We have officially embarked on a Couch Hunt
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Our comfy couches are 15+ years old and overdue for replacement (and to significantly upgrade from what we could afford as newly weds). The fabric is too worn. I like to buy good quality, and make it last. Looking for: A 2 seater & a 3 seater
. Comfort & sense of luxuriating while movie watching is important. Prepared to put good money in, assuming 15 year life, prefer leather, we want good quality, but don't want to throw too many hard-earned Mountain Dollars at it, if that can be helped.
Unfortunately, we walked into a Natuzzi showroom here in Zurich & fell for one... "sticker shock" comes into play. To be expected, really.
So, to my questions on how to save on this considerable purchase:
1. Import or outlets?
Has anyone here succeeded in getting a German French or Italian Natuzzi authorised reseller to deliver to Switzerland, and is the price differential worth the hassle? I'd be hoping for 30% cheaper - I may be dreaming... & is there an outlet store in CH?
. Any brands you'd compare favourably with Natuzzi ? I have looked at the forum posts on Germany shops, but the quality/design generally appears average. Happy to be corrected...
. Any recent experience of 'actual delivery dates' as opposed to what they promise in the shop? This question applies to Natuzzi and others ( I have read the rant from some back already).
an option for existing 2.5 and 3.5 seaters. Sorta. I assume it would cost a bomb & be a hassle to find/do. Anyone done this here?