when you are shopping for funiture for your house, do you care where it is made or just how much it cost?

married with children married with children
I am just wondering if it is more important for you to get your funiture for the cheapest price you can find, or where it is made (here or abroad)?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
lowest price I can find
Dusk , Wondermom , BBW Talks Toys , daniel and frances , slynch , teeny <3 , Humor4Fun , onehotmomma , Elnoa , ily
10
price somewhere in the middle
married with children , MaryExy , El-Jaro , Eva Schwaltz , dv8 , Shellz31 , PiratePrincess , Wyo Daisy , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Miss Morphine , kinky girlfriend , Devz , Taylor , zracer , darthkitt3n , wetone123 , Valentinka , Pink Jewel , TameTemptress
19
I dont even look at the price tag
made in my state or town
married with children
1
made in America
married with children , dv8 , Wyo Daisy , Miss Morphine , Petite Valentine , wetone123
6
it does not matter who makes it
MaryExy , froggiemoma , El-Jaro , Eva Schwaltz , Dusk , BBW Talks Toys , PiratePrincess , Errant Venture , slynch , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Taylor , darthkitt3n , Humor4Fun , onehotmomma , Valentinka , ily
16
other
Shellz31 , Sammi , Gallowraven , Chilipepper , CheerfulLoner , Bignuf , Valentinka , ily
8
Total votes: 60 (37 voters)
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06/20/2011
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married with children married with children
for me I try to buy everything made local, and if not in my town at least my state. I do not mind paying more for a quality item made by a American. I enjoy putting my neighbors to work by buying something they are skilled in making or growing. The price still matters to me. I wont pay some crazy amount just because it has a "made in america" sticker.
06/20/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm not really a fan of Sauder furniture (too flimsy and too heavy). My roomie and I are moving next month and will prolly replace some of our furniture with Ikea stuff.
06/20/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I usually buy something if I know I'll get a lot out of it, I just try to be practical.
06/20/2011
Dusk Dusk
At this point if I'm buying furniture, I want the cheapest thing I can get that isn't falling apart already.
06/20/2011
Dusk Dusk
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'm not really a fan of Sauder furniture (too flimsy and too heavy). My roomie and I are moving next month and will prolly replace some of our furniture with Ikea stuff.
I love Ikea!
06/20/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
I look for price and comfort. I have a kid and a cat, so I refuse to pay big money on something that will be destroyed soon. I look for used when I can for some furniture and purchase from stores in the area that have it in stock to cut down on delivery pollution. If I order from online I always have it delivered to the store with their usual delivery's.
06/20/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Whenever I buy any products (and especially food!), I check where it's made.
I always try to buy Australian made and owned items!

I aim for middle of the road in price, but I am willing to spend more for Aussie products cause I hate spending money on crap made from certain countries.

With food, a lot of countries have extremely poor hygiene standards and use inferior produce.
06/20/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I do try to shop USA, but unfortunately, money usually makes more of an impact on my decisions. However, Mr works for a furniture store, so we do get to get good, quality furniture for a very low price.
06/20/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I do try to shop USA, but unfortunately, money usually makes more of an impact on my decisions. However, Mr works for a furniture store, so we do get to get good, quality furniture for a very low price.
yeah, we made some good connections with a local store manager and we buy their floor models at discounted rates, they are usually a little damaged but nothing major and with a kid and a cat anyway new things never stay nice looking lol
06/20/2011
Sammi Sammi
It depends on what the piece is, how it's made, and if it's going to last. Then we go for price. If it's cheap but it's crappy and isn't going to make it a long time, I'd rather spend more and get something that won't fall apart in 10 years.
06/20/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I am just wondering if it is more important for you to get your funiture for the cheapest price you can find, or where it is made (here or abroad)?
I wish I had the money enough to care where it was made. I have to go with cheapest.
06/20/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I don't go for the cheapest if it looks poorly made. I don't care about the brand, but I do want something that will last me a long time.
06/20/2011
Wyo Daisy Wyo Daisy
Made in the USA is important for me. If I can't afford it then I wait and save.
06/21/2011
Gallowraven Gallowraven
I prefer made in america. I can't stand going to the store and seeing american flags made in china. But sadly, due to the fact that getting things american made is not only expensive but hard to find, I get the highest quality I can for my budget.
06/21/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I don't particularly care who makes it. As long as it's well made, I'm interested. However, I am a poor and broke bastard, so I have to balance quality with price.
06/21/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
Whenever I buy any products (and especially food!), I check where it's made.
I always try to buy Australian made and owned items!

I aim for middle of the road in price, but I am willing to spend more for Aussie products cause I hate ... More
Interesting note here: Australia is one of the few countries in the world that irradiate food. Other countries have poo-poo'd on it because they're afraid of cancers and radiation. But really, all they do is expose the food to just enough to keep it fresher longer.

