Tuesday, October 31, 2006

DISCOUNT COUCHES

Now this is a ‘buyers beware’ scenario if there ever was one!

Sure, we are all looking for a bargain and these days…who wouldn’t be. And this is not to say that all discount couches are a bad buy, actually most discount couches are a very good bargain.

When purchasing discount couches there are several things you should look for such as framing. Is the frame made of good solid wood? Is it badly splintered, split, or cracked? If so, do not buy it. Is the framework well made, well put together? A discount couch should have plenty of support to make it a true bargain. The wood framing should not only go around the outer edges underneath, but it should have plenty of cross supports, much like the slats you have seen under box springs of a bed frame.

The fact is, unless discount couches have a good solid framework? They will not last any longer than it takes your 2 year old to jump on it a couple of times. Even if discount couches with poor framework get a lot of use, not abuse, they still will not last very long. A good solid couch starts with good solid framework.

And the material covering discount couches is important as well. These days, micro fibers are your best bet. They resist water and stains and easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or soapy cloth if necessary. A stain resistant fabric covering of any kind would be okay in discount couches. With children and pets you simply must have a discount couch that is easy to maintain.

It is highly doubtful you will find discount couches made of leather and if you do, beware. It is highly probable that discount couches claiming to have leather upholstery do not. It is either imitation or a very low grade of leather that will not hold up to the wear and tear that will be placed on it.

It is always wise and highly recommended that you do not make rash decisions when it comes to discount couches. Even if the cost is low, you do not want to purchase a discount couch that will only last you a year or two when, for a few dollars more, you could have had a couch that will last for years to come.

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COUCHES FOR SALE

Purchasing couches for sale whether listed online, in newspapers, or pamphlets, you need to use caution. There are so many scams being conducted through these outlets these days. And even on so-called ‘safe’ sites, the buyer should still beware.

Couches for sale by auction can be a great deal, if the person selling the couch is local to you or at least close enough you are willing to drive to see it. Otherwise, what you see may not necessarily be what you get! People can be terribly crafty when it comes to having couches for sale online. The couch for sale online may look exactly like what you are looking for and turn out to have many flaws or damage that will need repair. And the problem lies in the fact that there is little you can do once you have bought it. The seller could disappear; or if you have waited past the three day law to report it nothing can be done.

By the same token, if you have a couch for sale—beware. Many scammers are out there who are more than willing to pay your price and even beyond! Why? They want to send you a money order which you will have to cash and then send them the money that was ‘overpaid’. Those money orders are counterfeit and can get you in just as much trouble as the sender.

When you are looking through local ads for a couch for sale, you will typically fair better with the people you are dealing with. A few people will be fair in their asking price, but most will be asking much more than the couch for sale is worth. But if you know how to haggle, you are in good shape. And if not, usually, if you have the cash in hand—literally—they will see it and give in. Cold hard cash is a mighty incentive to even the firmest of sellers.

And again, if you are the person with a couch for sale, even if the potential buyer is a local who wants to give you a money order—tell them in no uncertain terms NO. There is no reason for a potential buyer who is a local to be offering to pay you with a money order. And if they offer you a check, ask to see their identification; call the bank the check is written on; or even call the phone number on the check. If the buyer is legitimate, they should not have a problem with these actions. It is better to be safe, than sorry.

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SOFAS DIRECT

Shopping the internet for your sofa direct does not mean you have to order one and face probable exorbitant shipping fees and costs. There is a good possibility that the store you are shopping on the internet will have stores that are close to you. Shopping the internet for a sofa direct and then making a trip to a local showroom just lessens the load. And even if there are no showrooms close to you, there are other options available.

It is a well known fact how challenging and frustrating it can be to shop for your perfect sofa direct. For most of us, this is an investment that will have to last us for a few years. It can take days or weeks shopping from one store to another before you find the sofa that will perfectly match your taste and decor. We all long for an easier and more convenient way to shop for a sofa, but the truth is, unless you search the internet for a sofa direct, it isn’t going to happen.

By shopping online you can find choices such as styles, colors, options available, etc. and then make your purchase through a local retailer. Special orders can actually be made online for pickup or delivery to your home or local retailer. You will save time and in the end, you will save money.

Many internet sofa direct retailers or manufacturers even offer services such as finding exactly the sofa direct you are looking for –or making it for you--and either finding a retailer near you or one that will deliver or ship to you at a lower cost. Not a bad deal really and you come out the winner!

It is easy to see that shopping for a sofa direct online can be very beneficial in many ways. Dealers and manufacturers know this and cater to people who prefer to do their shopping online which many people these days do.

Just in case you are not aware of it, here is a hint for you: if you shop around online you might find a few furniture companies who are more than willing to price match with an added discount and there are some who even offer free shipping! How much more convenient can it be?

