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    Senior Member rosarugosa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    I loved that my loveseat was not only sold locally, but made locally. How cool is that (though I ended up waiting weeks for it because when you have furniture literally made for you ...).
    That is very cool indeed.

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    I haven't been happy with any of my sofas other than the one I had made at a North Carolina furniture factory. I still miss that sofa and I've had 3 since then. Currently we've only got chairs in the living room since I can't find one I like. Definitely not going to order one on-line as picky as I seem to be.
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    I gifted my son an inexpensive love seat and a small dining set that I ordered from Overstock and he loves them. It was a Sealy couch and I carefully read reviews.
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    Thanks, everyone!
    I have not bought upholstered furniture since...um...the late '90s? I went to the La-Z-Boy store and got a sofa for $200 in a tent sale, plus a matching recliner. Everything else came from the Salvation Army. I recall making lots and lots of visits to Raymour & Flanagan, etc., and sitting on the furniture reading a book, just to make sure it was going to meet my needs.

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    We only have used furniture stores locally, and that plus Craigslist meets most of my needs.
    I did buy an upholstered storage ottoman/bench from Amazon because I needed something of a particular size. It was inexpensive and works fine, but the fabric is poor quality (it feels rough and thin.) Eh, it was around $50.

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    I used to buy used furniture in rich neighborhoods because it would be in excellent condition. Then my kids got bed bugs and had to throw everything away. They tried many other things but nothing really worked. Now I only buy new.

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    Bed bugs terrify me. They seem rare here, thank goodness.
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