Sunday, February 1, 2009

I'm getting new living room furniture!

No, it's not "new" but it's "new to me". I'm so excited about it! We were able to get a great deal from a local guy who was selling it on CraigsList. He's even going to deliver it tomorrow afternoon so I don't have to go rent a truck.

It's all leather and includes a sleeper sofa, a dual-reclining loveseat, a rocker/recliner, and a large ottoman with storage. It's originally from a high-end leather store that custom makes furniture at their facility about 30 miles north of here so it's MADE IN THE USA and not in China. I think that might be the best part for me. I looked at some furniture at Haverty's a few months ago and asked the salesman where it was made. He actually laughed at me and told me that no furniture is made in the US anymore. Guess he was wrong.

We paid cash for the furniture that is only about a year old and paid about 30% of the retail price. My point in writing about this is to show that if you "live like no one else" as Dave Ramsey says then later on you can "live like no one else". It does take patience, though, to save up the money and wait for the right deal to come along.

Here's a picture of the entire set that he posted with his CraigsList ad.

It's lighter than we had planned to buy but it was such a great deal that I was willing to compromise some on the color.


Ladysopinion said...

Your new furniture is beautiful!

Thank you for supporting the American worker as well. Citizens of the United States absolutely need to buy American whenever possible.

Additionally, don't know if you have the Dollar Tree store in your area, but I do. I notice that surprisingly a high percentage of items are American made as compared with other stores. The prices are low. Many foods they offer are made in the heartland of America. I commented to some of the store personnel about the American made items and they said they are trying to stock as much American made as possible.

Needless to say I have made a concerted effort to buy American and this store has helped me do that at a very reasonable price.

Enjoy your American made furniture and bravo to you!

LisaMarie said...

Thanks for the info on Dollar Tree! We have a few of them within about 5 miles of our house. I'll have to start shopping there more often and checking out where things come from. My oldest daughter did learn a valuable lesson there once -- she was sorely disappointed when her brand new toy broke on the way home from the store. We warned her before she bought it that it was pretty fragile and was likely to break but she really wanted it anyway. Now she thinks a lot harder about her purchases and has even started checking the country of origin for products. Great lesson for a 7 year old!

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Henry said...

Nice blog…. It isn't easy to choosing that perfect Living Room Furniture. It needs to be ergonomically viable and superior when it comes to comfort.