Time for a new sofa....

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  1. Drumnbum

    Drumnbum Member

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    Tired of spending $1k on a sofa only to have it break down under my fat ass after 3 or 4 years (to the point of being uncomfortable and hurting my back). So much is made these days with either piss poor quality or the sewn-in cushions which don't allow for replacing the foam. We've just started researching and looking but it seems like 2500-3k for a Bradington Young in a grade 1 leather is our best bet for a 10+ year sofa. If we had just done this the first time, we would have saved money in the long run.
     
  2. AdrenalinJunkie

    AdrenalinJunkie Silver Supporting Member

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    I was in the furniture business for a long time, and while I never sold Flexsteel, it is good stuff. Their springs aren't going to break down for a long time.
     
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    Avoid LazyBoy - worst customer service I have ever encountered. And no matter how unhappy/unsatisfied you are, they will not refund your money.

    I will never set foot in another LazyBoy store.
     
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    We've been looking at Havertys lately. Seems like better than department store brands, but not going to kill your budget.

    Anyone had experience with them?
     
  5. Drumnbum

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    That's where we purchased our last sofa. It has broken down after a few years (the cushioning) until it is unusable. Having said that, I'm a big guy, almost 300lbs, and it doesn't have loose cushions which would enable it to be "fixed".

    We actually considered one of their better sofas last week, it came in at just under 2k. But the more we look, we are seeing that we can actually get American made, 8-way hand-tied in a lower-tier leather for not too much more and it will definitely get us a longer lasting piece of furniture.

    In fairness, we have purchased other items from them before and they do have some nice pieces, you just have to know what to look for. It's mostly made overseas (if that matters).
     
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    I'm not a small guy at 255, so that's good info, thanks.
     
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    Check out Sofa King!
     
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    This kind of strikes me as a strange comment. I've never needed "customer service" on a piece of furniture. I guess I might have just been luck all these years though.
     
  10. greenhilander

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    I have Lane leather and its crap. I sit on the couch for maybe 1 to 2 hours a day. My wife sits in the matching recliner for the same or less time. Both are junk after 5 years. Almost 3K!
     
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    That couch has definitely seen it's share of abuse. ;)
     
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    Look at Flexsteel sofas, good stuff.
     
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    Donghia if you're rich.
     
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    I have Flexsteel and Stickley. Both are amazing and really last.
     

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