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Old 07-24-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: New York (where else)
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Besides Ikea are there any other reasonable priced furniture stores where I can buy a sofa/couch/love seat and a bed? Also is Ikea stuff reliable and sturdy i'd hate to buy something from there and then it breaks after I sit on it LOL.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Besides Ikea are there any other reasonable priced furniture stores where I can buy a sofa/couch/love seat and a bed? Also is Ikea stuff reliable and sturdy i'd hate to buy something from there and then it breaks after I sit on it LOL.
Ikea furniture isn't going to last you too long, but there is no need to go buy furniture at a high end store either. You can buy a used sofa from Craigslist, many to choose from. Beds must be bought new, for that I would go to any of the major mattress stores. I advise against buying a sofa or bed at Ikea if you want it to last.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Thank you vantastic i'll check craigslist.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Furniture chain stores like Jennifer Convertibles and Raymour & Flanigan have reasonably priced couches and beds and they offer interest-free financing for 6 months or longer, which is a great way to defer up-front expenses. But make sure to pay it off within the interest-free period, because if you don't, they will tack on high interest and charge it retroactively to the date of purchase.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Thanks I just checked out Jennifer Convertibles and I like what I see.Do any of you guys know if the quality is good?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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Thumbs down Jennifer lacks in customer service!

Jennifer is pretty good but I will warn you about their customer service. They suck! I have had so may problems with them. Legs on couches missing, always changing delivery date. Sending damaged goods and trying to cover up. 3 times I have used them. 3 times a disaster.. But the products are great once you have it. Sad to say.. I would use them again
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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It's not assemble-it-yourself stuff, so the quality is at least one notch above IKEA, but I can't vouch for Jennifer specifically. Another discount furniture chain to consider is Bob's Furniture. They are New England based, but have stores in the NY suburbs. I don't know about the quality. It's probably on par with the others. Furniture stores like Raymour often run a lot of phony "limited time offers" and Bob's marketing angle is that they don't do that.

Furniture and mattress retailing in general is notorious for shady marketing practices. I think most of the chains buy their stuff from the same manufacturers and private-label it. In the mattress business, the retailers all promote the same brands (Sealy, Serta, etc.), but each chain gets to re-name the specific models to make comparison shopping more difficult.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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A friend of mine is buying new furniture. So we trekked around to several furniture stores. Due the economy you find a lot of good deals at smaller stores. In Queens you have furniture stores on Queens Blvd. in the Elmhurst section (between Woodhaven Blvd. & Broadway), on Steinway St. in Astoria and a few in Flushing on Main Street (towards Northern Blvd.).
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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You'll also find a lot of places offering deferred pricing (free credit, basically) which may help you be able to pay over time, without the extra cost of interest so you can afford something of a little better quality.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I think Ikea is actually pretty good for some items. I think their mattresses are great and I chose to buy one from them to replace the $500 one I had from Macy's and I am much much happier with the Ikea one. I don't know about their couches. If you can afford $1000 for a couch, go to Crate and Barrel. Also there's CB2, which is a cheaper version of Crate and Barrel. I don't know how the quality is, but there is a store in NY.

Also there is a thread that discusses almost exactly this same topic. Try searching the NYC forum for "jennifer convertibles" and see if another similar thread pops up.
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