So, with a bit of patience, and searching it is possible to find the perfect sofa direct at a price that will fit your budget and you never have to leave the comfort of your home!

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RECLINING SECTIONAL SOFAS

You already know how challenging and frustrating it can be to shop for the perfect reclining sectional sofa. For most of us, this is a decision that will have to last us for quite some time. It can take days or even weeks, shopping from one store to another before you find the reclining sectional sofa you are looking for. Every one of us longs for an easier and more convenient way to shop for reclining sectional sofas, but the truth is, unless you search the internet, this won’t happen.

And shopping the internet for your reclining sectional sofa doesn’t mean you have to order one and face probable exorbitant shipping fees and costs. There is a strong possibility that the store you are shopping on the internet will have stores that are close to you. Shopping the internet for a reclining sectional sofa and then going to a showroom near you just lessens the load.

By shopping online you can view choices such as styles, colors, options available, etc. and then purchase through your local retailer. Even special orders can sometimes be made online for pickup or delivery to your home or local retailer. You save time and in the end, money; the money you would have spent on fuel, etc.

Some internet reclining sectional sofa retailers even offer services such as finding exactly the reclining sectional sofa you are looking for and either finding a retailer near you or one that will deliver or ship to you at a lower cost. Not a bad deal really and you come out the winner!

And whether you are aware of it or not, here is a hint for you: if you search around online you might find a few furniture companies who are willing to price match with an added discount and some even offer free shipping! How perfect can it be?

So, with a bit of diligence, patience, and searching it is possible to find the perfect reclining sectional sofa at a price that will fit your budget and you will never have to leave the comfort of your home!

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LEATHER SOFAS

Leather sofas come in a variety of styles, but are limited in color choices, which is understandable. They are typically available in styles such as Euro contemporary, contemporary, traditional, and designer. Leather sofas are available manufactured locally and abroad.

Leather sofas add class, style, distinction, and sophistication to any room décor and are very easy to keep clean. However, most are not pet friendly and you have to take great care in your decision to purchase a leather sofa that is pet friendly.

Leather sofas are comfortable and stylish and keep their good looks for years. Leather sofas have their own unique and wonderful scent, too! And the more expensive leather sofas will be hand tied. Leathers used in these sofas are rich, supple, and some styles are ‘depressed’.

Leather sofas are available in club styles, sectionals, custom made, and you can even have a leather slipcover made for your existing sofa!

Also available with your leather sofa are pieces such as chairs, ottomans, and love seats. So the possibilities are endless!

Leather sofas and other pieces will probably put you in mind of the older European homes, pubs, clubs, and inns; where gentlemen sat around drinking their ales and brandy and smoking pipes while they talked or perused newspapers. Now you can bring that old world charm into your own home.

Prices vary from one place to another and from one distributor to another, but you can be sure of one thing. Leather furniture, as a rule, is not cheap and if it is too inexpensive? Be wary. When leather sofas become too inexpensive, you have to question their authenticity and quality.

Unless you don’t mind spending a large sum of money, be careful of purchasing imported leather sofas because of shipping costs. The sofa itself may not be too expensive, but shipping can be quite expensive.

But with a little research, some diligence, patience, and care, you can eventually end up with a leather sofa and/or matching pieces that will bring you pride and satisfaction for years to come!

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DISCOUNT SOFAS

There are many stores selling discount furniture these days from department stores to furniture stores to warehouse clubs. One has only to look through their mail, in the newspaper, or watch local television to find a bargain.

If you have something specific, a unique piece in mind, you can probably find that perfect discount sofa to pull the look of your room together.

Discount sofas come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. You should be in control of what you are looking for in a discount sofa, not the retailer. By offering only limited styles and sizes at a discount price, the retailer controls what you buy. Unless you absolutely have to have a sofa today, take your time and shop around for the perfect discount sofa at a price that fits your pocketbook!

When you find your perfect discount sofa at the right price, you can offer your family and guests a comfortable atmosphere and add to your room’s décor.

Discount sofas are available in durable synthetics, natural materials, or even soft genuine leathers. Search for the discount sofa that you feel suits you and room the best.

Discount sofas are available in such styles as the tuxedo, the Monroe, the park, the avenue, and the classic. Fabrics available are chenille, leather, micro fiber, suede, canvas, chintz, and many many more.

Some sofas, because of their style, will come with throw pillows and some will not. However, most sofa manufacturers will offer optional throw pillows for those who desire them. Most discount sofas will also offer optional love seats and chairs in case you decide you would like to add them to your décor as well. These throw pillows, love seats, and chairs will typically be made of a matching fabric including color, but some will simply coordinate with the discount sofa.

Not all, but the majority of discount sofas now come with a water and stain resistant treatment to save your new sofa from certain disaster if something is spilled on them. Some are even available in ‘pet safe’ fabrics.

So, take your time, do some research, and before you know it—you will find that perfect discount sofa of your dreams.

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