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Go now and buy it, you silly girl! 7 43.75%
Wait until the end of the week. If it's still there, it's meant to be. 3 18.75%
Another good deal will come around again, forget this couch. 6 37.50%
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Went to one of those show homes yesterday....a $2.9M custom home in the Hill Country outside of San Antonio. Anyway, walking around I spotted this great couch. I've been "sorta looking" for a new one and (1) hadn't come to terms with spending the money yet and (2) hadn't found something exactly perfect in terms of looks and the ability to fit my current place as well as a place we might buy down the road.
Anyway, saw this.... custom made, 100% top quality real leather. Retails for $8200. Since it was in the show home (even though it's still in new condition) it's now $2700., which is a total steal. Keep in mind that the "leather" couches you see at most furniture stores cost this much and they aren't all real leather.

Jump on it, or wait for another good deal to come around?
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Ask Ken, he has prolly fucked that couch. I say offer $1800.
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problem with used is no warrantee.

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Can you pay for it now or do you have to borrow money? If you can pay for it outright then I saw do it. Also, as Dave suggested, no harm in trying to negotiate lower.

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leathertrend had been testing a blended leather too so you're not guaranteed that one is without polypropylene in it

I wouldn't pay that much for it, but would offer $1300 just to start the ball rolling.. but would not pay $2K for it.

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Remember its the RUG that pulls the room together, not the couch.

see also: big lebowski.

And, that couch only works if you're Ron Burgundy.

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problem with used is no warrantee.
It still has a warranty. It's being sold from a snooty-falooty high end store here in town; it's only been on display for 3 weeks and it will come with a warranty just like a new couch. There's also a 21-day 100% return policy. Also they will have it cleaned and rubbed all sexy-like before delivery, included in the quoted cost.
Btw, I already negotiated him down $300, and yes I have the cash to pay for it now but seriously who doesn't cringe when writing a check that big?
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if you like it, has the waranttee, then do it. what's the problem?

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$2700 for a couch????

You could buy a used SV for that much.

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Judging from some of the comments here, some peeps that are replying have never bought high end furniture- the price seems right for that type of weathered leather, we have a large couch similar to that in our front sitting room, and it cost us around 2 grand, yours has a warranty AND a money back - I say go for it! (Just dont stain it with strawberry shortcake)

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It still has a warranty. It's being sold from a snooty-falooty high end store here in town; it's only been on display for 3 weeks and it will come with a warranty just like a new couch. There's also a 21-day 100% return policy. Also they will have it cleaned and rubbed all sexy-like before delivery, included in the quoted cost.
Btw, I already negotiated him down $300, and yes I have the cash to pay for it now but seriously who doesn't cringe when writing a check that big?
If they already came down $300, go for broke...

Tell them $2400 is the total price (including tax and delivery) and flash the cash.

That should be like getting another $200-$300 off.

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Judging from some of the comments here, some peeps that are replying have never bought high end furniture-

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Ladies like to pay a premium for namebrand, design, and braggin rights- sad but true.

Look at the ridiculous amounts they pay for designer handbags that they discard into the closet after a month when the trend wears off................

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Judging from some of the comments here, some peeps that are replying have never bought high end furniture- the price seems right for that type of weathered leather, we have a large couch similar to that in our front sitting room, and it cost us around 2 grand, yours has a warranty AND a money back - I say go for it! (Just dont stain it with strawberry shortcake)
correct. this couch retailed for $8200. In fact, he said there may be one or two left in the warehouse that haven't been used at all-- same price. I need to call him.
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correct. this couch retailed for $8200. In fact, he said there may be one or two left in the warehouse that haven't been used at all-- same price. I need to call him.
Being that the RETAIL is 8200, you can pretty much bet that they have NEVER sold one for more than 4100, so I would say 1800-2100 would be a decent price for the couch. Good Luck!

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Ladies like to pay a premium for namebrand, design, and braggin rights- sad but true.

Look at the ridiculous amounts they pay for designer handbags that they discard into the closet after a month when the trend wears off................
That's a generalization. The ONE handbag I own that was over $40 was a gift, and I rarely use it anyway because it's too small to be functional most days of my life.
No BS- I shop very carefully for clothes and home furnishings that are a good value for what I need and that will retain their look over time (or as long as I need them to). IF I am going to buy something "trendy" it had better be dirt cheap. If I want something to last for a long time I look for value and quality, not for name brands.

I think that men and women are equally susceptible to what you're talking about. Men just apply it to TVs, video games, cars, etc while women more likely apply it to clothing and accessories.

Also, I buy within my ability. I didn't have the cash at 24 to buy something like this, so I didn't. I bought what I could afford. Now that I can afford this, I am considering it. Damn, if it were $8200 I probably would have puked on the salesman's shoes in disgust.
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Look at the ridiculous amounts they pay for designer handbags that they discard into the closet after a month when the trend wears off................

Consider yourself lucky it gets a month's use

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Seriously, if you can afford it, you want it and it fits your style why not? We spend crazy amounts of cash on rice rockets, pasta rockets, PCIII's, fancy pipes, booze, phones, TVs..etc.

Pound for pound this $2,300 couch is probably cheaper than all the other crap we buy everyday. It will get more use too.

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Looks like a nice piece of leather. I'd hit...er, sit on it!

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I'm not a fan of those type of leather couches. They give you sweaty back when it's hot out. Go with something like a microfiber.

I know you can get scotch guard for couches, but you should really look into shingle guard for yours

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I'm not a fan of those type of leather couches. They give you sweaty back when it's hot out. Go with something like a microfiber.

I know you can get scotch guard for couches, but you should really look into shingle guard for yours
I can't stand fabric couches because they are impossible to get dog hair off of, no matter what you do.

I hadn't gotten it....yet...I did call the place about it and they have 3 left at that price but by the time she called back I was in Denver for work. So if they're still there I'll go look this weekend.
My final decision was "if it's still there when I want to buy it then it's meant to be"
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Good plan. It does look nice. And I prefer leather as it lasts longer and for the easy to clean properties you mentioned (Assuming the leather is properly treated).

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update

By the way....someone asked me about this the other day...
I ended up buying this sweet couch. I got one from the warehouse that had never been sat on/on display, I got free delivery, and I got a few bucks off because it took them a little while to eventually get it into the showroom for us to see.
My ass has been keeping it warm and cozy for a few months now; I am totally glad we got it. I highly recommend the real leather.
And the best best best part?-- the dog completely respects the couch's authoritay....she doesn't get on it when we're gone.
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