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How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

Weird, really - one would think that with the standard of living and disposable income here there would be few (if any) high-end brands missing from the market. And yet, they are numerous!!!

Last example is LazBoy - I want to buy one of them chairs, ideally with warranty and support. I would buy one in London but am guessing should it require service it would be golden to repair...

Anyone have ideas on the subject how to buy one in CH?

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Old 19.06.2012, 14:59
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

since when was la-z-boy a high end brand??
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Old 19.06.2012, 15:09
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since when was la-z-boy a high end brand??
Perhaps not the best of labels but "high end" also refers to price: laz-boy are priced above your average furniture brands, no?

Regardless -- if you can think of a better recliner/relax chair brand which *is* available in Switzerland, I will be eternally grateful for your tip. In search of a electric-motor recliner -- can you help? Thanks!
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Old 19.06.2012, 15:19
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

Maybe this guy still has his. His advert is here. I don't think there's much call for recliner chairs apart from those in 'Homes for Senior Citizens' here. It doesn't suit the Swiss image.
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Old 19.06.2012, 15:23
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Maybe this guy still has his. His advert is here. I don't think there's much call for recliner chairs apart from those in 'Homes for Senior Citizens' here. It doesn't suit the Swiss image.
Thank you for this - did see it already: much to my regret, it is a manual one; since it will be used by a senior citizen, I would like to get an automated/electric motor driven one.
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Old 19.06.2012, 15:30
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

It's your chance - sign an exclusive import contract with La-Z-Boy Industries and start importing them into Switzerland, selling them with a huge margin for you so that you can pay a team of lawyers to protect your monopoly. That's how the game is played here...
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

most decent furniture stores sell recliners, even ikea sell em
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I don't think there's much call for recliner chairs apart from those in 'Homes for Senior Citizens' here.
La-z-boy's share price has just dropped through the floor...
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

I saw some, let's call them "attempts", at Micasa but they are far, far from comfortable. Priced at ~3000 CHF, I think it will be cheaper to fly to London, buy it there, haul it on a cab to the airport, check it in as oversized baggage, pay import duties and then drive by taxi home and STILL be half price with a decent recliner chair...

The ones at IKEA are manual only and once seated a less mobile person can struggle to get out of it.
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Thank you for this - did see it already: much to my regret, it is a manual one; since it will be used by a senior citizen, I would like to get an automated/electric motor driven one.
With a view to helping you, I googled "Electric Chair" but found the kind of thing you're probably not interested in acquiring.


Anyway, you could always buy in Germany:

http://www.narjes.de/2007/rehamoebel/rehasessel.htm
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

They don't have anything here and if they miraculously have it's 5 times the price.
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Old 19.06.2012, 16:35
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

Thank you, Tom1234 - your search tipped me to query "relax chairs" and guess what I found: Panasonic make some priced like the Micasa examples, but with Massage function to them http://fr.toppreise.ch/prod_187189.html Now if I would only find the same sans the massage crap...

As most things this will perhaps also turn out to be available but only known to a handful

EDIT >> Some more variety by a Swiss company: http://www.elmedia.ch/index.php?cat=...s_price%7CDESC

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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

But if this is really for an elderly person, make sure it does the things you need it to be able to do, not just massage. Rising and 'tipping' when the person wishes to stand up for example. Lower chairs look much nicer in a room but they are dreadful to get up out of and if the person cannot really push with their arms (shoulders are notorious for giving problems as one gets older) it is quite a painful and difficult process.
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Old 19.06.2012, 17:00
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But if this is really for an elderly person, make sure it does the things you need it to be able to do, not just massage. Rising and 'tipping' when the person wishes to stand up for example. Lower chairs look much nicer in a room but they are dreadful to get up out of and if the person cannot really push with their arms (shoulders are notorious for giving problems as one gets older) it is quite a painful and difficult process.
I absolutely agree with you and am, therefore in search of what will do the job; massage is not an option desired but if I have to - will buy one with massage and simply not use it. For as long as it is comfortable and has the right functions. How it sits in the room is waaaaay low on the list of important things Cheers
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I absolutely agree with you and am, therefore in search of what will do the job; massage is not an option desired but if I have to - will buy one with massage and simply not use it. For as long as it is comfortable and has the right functions. How it sits in the room is waaaaay low on the list of important things Cheers
I suspect you'll find that the massage chairs are not very comfortable to sit in unless you're using them for a massage. The various motors/pressure points/airbags mean that they're not really designed for comfort, more for best contact with your muscles.

The model you've linked to is a very good massage chair, but I definitely wouldn't want to sit in it for long periods of time.
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

THIS
http://sitz.ch/de/RuheRelaxbereich/s...ssel%20Daniel/
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

I'd like to see a really elderly person get up out of it though. Those curved arms look lovely but pushing up and forwards without putting the shoulders back... I just don't know. Maybe it works very well maybe the hands tend to slip. I wouldn't mind trying it out though...
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Re: How come La-Z-Boy is not sold in CH?

Just had a look at the La-z-boy website. And - sorry - I think I know why their chairs aren't sold here: they simple don't meet the local taste.
It's not only the recliners but also their chairs and sofas...reminds me on my Wales holidays regarding furniture store show windows. ;-)
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I'd like to see a really elderly person get up out of it though. Those curved arms look lovely but pushing up and forwards without putting the shoulders back... I just don't know. Maybe it works very well maybe the hands tend to slip. I wouldn't mind trying it out though...
A strange aspect is that most above 88years people I met trendwise preferred "high" seats to deep easychairs, in fear no longer to get up. And yes, they prefer arms not curved but having a strict angle, which makes it easier for them to get out of the seat.
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Just had a look at the La-z-boy website. And - sorry - I think I know why their chairs aren't sold here: they simple don't meet the local taste.
It's not only the recliners but also their chairs and sofas...reminds me on my Wales holidays regarding furniture store show windows. ;-)
Yes indeed, their style is early 1950ies style ! We had such stuff at home until about 1956 . True, the replacement only lasted until about 1967, as it was taken over second-hand. But at least looked acceptable at that time.

Sure, the 1946 vintage equipment allowed us to give a home for a German student who studied at Zch-University. His family had left West Prussia in 1919 and gone to the Sudetenland and then after the war to Memmingen/Bavaria. His family in the framework of a support-program was supported by Granddad on my mother-side, and a family from Stettin by my father. That DR-med student was most exceedingly nice to me in my first years on this planet, and very humourous.
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