Milk is different in Australia too...I don't remember how, specifically.
06/21/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I get mine from junk/thrift shops - sometimes good sturdy antiques make their way in and you have to grab them when you find them. I don't even remember ever buying 'new' furniture.
06/21/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I try to go for used pieces when possible and then I try to aim for reasonably priced American stuff, and if that fails I head to Ikea.
06/21/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I am just wondering if it is more important for you to get your funiture for the cheapest price you can find, or where it is made (here or abroad)?
I'm currently saving for furniture from Ikea that I love the look of..It's the Hopen bedroom furniture. I have to buy online no Ikea in this town. I'm not sure the quality of the furniture but it look really nice to me and isn't too expensive..The bedframe I want is like $180 and the dresser is $100 and the desk with shelf connect will be like $100.
06/21/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I try to go for used pieces when possible and then I try to aim for reasonably priced American stuff, and if that fails I head to Ikea.
you say "and if that fails I head to Ikea" do you think they have good quality furniture or not? I'm lookig online and I love the Hopen bedroom series....
06/21/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
Quote:
Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
you say "and if that fails I head to Ikea" do you think they have good quality furniture or not? I'm lookig online and I love the Hopen bedroom series....
Some of it is really good. The head board I got for my bed has held up well to sundry nefarious activities and I have some shelves n such that have survived several moves. I had one sort of end table that wasn't so stable after awhile, but it was a faulty piece of some sort and I got a replacement no problem.
06/21/2011
married with children married with children
Quote:
Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
you say "and if that fails I head to Ikea" do you think they have good quality furniture or not? I'm lookig online and I love the Hopen bedroom series....
The problem with Ikea furniture is that almost all of the piece is made of MDF or press board. That type of material does not hold up at all to any type of abuse. Water will make it swell and the joints will fall apart. Screws do not have 1/10 or the holding power they would have in real wood, hard or soft.
I came home one day to find that my wife had purchased a book case from Ikea for my boys books. It was all MDF and press board. After I put it together for her, under protest for her spending the $50; it only lasted for about a month before it started to fall apart. They shelves could not hold the weight of the books, something a book case is designed to do. The screws started to pull out, and once the wood is striped of the threads you can not reattach more screws into the holes. And I have no idea what kind of toxic chemicals were used in the finish process.
Her reason was that she did not want to spend the $150-$200 for a solid hardwood book case, one that we would still have to this day in my boys room. I am in no way saying to not buy anything from Ikea, all I am saying is that you get what you pay for most of the time. It is the same for just about anything. You cant just look at a sticker price, you need to look at how it was made, what it was made of, and how long it will last you. Are you really saving your self money, if you need to replace the item before you have out grown it?
06/21/2011
CheerfulLoner CheerfulLoner
Funny thing; my brother bought a leather sofa set for some $6000+. Italian leather and all that; real fancy stuff. Broke within a month; the frame beneath was chip board instead of hardwood.

You don't always get what you pay for.

Myself, I just want sturdy furniture. I'd prefer Canadian made, certainly, but if I can't get it, I'll pick up whatever looks the toughest, which generally means second-hand stuff that is 60 years old and heavier than my truck.
06/21/2011
married with children married with children
sounds like your brother paid for the name, and not for the product. I run into that all the time with tools. They charge an extra 20% for their name, not because it is better. Sorry he paid that much for something that did not last.
06/22/2011
CheerfulLoner CheerfulLoner
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
sounds like your brother paid for the name, and not for the product. I run into that all the time with tools. They charge an extra 20% for their name, not because it is better. Sorry he paid that much for something that did not last.
I'm not sorry. I don't trust anything with a brand name, and I sure as hell won't pay the extra money for it.

My brother's a bit of an idiot when it comes to that area of stuff. He used to be obsessed with Adidas and the like when he was younger, too. A $20 pair of shoes for $120 just because it has a logo on it. Ridiculous.
06/23/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I am just wondering if it is more important for you to get your funiture for the cheapest price you can find, or where it is made (here or abroad)?
QUALITY. Price is important, but furniture is not bought very often and cheap furniture, if it falls apart, may be no real long term bargain. Of course, starting out or on limited funds...you get whatever you can afford.
06/23/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I look at the appearance and quality of the piece first, then price. Some furniture stores want way too much money for furniture that I can get elsewhere cheaper. I got my couch at Big Lots for about $300, and it's a pretty comfortable and well built.
06/24/2011
dezzydezire dezzydezire
Quality then price. i dont care where its made as long as it will last and i can afford it and it looks sexy in my house.
06/27/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I am shopping for a recliner right now. The last one I bought at Big Lots and it only lasted a year and a half. I need something thats going to last me longer than that. Any suggestions?
06/27/2011
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