I'm looking to get a leather recliner sofa and was wondering if there's a good place to shop? For leather sofas Ikea doesn't seem to have anything we want and I've been to a few stores, but was thinking rooms to go or ashley's furniture? I noticed that there were times that there were 20% off coupons for ashley's furniture, but I can't seem to find any anything right now.
We paid about $400-$450 for an all leather recliner at Costco.com. I draw your attention to 'all leather' because when we were looking, we were amazed how many leather recliners have the side and back panels dyed to match in 'pleather'. These were higher end manufactures and stores including Macy's, Ashley and Laz-E-Boy. Make sure you check what you are buying. Costco will start bringing in furniture after Christmas and throughout the spring.
WashingtonState said: We paid about $400-$450 for an all leather recliner at Costco.com. I draw your attention to 'all leather' because when we were looking, we were amazed how many leather recliners have the side and back panels dyed to match in 'pleather'. These were higher end manufactures and stores including Macy's, Ashley and Laz-E-Boy. Make sure you check what you are buying. Costco will start bringing in furniture after Christmas and throughout the spring.
Sams Club also have some great looking furniture at a reasonable cost.
posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 7:26a
I wouldn't buy a thing online unless you know it is the exact model no. of a piece of furniture that you have sat on/demonstrated in person. Furniture that looks good online can feel like you are sitting on a bale of hay. When in doubt, test it out.
posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 11:03a
Im suprised you didn't find anything you like at Ikea. They have the awesome looking furniture in my opinion. I just went down to the one in Atlanta last weekend. I love how you can customize almost anything there. I agree with Smoot...bad idea to buy something you've never seen. I recall countless times I thought I loved it online...and hated it when I saw it in person.
Smoot said: I wouldn't buy a thing online unless you know it is the exact model no. of a piece of furniture that you have sat on/demonstrated in person. Furniture that looks good online can feel like you are sitting on a bale of hay. When in doubt, test it out. Agreed and I feel the same way about mattresses.
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posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 4:06p
Personally, the best place for me is Craigslist
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posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 4:49p
Where do you live? If you're in the Milwaukee area, check out Colder's. They have a sale right now, where if you buy $1,000 worth of merchandise, they'll give you a gift card worth $500.
They also have plasma and LCD TV's, home theater furniture, appliances, mattresses, etc. Nice selection, custom fabric, too.
posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 8:39p
Jk27 -> I live in central Florida
I would also prefer to try the sofa out before making any purchase. I prefer all around leather as well. Does Costco have many you can try in the store itself? I've been searching craigslist, which there's some dealers there.
posted: Dec. 16, 2008 @ 9:22p
I'm not sure what happened to Ikea, but I used to love their stuff. I'm not sure if it's my area, because they moved into my area about a year or two ago, but I used to visit their store in Houston and loved their stuff. Now their stuff just seems really cheap as far as furniture is concerned, plus they don't have anything leather that is a recliner as well
posted: Dec. 20, 2008 @ 11:35a
What do you all think about actually traveling to North Carolina from Central Florida to buy furniture? I went to Baers furniture store and they had a couch I really liked made by futura leather, which after researching online they are also called leather direct. Their head quarters were in High Point, NC which after reading a lot it seems like it's the furniture capital. I've talked to a lot of people who think you get a better deal even going there and having them ship it than buying at a local store.
posted: Dec. 20, 2008 @ 6:05p
there are more furniture places in that area of NC than you could go to in week. its absolutely insane.
posted: Dec. 21, 2008 @ 5:42p
Aleia Is it worth going there? I saw that it's 9 hour drive from where I live, but if what would cost me 4,000 dollars would cost me 2,000 or less then it would be worth it for me to drive there.
posted: Dec. 22, 2008 @ 11:35a
I would check out the store websites before driving that far. I do know that people drive from all over to shop there though. They used to offer discount hotel rooms to shoppers...but I don't know if they still do. You can request catalogs ahead to time too. Hickory and Highpoint, NC are the places Im talking about. But, I hear the deals can be found all over that area of NC since there are SO many manufacturers. I suggest googling 'furniture capital' or 'High Point, NC' to get you started.
posted: Dec. 31, 2008 @ 2:11p
cheapbone, Was talking to someone I know whose home burned down. She furnished her entire new house with furniture from Hickory, NC and saved 50% on EVERYTHING. Also, I drove through there yesterday and on the radio they were talking about a big New Years Day blowout. Kind of short notice. But, I think its worth it to at least check out the websites and see if you wanna drive there. Good luck.
Lane has some very cheap furniture, too. We bought a new leather sofa from them (Eddie Bauer model), it was ordered custom from the factory. The frame fell apart in 3 years time and the leather was sub-par.
IMO take a look at Drexel Heritage as they are much higher quality and have some great leather pieces.
posted: Jan. 4, 2009 @ 8:56a
bryan05 said: Craigslist
If you live in the right area you can find some great deals from people being thrown out of their expensive homes. You need to know your name brands and know how much it is really worth, however. Leather is generally 'ok' to buy second-hand as long as it was taken care of and no smoking, no pets, etc.
posted: Jan. 9, 2009 @ 2:39p
They say Janurary is the best time to buy furniture and to my suprise everytime I turn on the television I see adds. I've seen ads from kanes, rooms to go and baers multiple times why just watching 20 minutes of television.
The drive to NC is just too far for me, so I'm going to have to hit up some of these places.
posted: Jan. 9, 2009 @ 11:54p
I bought mine in the local furniture store. It's cheap yet in good quality.
posted: Jan. 10, 2009 @ 3:39p
I understand cheapbone....but keep NC in your mind for later. They really do have amazing deals. If you haven't been to Ikea in a while I would suggest checking them out again...you never know. I dont know how you feel about used stuff...but I have heard about people getting good deals from used hotel furniture outlets...and you probably have a place like that near you
posted: Jan. 10, 2009 @ 11:33p
I just bought a black bookcase from IKEA. It's the black lack bookcase and I turned it into a TV stand for my components since my LCD is mounted on the wall. It was actually the best looking TV stand I could find for my money. It just seems what I'm looking for: more of an espresso color sofa/love seat and recliner in leather isn't really offered at Ikea
I think shopping online at IKEA and then going to the store has been better for me. I see so much junk that sometimes I miss certain things and the crowd drives me insane.
It would be nice to drive to NC, but it's 9 and a half hours one way. So we're talking about 19 hours of driving, so I would have to without a doubt get at least 75% off of anything I can get here for it to make it worth my while to drive there and back and I guess I would need a hotel to say in
posted: Jan. 28, 2009 @ 11:40a
Hey cheapbone, if you haven't already bought your furniture let me suggest Bari Leather Furniture. I actually bought mine online (eBay even, and saved $200 over the price on their website!) from them, but they have a website and are locate in the Orlando area. I'm near Ft Myers so I could have driven there but time constraints prevented it. I went w/the Tuscany collection and could not be more pleased. It was a 7 week wait since they make it when you order it, but well worth the wait in my opinion. HTH.
ETA - even got lucky and got in on MS Cash Back since I bought through eBay - got an immediate $200 Cash Back on top of it.
posted: Feb. 15, 2009 @ 12:30a
I still haven't bought anything yet, mostly because I had to do some traveling and just didn't have the time. I'm going to look tomorrow
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