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SandyDown
31st January 2007, 18:54
Need new sofa and a couple of armcharis, prefer leather - what's the best place ?

Don't want to go to DFS, its all the way up north from me ( in dreaded Banbury :eek: )

bogeyman
31st January 2007, 19:07
Don't get leather!

Leather sofas are a sure sign of someone who has more money than taste.

SandyDown
31st January 2007, 19:10
Don't get leather!

Leather sofas are a sure sign of someone who has more money than taste.


or perhaps sure sign of someone who has kids who keep accidentally spilling drinks on the furniture and often accidentally forget to take shoes off before putting their feet up ???

I've had leather for years, my old sofa is getting tatty now... so glad I went for leather before, my sofa stood the test since they were babies, all the puking and other accident :D !!

OrangeHopper
31st January 2007, 19:15
Furniture Village is better than DFS.

Beware the upright leather sofa you will always been sliding off. Ours are 80s Canberra and still going strong.

hyperD
31st January 2007, 19:16
Just bought our leather sofa from here - with power recliners! Don't forget to bargain for your additional "employees" discount. And pay in cash.

SCS Sofas (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/)

SandyDown
31st January 2007, 19:22
Furniture Village is better than DFS.

Beware the upright leather sofa you will always been sliding off. Ours are 80s Canberra and still going strong.


Completely agree re the sliding down, some make them all attached together ( went to see furniture village today) they look as it they have so many cushions but actually its all attached together.

I also had my leather set since early nineties, it was the best buy I ever made, the frame and is fantastic, but the leather is very old now, tried to get the covers to be redone (using leather material), but that would be a lot more expensive than buying new set :(

SandyDown
31st January 2007, 19:24
Just bought our leather sofa from here - with power recliners! Don't forget to bargain for your additional "employees" discount. And pay in cash.

SCS Sofas (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/)


Which one did you go for ? how long did it take them to deliver?

SandyDown
31st January 2007, 19:35
Anyone remembers Frasier Crane (the radio psychiatric ) - he had a gorgeous leather sofa !! I want one like that

SandyDown
31st January 2007, 19:47
OK - am looking like a silly billy answering myself - but just in case anyone interested , I found this

heheheh - others had the same idea

http://www.frasieronline.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=40659&sid=bd8059321e4526f5139292c96f89f7e7

Lucifer Box
31st January 2007, 20:00
Just bought our leather sofa from here - with power recliners! Don't forget to bargain for your additional "employees" discount. And pay in cash.

SCS Sofas (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/)
With the rate these sofa companies go bust taking your money with them, I think I'd be inclined to use a credit card.

In any case, I am a bit puzzled as this is a contractors' board. Do you not do as I do and send your man along to Philippe Starck to discuss your requirements and arrange for them to design a bespoke solution?

hyperD
31st January 2007, 21:02
Which one did you go for ? how long did it take them to deliver?
The Maestro

The Maestro (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/Products/product_detail.asp?ProductID=105&ProductGroup=Maestro&NAV=3&ProductStars=False&Standard=True)

We've asked it to be delayed until May while we redecorate. Standard is 8 weeks I think.

hyperD
31st January 2007, 21:03
With the rate these sofa companies go bust taking your money with them, I think I'd be inclined to use a credit card.


Hi LB...Hmmm, didn't think of that. We've put a 15% deposit down, full payment on delivery. Fingers crossed.

Love to order designer stuff but we've forked out stacks already on renovating the house/office.

OrangeHopper
31st January 2007, 21:39
"I'm here to help."

With shifty eyes like that!

basshead
1st February 2007, 08:14
The Maestro (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/Products/product_detail.asp?ProductID=105&ProductGroup=Maestro&NAV=3&ProductStars=False&Standard=True)

Sorry your sofa looks like an inflatable turd :( ;)

DimPrawn
1st February 2007, 08:22
The Maestro

The Maestro (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/Products/product_detail.asp?ProductID=105&ProductGroup=Maestro&NAV=3&ProductStars=False&Standard=True)

We've asked it to be delayed until May while we redecorate. Standard is 8 weeks I think.

Feck me that's the ugliest piece of furniture I have ever laid eyes on.

Here's some advice. If you want help in choosing something fashionable, chic and attractive, don't come to an IT Contractors forum.

HTH

DS23
1st February 2007, 08:39
The Maestro

The Maestro (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/Products/product_detail.asp?ProductID=105&ProductGroup=Maestro&NAV=3&ProductStars=False&Standard=True)

We've asked it to be delayed until May while we redecorate. Standard is 8 weeks I think.

:eek:

In heavens name man what were you thinking?

Cancel the order, don't start decorating: get some design lessons. Then, armed with a better appreciation of form and function begin life again.

:)

Lucy
1st February 2007, 08:51
Sandy

Why not have your sofa recovered in something other than leather, I'm getting mine done in velvet with a scotchgard protection. I looked but couldn't find anything as well made as the one I had and re-covering seemed a good option.

tim123
1st February 2007, 09:42
Just bought our leather sofa from here - with power recliners! Don't forget to bargain for your additional "employees" discount. And pay in cash.

SCS Sofas (http://www.scssofas.co.uk/)

Only a fool buys a sofa for cash unless they are physically loading it in the van the moment that the dosh is handed over.

Furniture shops have the absolute worst record in the high street of going broke and if this happens, and you paid in cash, your money is lost.

Always, always, always, buy large furniture items that you have to wait 'n' months to be delivered with a credit card (or some other form of protected loan).

There's a reason why furniture companies offer you a good deal for cash. It's because they are having cash flow difficulties. Processing the card costs a maxmum of 2%, a discount anything larger than this for cash should ring very loud alarm bells.

tim

matey
1st February 2007, 09:49
Bought a 3 and a 2 seat brand new black leather sofa off ebay 2 years ago for £500. The guy had them delivered next day. He had loads for sale at the time.

One Nihilist
1st February 2007, 10:11
Need new sofa and a couple of armcharis, prefer leather - what's the best place ?

Don't want to go to DFS, its all the way up north from me ( in dreaded Banbury :eek: )
Save your money and put it towards getting the hell out of Banbury. Seriously, you owe it to your family...

lukemg
1st February 2007, 10:17
M & S - way overpriced but had the only Sofa I could find that I wanted. 3.5k for 2 leather sofas- 3 seat size, but with 2 large cushions each. 7 years later it still looks virtually new.
No offence but that sofa is one ugly mother.

SandyDown
1st February 2007, 10:42
Sandy

Why not have your sofa recovered in something other than leather, I'm getting mine done in velvet with a scotchgard protection. I looked but couldn't find anything as well made as the one I had and re-covering seemed a good option.


I already explained why - kids, accidents etc !

SandyDown
1st February 2007, 10:44
Save your money and put it towards getting the hell out of Banbury. Seriously, you owe it to your family...


I don't live in Banbury man, I live in Oxford (not far from the centre) that is the worst town ever, I always think its like one of Stephen King's horror town, will never ever ever think of moving there