Shoppers share their best tips for buying quality affordable sofas

By Jessica North

Almost a hundred people have offered advice to a fellow shopper who asked for tips on buying an affordable but reliable sofa.

A brand new sofa can cost hundreds of pounds and for these shoppers, it is important that the investment is worth the money.

After posting in a bargains Facebook group, other similarly minded shoppers shared their success stories with one person saying they got a £1,100 discount just by knowing where to look.

Members of the conversation recommended stores like Next and Sofaolgy that have great outlet sections and others suggested hitting local stores.

Shoppers have shared their experiences with buying new sofas (Facebook)

The original post said: "Best place to buy a sofa online/Facebook? Avoiding the mainstream places like DFS & SCS etc... looking for a cheaper but reliable option, was set on a sofa from 'furniture direct' but there seem to be mixed reviews"

First up is this tip from a shopper: "I bought ours from Sofology. They have a section for cancelled orders. Got a £1700 sofa for £600"

Another person suggested this: "We got ours on Amazon from a company called honeypot furniture, cannot fault their service, delivery super fast & sofa is excellent"

A simple tip from this shopper who said a simple internet search could show you cheaper options: "We found one in DFS we liked. I then googled it and got it £300 less x"

This shopper said local stores are able to offer great discounts on well-made furniture.

They said: "I got mine from a local shop that represents many well-made brands. They gave me a really good discount and I paid the same for two Parker Knoll settees that I paid for two Tetrad ones 20 years ago."

Another shopper compromised on perfection and bought a great deal: "I went to a Next Outlet and got our large corner sofa for 700 instead of 1700.

"Reason for reduction was because of an inch long tear in the bottom of the sofa (so not visible). It was brand new. Highly recommend going for some great discounts if there's one near you."

"I got my sofa, chair and buffet on FB and it's stunning. Arrived in 6 weeks, they brought it in and set it up for me where I wanted it. It's stunning. KC sofas on fb it's called"

"Sofasofa are an amazing Welsh company. Their sales are great and have a discount warehouse you can get stuff at"

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