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AtW
5th October 2017, 13:32
"Sofa retailer DFS is nursing a sharp fall in profits amid a "very challenging market" as shoppers have become unwilling to splash out on new sofas and a weaker pound has pushed up costs."

My Xmas 2025 delivery is in danger!!! :mad

northernladyuk
5th October 2017, 13:36
"Sofa retailer DFS is nursing a sharp fall in profits amid a "very challenging market" as shoppers have become unwilling to splash out on new sofas and a weaker pound has pushed up costs."

My Xmas 2025 delivery is in danger!!! :mad

Nice one Brexit. There go AtW's plans for getting laid.

barrydidit
5th October 2017, 13:44
They could always try having a sale, and advertising the fact. :eyes

jamesbrown
5th October 2017, 13:45
Nice one Brexit. There go AtW's plans for getting laid.

Oh come on, be realistic.

milanbenes
5th October 2017, 13:47
ok stake in the ground

my barometer of state of the high street is John Lewis

If John Lewis discounts prices before Christmas there's a problem

simple

Milan.

AtW
5th October 2017, 13:51
John Lewis never knowingly discounts...

bobspud
5th October 2017, 14:14
Or you could suggest that:

People tend to buy sofas when they move home or renovate. If they are doing neither then the need to change a sofa will be put off until its really needed. Lets not forget that there are some better alternatives around to DFS (always been a bit shit IMO) so maybe customers are waking up to the fact that shit sofa on faked 0% credit is less attractive than a better one from Multiyork or Sofas.com....

Antman
5th October 2017, 14:18
Or the sofa king 😁

woohoo
5th October 2017, 14:27
Or you could suggest that:

People tend to buy sofas when they move home or renovate. If they are doing neither then the need to change a sofa will be put off until its really needed. Lets not forget that there are some better alternatives around to DFS (always been a bit tulip IMO) so maybe customers are waking up to the fact that tulip sofa on faked 0% credit is less attractive than a better one from Multiyork or Sofas.com....

Shops are full of tat.

milanbenes
5th October 2017, 14:35
Or you could suggest that:

People tend to buy sofas when they move home or renovate. If they are doing neither then the need to change a sofa will be put off until its really needed. Lets not forget that there are some better alternatives around to DFS (always been a bit tulip IMO) so maybe customers are waking up to the fact that tulip sofa on faked 0% credit is less attractive than a better one from Multiyork or Sofas.com....


Bob,

this is the point isn't it, MuitiYork is for people moving or renovating

DFS is for the Jeremy Kyle brigade

DFS is the barometer of the Jeremy Kyle brigade who's consumer credit powers the economy

if this band of never never warriors start to tighten their belts

pop goes the weasel

Milan.

bobspud
5th October 2017, 17:50
Bob,

this is the point isn't it, MuitiYork is for people moving or renovating

DFS is for the Jeremy Kyle brigade

DFS is the barometer of the Jeremy Kyle brigade who's consumer credit powers the economy

if this band of never never warriors start to tighten their belts

pop goes the weasel

Milan.

I think there is some truth in that but you have to wonder how much buying power that demographic really has. I worked for a chap years ago that had the opinion that you need to watch the luxury goods sector so champagne, handbags etc. when they start dropping there really is a problem. I have seen two of the new Maserati 4x4 in the last week and there are about 4 of the Bentley Bentayga's doing the rounds in my hood and we is countryside plebes by comparison to London.

Do I think we will see some silly times ahead? Certainly there might be some odd figures, but not as bad as some of the remain campaigners seem to be begging for. But I do think that there is truth in the argument that the media can talk sentiment into a crash and Im not sure its worth losing your house and worldly possessions just to get bragging rights about how bad things are...