand sofas of good quality in the charity shop next to Waitrose. Why pay more?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 6:38pm SHS wrote:
Save fuel save time save money save the planet & sit on the floor.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 11:00pm bongo wrote:
Nip over to Collins & Hayes in Hastings. Lovely comfy sofas and chairs. Their factory shop offers a bit of a discount.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 8:17am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
How long do you want your sofa to last? Imo, cheap sofas look like crap in no time at all. I know people who've had Argos and DFS sofas and after a few months they look worse than the average sofa you find in Furniture Now.
I'd avoid Sofa Workshop too. Mine came from there, the webbing broke on both of them (although it was fixed with no quibble) and the "washable" covers shrunk like mad and don't zip up any more. I really wish I'd paid the same amount of money and had my old ones reupholstered to deal with the damage my last cat did.
You get what you pay for imo and 2 makes I've been impressed with are the aforementioned C&H and Multiyork.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 10:13am Southover Queen wrote:
My sofa's from Multiyork and it's now at least 14 years old. Apart from the damage from the cat it's as good as new and will be a snip to recover as several companies have the patterns. It wasn't cheap but you really do get what you pay for!

It may not be right for you, but it's worth keeping an eye on what's on offer on Freegle. You'll be amazed what people give away! I'd also be watching the Hospice shop next to Waitrose for the right thing to come up - and remember your chairs don't need to "match" the sofa.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 10:33am Brixtonbelle wrote:
I would try M and S or Laura Ashley. I inherited an M and S sofa from my Mum and just recovered it, good as new. It's over 25 years old now. I also picked up a Laura Ashley armchair in their sale which is about 5 years old now and very good quality. It's worth going for a good name brand, I'd also consider John Lewis.

Avoid IKEA and Argos - they may be cheap but they don't last and end up looking very shoddy, especially if you have kids or pets.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 1:18pm Matt Kent wrote:
Lewes Freegle? Magpie? Shabitat? Furniture Now?
On 14 Mar 2012 at 5:36pm Independent Thinker wrote:
Yes, keep in mind with charity shop, second hand sofas that you can ignore the covers and go for comfort, as there are a few people in town who can measure your sofa and replace the covers for you with any pattern/fabric you like. Not a dirt cheap option, but way less than buying new ones.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 5:42pm jrsussex wrote:
Bongo - Good advice, I have bought furniture from Collins & Hayes. Top quality and good discouted price structure.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 5:52pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Have to say, I bought a leather corner unit from Argos eight years ago and perhaps I was just lucky but,through kids,dogs etc,it is still going strong!These days I look at the hospice shop near Safeways as there are good bargains to be had alongside helping a charity. They have some real good stuff in there. Good luck with whatever you choose.
On 15 Mar 2012 at 8:21am Couch Spud wrote:
Thanks for all the advice!
On 15 Mar 2012 at 11:30am Decent Citizen wrote:
I meant Waitrose of course! Old habits die hard and all that.
On 15 Mar 2012 at 10:53pm Interested wrote:
My daughter in law was looking for a sofa last week and we popped into Furniture Now and she picked up a really lovely Habitat ( John Lewis ) 3 seater for £110. Supremely comfortable with huge feather filled cushions.
It came with 2 spare sets of covers and delivery was included.
It was virtually brand new and we checked the list price and it was £1,500.
Bargain. But you can go down every day for a week and find nothing.
We were just lucky....
On 15 Mar 2012 at 11:52pm the old mayor wrote:
Every advert on the telly these days seems to be for furniture (there are a few car ads creeping back now though, recession over?) Half price seems to be the norm, sale always ends Sunday and £ 10 a month Credit interest free. Paid for in 4 years ! By then it will worn out !!
The bird on the Coronation Street sponsor seems a right cow - trowling up the weeds and wheelbarrowing !!!
On 16 Mar 2012 at 2:35pm Southover Queen wrote:
Is Furniture Now open to anyone then? I thought you had to prove that you were in special need to buy their stuff?
On 16 Mar 2012 at 2:46pm tatty sofa wrote:
There are 2 prices: one for waged, one for un-waged
On 16 Mar 2012 at 5:21pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
My OH claims that DFS make most of their money from the credit they sell and that the sofas are virtually a loss leader.
I also think that if they stopped advertising and used the money saved to reduce the prices, they'd be be paying the customers to take their sofas away.
On 20 Mar 2012 at 3:39pm licker wrote:
weve brought many sofa from DFs and theyve all been good value for money and comfortable...
On 19 May 2015 at 11:00am Michaelcouk wrote:
I've recently bought leather sofa from online shop ( furnitex[dot]co[dot]uk ) that has similar products like DFS and i'm very pleased

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