- Sofa – where from?
We brought our last sofa from DFS, it was a returned item they had in the back that was 8 weeks old, was returned because the people that brought it didn’t like the size of the gap between the sofa’s where they joined (both sofa’s were recliners), but it was only at the back of the sofa that the gap was a problem. They paid over £4k for it. We got it for £1400. and only had to wait a couple days for delivery.
They had quite a selection to choose from in the back too. So if you don’t mind getting an almost new sofa, thats a good option for a cheaper sofa. They also do 0% finance.
I think we went to SCS before that and got a cheap 3 seater for our first appartment. Cost just under £300 and lasted about 2 years.Posted 5 years agoSuiMember
i’ve used London Warehouse and picked up 2 Ex Next bamboo sofa’s for £250 all in – the difference in quality between these and my DFS sofa’s is immense (i hate DFS with a passion, shitty, shitty sofa’s)
edit to add, the next sofa’s i bought for the conservatory retailed at £500 each – there was nothing wrong with them bar a blemish on one of the cushions. they are my favourite seats in the house still.Posted 5 years ago
M&S brought out a cheaper range just after I bought my leather ones which I was annoyed about as they were the kind of fabrics that I was looking for (nice and neutral) for my flat (was a man-pad) but I think they have stopped doing them now. I just shopped around local furniture places and got a good deal on an end of line sofa and arm chair. Didn’t like the Sofa Sofa ones no anything from DFS and didn’t rate the comfyness of the cheaper Ikea stuff.
Had one repair just before the warranty ended as the frame split (newer ones have a hidden middle leg) and the repair man was amazed as it looked like new. All I do is treat it with Gliptone leather cleaner and restorer every 6 months.
Am wondering if I can put a clause in the contract when I rent out the flat that they must treat the leather sofa once every 6 months like I did? hmmPosted 5 years ago
As an example of the kind of place I mean: I got mine from the place that used to be here back in 2005: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=whiteladies+road&hl=en&ll=51.465628,-2.610675&spn=0.002737,0.008256&sll=51.466039,-2.611957&sspn=0.002737,0.008256&t=h&radius=0.21&hq=whiteladies+road&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.46555,-2.610596&panoid=zm33pyvEH7z1Svl3-Q_NUA&cbp=12,234.14,,0,-2.98
There is a new place there now (open a couple of years) but same kind of stuff (and possibly the same company re-born) but try those kind of places as you might get something nice and good quality that they have got in an end of line lot.Posted 5 years agoSidneyMember
After looking round we eventually got our sofas from John Lewis. They were 450 and 499 so I think one of their cheapest ranges but they feel very well built. This was after owning some sofas from Homebase for less than a year that felt very cheap. The joke is they would have cost far more than the John Lewis ones had we paid full price. To be honest, even at 40% I felt pissed of with the homebase sofas! We got what we paid for!Posted 5 years ago
I’ve never bought a sofa new. But now we want to get a new one.
So we’ve seen a nice one in ikea, but obviously want to look around. I don’t want to go to DFS or the like, but I just can’t recall seeing any other shops that sell them. Maybe M and S, but they seem expensive (even with a 20% staff discount!)
My wife and I were trying to think last night where we might have seen sofas for sale but couldn’t get past Ikea and DFS!
So is there anywhere else I can look in West Yorkshire that is more at the, ahem, affordable end of the market?Posted 5 years agocheers_driveMember
Our sofa came from DFS, oh the shame of it. In fact it’s not a bad sofa for the money although it’s looking a bit saggy after 7 years use. Too be fair it was the only one in DFS that was any good.Posted 5 years ago
As someone else has said don’t touch Sofa Sofa – rude on the phone and really cheap and uncomfortablemarsdenmanMember
Head to Redbrick Mill in Batley for the ex-display sales of Multiyork. That’s where ours both came from.
Circa 50% off shop prices and as (the vast majority) of the range have covers you can change you can, if needed, change them to suit your decor…. same for the cushions – pick foam / feather etc – As it happens we got lucky, cushions and covers on the ones we picked worked just fine for us… we were doubly lucky as we were looking in their Leeds shop when the delivery guys took a sofa off display I happened to ask what they did with ex display stuff and the helpful assistant told us… saved a good few quid!
Redbrick mill also has a whole load of other furniture options, across all styles & prices.Posted 5 years agobigphilblackpoolMember
Csl, veyron in bison material,man made suededy effect, we have the 3seat and chair recliners, huge and comfy, 72hr free delivery, 10pm pet care against rips stains etc, our mech was a bit wobbly i rang up and within 4 hours a guy came with a whole new mech and its good as new, brilliant service!!!! And im 20stone so its easy for me to break sofas/beds lol no faults looks stunning and colors and material options are huge!!!!!!Posted 5 years agospasmic gherkinMember
Despite the requirement being “new” – have you tried the charity shops? What furniture of mine that wasn’t hand-me-down I got from the local YMCA furniture shop. It can be a bugger finding matching sets, but my 2 seater settee & 3 seater sofa-bed were just over a hundred quid and are still going strong-ish after 6 years.Posted 5 years agodavehMember
There’s a simple way to judge how well a sofa is made, lift it up from underneath one corner. If its nigh on impossible to lift and the whole side comes off the ground it’s a good one, if its easy to lift and the frame twists to allow you to pick up just one corner, it’s not. People do look at you funnily but it’s amazing what you find out.Posted 5 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
LoCo – Member
Sofa sofa in Newport. Made very well and inexpensively in Wales.
NOOOOOO!, see above Have one of their most exspensive ones in the house utter nightmare of a sofa
I was going to suggest Sofa Sofa too – we’ve got a pair that have seen us well. I guess there’s fans and horror stories for most places. I know it’s not in your neck of the woods, but I’m pretty sure they do a home trial thing.Posted 5 years ago
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