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firemanSimon

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656 posts

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So I need a sofa. What are these sofa company's that advertise on the telly like. Harvies,,CSL,DFS,SCS. Cheap crap or good value for money. Never been sofa shopping before,always left that to the wife. Now I have my man pad I need a sofa for about 2.5k. Now should I stay clear of these places, is there better places to go. I like the look of these recliner's, but what are they like to live with day to day. All these places seem to have a bloody sale on all year round..........

Edited by firemanSimon on Tuesday 16th April 07:44

sidekickdmr

2,322 posts

92 months

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Personally I'd avoid them, with that budget you could get a decent designer sofa from
Somewhere like natuzzi

Otherwise try popping in somewhere like a big John Lewis and have a good pole around their stock.

firemanSimon

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656 posts

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they are very cheap for sofas. are they st

Dr_Rick

937 posts

134 months

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Without knowing where in the uk you are, this next bit of info may be pointless. But, we've bought several sofas from these guys and not been disappointed. No hard sell like DFS either. All made to order locally and quickly.

http://instylesofas.com/

agent006

11,211 posts

150 months

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Is there a Multiyork shop near you? Not cheap but are excellent quality.
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NiceCupOfTea

22,987 posts

137 months

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John Lewis.

New POD

3,851 posts

36 months

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Go local. the place I bought our sofa has closed down, but the quality was good and the price right. Plus I liked buying off the owner.

covmutley

699 posts

76 months

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Sofa sofa

Grenoble

14,118 posts

41 months

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John Lewis

Or you might get lucky at: http://www.ex-display.co.uk/


Adam B

8,575 posts

140 months

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Personally wouldn't use any you mention as they are poorly constructed and 90% hideous designs.

Natuzzi are ok, if you can stretch to 3 or 3.5k try cheap end of roche bobois (come with 10 year gtee)

Sofa and Chair are good as are JL but JL designs are pretty boring

Edited by Adam B on Wednesday 17th April 12:16

smifffymoto

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91 months

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Tuvra

4,804 posts

111 months

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I would buy from DFS, in fact I have ordered a suites from there for the new house. I bought one from there before that has lasted me 6+ years and it wasn't a very expensive one plus my GF's parents have always got theirs from there, with regular treatment they have always served them well and this is a family with a few dogs that are allowed on the leather suites.

SCS I would avoid, purely because of two sofas I bought 4 years ago. In the showroom they had these sofa's and they had been cut in half showing a very complex internal spring system, the advertising surrounding them stated that this was state of the art long lasting stuff. Sofa's got delivered and looked great, after a year the color started fading (dark brown sofas started showing light patches), it got progressively worse and now they are in pretty poor condition for their age. Recently then one seat started to "sag", as we are moving and ordering new furniture anyway I decided to take a look (knowing they would have to do until our new suite got delivered). I popped the bottom and inspected the internals.

Turns out the state of the art internals were total bullst, inside was a basic wooden structure with standard zig zag springs and a bit of padding. I repaired the sag with a bit of 3x1 timber, four screws and three fencing staples rolleyes

Simpo Two

59,956 posts

151 months

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Tuvra said:
SCS I would avoid, purely because of two sofas I bought 4 years ago. In the showroom they had these sofa's and they had been cut in half showing a very complex internal spring system, the advertising surrounding them stated that this was state of the art long lasting stuff... Turns out the state of the art internals were total bullst, inside was a basic wooden structure with standard zig zag springs and a bit of padding.
I think that's about right for these corporate selling machines. All the spin, highly trained salesmen, take your money very happily, costs cut to the bone and tough bananas if it goes wrong.

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