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Sofa from DFS!!!
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Old 17-05-2005, 9:18 PM
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Hi there, just some advice. I have been looking for a leather sofa with manual recliner actions for a little while (3+2) and have been scouring all the shops. I have seen one in DFS that I liked the look of http://www.dfsonline.co.uk/product.p...lection_id=104

BUT having heard all about the bad reviews of the company decided to try and get a local upholstery company to make the same sofa. However, they have asked for 4000pounds, more than double that of DFS!!!! What do I do???

No way I am going to fork out 4000 but really like that sofa. Do I bite the bullet and go with DFS or not? Will DFS do a discount or anything like that? Any other way of getting that sofa?

Thanks so much for helping me with my dilemma
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Old 17-05-2005, 9:20 PM
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Have a look a John Lewis and wait for their sale - oops sorry Clearance - it should be in the next month or so.

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Old 17-05-2005, 9:29 PM
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I have just had a look at the John Lewis website and they appear to have a very limited number of sofas and none with recliners
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Old 17-05-2005, 9:33 PM
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That's a shame - selection in store may be better, but it's only during clearance that they're affordable. Excellent quality though - ours is 18 years old (non-leather) and has stood up to hard use - 4 kids.
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Old 17-05-2005, 9:41 PM
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Well here I sit with my wireless laptop sitting on my reclining leather sofa puchased from DFS about 18 months ago. Our sofa is similar in style to the one you have picked out and I can say that we've had no problems at all. We purchased it in a 'sale', four years interest free credit and love it. If thats the one you like go for it, although I would say go and try it out at a showroom and perhaps wait until the bank holiday as they always seem to have some sort of sale on over the holidays.
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Old 17-05-2005, 9:46 PM
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Hi Josie, went to the store today and had a good sit on it and really liked it. They claim that they will not reduce the price of this sofa as it is in their core range and will not budge on the price at all. Is this common practice?

Bank hols is a possibility but they appear to have a sale 365 days of the year!! They are currently having a half price sale on their designer suites but they come up as the same price as all their other suites.....I dread to think who would buy their sofas at full price!!
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Old 17-05-2005, 10:05 PM
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We bought a manual and an auto two seater recliner from DFS 18months ago and can'treally fault it - we shouldn't of fallen for the cleaning package with it though!!

You will not get anything off for paying with cash instead of taking up the 1 year 0% offer - some legal reason
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Old 18-05-2005, 2:20 AM
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Try this place..

http://www.reclinerworld.com/specialoffers2.php their special offers don't look bad and they offer 5-15yr warranties dependent on which end of the range you are buying from..
what's the warranty on DFS..?
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Old 18-05-2005, 9:36 AM
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Hi thanks for that, had a browse through and call me picky but still prefer the style of the DFS suite, am I destined to buy from that place????

Oh, by the way, the DFS guarantee is 2 years. The salesperson proudly stated that is twice the industry standard of one year. They then proceeded to try and sell me the scotchguard protection, a total of 145pounds for a 3 + 2 seater!!

Has anyone had good experiences from DFS before? I would like to get a feeling as to whether the general consensus is good or bad before I take the plunge because at the moment the vibes that I am getting from DFS are bad.
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We were going to buy a sofa from DFS. However, whilst we were in the throws of going round every single furniture retailer (that sells sofas) we found one we liked better. If this is the sofa that you like, and it is within the budget that you have set for yourself then go for it. Just make sure that you've looked at all the alternatives before you go ahead and make the purchase.
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Old 18-05-2005, 9:51 AM
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Has anyone had good experiences from DFS before? I would like to get a feeling as to whether the general consensus is good or bad before I take the plunge because at the moment the vibes that I am getting from DFS are bad.
I'm still happy with the leather sofa I got from DFS a few years ago
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Old 18-05-2005, 3:37 PM
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Has anyone had good experiences from DFS before? I would like to get a feeling as to whether the general consensus is good or bad before I take the plunge because at the moment the vibes that I am getting from DFS are bad.[/QUOTE]
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Has anyone had good experiences from DFS before? I would like to get a feeling as to whether the general consensus is good or bad before I take the plunge because at the moment the vibes that I am getting from DFS are bad.
Let's try again - messed up my first post!

We got 2 leather sofas from DFS in March, ordered on 3rd Jan this year. Arrived before specified delivery date and with no problems. Only one slight surprise, DFS delivery wouldn't take the old suite away as they had nowhere to dispose of them. We eventually found a charity to come and collect it.

Loads of people buy from DFS without problems, you only hear about the bad experiences (as someone once said: no-one goes to the doctors when there's nothing wrong with them). We fell for the insurance ploy as well, we even said it'd be great in case we split curry on it - which the salesman said was a good idea - he'd never used that line before, except that on reading the small print curry (tumeric) stains are not covered.... Still, we got a nice (expensive!) cleaning kit.

If you've found a suite you like - go for it. Never, ever, ever buy at full DFS price, if the suite you want isn't on sale now - it will be at the next Bank Holiday, or the one after that, etc. as designs get replaced (as ours was).
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Old 19-05-2005, 10:18 AM
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Default Don't pay full price on the coatings either!

We managed to knock down the price of coating 5 seats with SecureGuard (or something similar) from 140GBP to 80GBP. This was from Furniture Village but I assume there's room for negotiaition from DFS as well...
Normal price is 35GBP/seat.
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Old 19-05-2005, 2:25 PM
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not sure if you have a land of leather showroom near you but they are definately worth considering.... i got mine last year for 899 for a three seater and two seater..all the seats recline apart from the middle seat on the three seater...not a bad price considering the leather is of a outstanding quality...needless to say being a ivory colour i opted for there five year stain removal and repair guarantee which also includes a free sofa cleaning service to be used with in one year of purchasing...take a look on what they have on offer... though i did find my deal at the time in one of the sunday papers..

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we had a problem with our bed settee with the cushions but they have now sorted it out with no problems just wanted to say we are happy with dfs. p.k
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