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Furniture buying advice needed

I am struggling to find decent furniture at a reasonable non extortion price. I have been to IKEA, Interio, Schubiger, Micasa.....

Either it's way overpriced or very tacky looking. What I am after is-

1- Solid double bed. Currently I have a metal bed that makes squeaky noises which gets worse during sex. IKEA seems to have mainly chipboard type of beds that will fall apart or will eventually start making noise.

Then beds are like CHF1000 plus just for the frame. Many more $$$$s for the bits that go in the middle. Whatever happened to putting mattress on just a plain flat bed surface?

2- Pax system wardrobe thing. 200cm maybe 300cm wide. Talk about rip off price and quality!

3- Sofa with clean cut lines. Not puffy padded sofas. Lot of the sofas I have seen here don't even have basic double stitch.

I don't drive nor have the desire to put it all together or take it all up 4 floors without any lift. What are my options?

Will IKEA deliver to my flat or just the entrance of the building? So IKEA will charge CHF500 for transport and CHF800 (per day) labour cost to put it all together. How about Interio? Their price seems more reasonable for labour from what I could see but they make it up with high product price.

I am kind of frustrated with all of it.

Anyone have this type of bed? Is it really solid? How is it holding up?



While I am ranting madly may I ask what kind of person buys a bed like this? I mean really?



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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

Currently weighing up IKEA vs Interio. Any views? Worth paying more for Interio? Ideally I would have liked some bits from Interio and some from IKEA but transport and assembly from two different places would kill me.

What are the waiting times like after you order in Zurich?
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Old 19.06.2011, 13:05
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

If you want a bed to last a lifetime, I can make you one. See www.noonwoodwork.com but may not meet your budget.
Another place to look is http://www.fly.ch/CH-DE/home.html their designs and prices are not too bad.
If you slow down and search this forum a bit there are a few handymen who can assist you with pickup and assembly, if your polite at reasonable prices.
The for sale section here it has most of what your looking if your search a bit, for as people come and go.
Now a nice introduction please so we can work out if we want to help you or not.
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Old 19.06.2011, 13:08
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

You might be lucky with the Mobelborse section of the Interio site. We got an awesome bright yellow leather sofa from there - problem always is delivery and communication.

I guess if you see yourself as 'temporary' then you have to settle for low quality and cheap stuff. If you see yourself as 'permanent' then shop around and try Germany, Italy, France, boutiques and maybe you will get lucky and find exactly what you are looking for.

Have you also tried Pfister as well ?

On the other hand, we've had four Ikea beds and the current one is very stable, but the others were all wobbly. Maybe try a specialist mattress/bed store and buy an ensemble instead of a frame with slats.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

To me, Interio is worth it. I had IKEA for years, done and moving on. To me, IKEA is good for max. 5 years. If you plan to keep the piece longer, go for the alternative. My experience. It was bed Oslo, they don't make it anymore. Perhaps it was really a crapy bed even they realized :-)

I bought the best bed ever at sato.ch - but that explodes the budget.
Five years later, it is as perfect as on the day of delivery. Looking forward to the next 20 years.
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You might be lucky with the Mobelborse section of the Interio site. We got an awesome bright yellow leather sofa from there - problem always is delivery and communication.

I guess if you see yourself as 'temporary' then you have to settle for low quality and cheap stuff. If you see yourself as 'permanent' then shop around and try Germany, Italy, France, boutiques and maybe you will get lucky and find exactly what you are looking for.

Have you also tried Pfister as well ?

On the other hand, we've had four Ikea beds and the current one is very stable, but the others were all wobbly. Maybe try a specialist mattress/bed store and buy an ensemble instead of a frame with slats.
The moebel boerse on Interio.ch is a definite winner - I just got some ace stuff off of there in the last couple of weeks - some real bargains to be had!
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If you want a bed to last a lifetime, I can make you one. See www.noonwoodwork.com but may not meet your budget.
Another place to look is http://www.fly.ch/CH-DE/home.html their designs and prices are not too bad.
If you slow down and search this forum a bit there are a few handymen who can assist you with pickup and assembly, if your polite at reasonable prices.
The for sale section here it has most of what your looking if your search a bit, for as people come and go.
Now a nice introduction please so we can work out if we want to help you or not.
Just sent you a PM...
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If you want a bed to last a lifetime, I can make you one. See www.noonwoodwork.com but may not meet your budget.
Another place to look is http://www.fly.ch/CH-DE/home.html their designs and prices are not too bad.
If you slow down and search this forum a bit there are a few handymen who can assist you with pickup and assembly, if your polite at reasonable prices.
The for sale section here it has most of what your looking if your search a bit, for as people come and go.
I will keep you in mind when we move into our own flat and need some custom solutions. You are a proper old skool carpenter and I love it.

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Now a nice introduction please so we can work out if we want to help you or not.
Hey I was not looking for a date You already helped me with the fly.ch link. I don't like typing private information online so unless you want a fake intro I prefer giving it a miss. Some better looking stuff at FLY for reasonable price it seems. I will go and visit them and check out the build quality.

Faltard and Swisspea I will visit fly.ch and then make final decision. Thanks for the tips I feel more calm now. Busy week ahead. Stay safe you all.
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Have you also tried Pfister as well ?
Yes I did and preferred Interio to it. Pfister seems to be way overpriced for some really ugly looking tacky stuff. There is some decent stuff too but those are way out of my $ reach.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

I sympathise with your struggles to get good value furniture here... In the end I just decided to get good stuff that will hopefully last a long time - and went to Italy to source that.... Let me know if your interested and I'll send you a longer communication on the trials and tribulations of this approach

I do have a black Ikea bed complete with spring / support mechanism and mattress which I am seeking to offload as I move to a smaller apartment at the end of this month

As you know the whole set-up costs north of a 1000 Francs new - but if your prepared to take it off my hands (Seefeld in Zurich) you can have it for 350 francs

It has been slept in approximately 10 times (its the spare bed in my apartment), to universal praise and is in perfect nick

PM me if you are interested
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

The Interio > Möbelbörse has been mentioned twice but without the link, so for those who cannot type without typos, here it is.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

I made one with cement blocks. Put a wooden surface on top and then a fat mattress. Looks the business.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

My friend,

i have the same problem since many years, trying everything, but unfortunatelly i havent found any complete furniture range as you describe it! I can find several solutions here and there but not a store that has to offer variety reasonably priced.
One option is Mobitare (it is a bit pricy but still cheaper than Teo Jakob or RedBox or Colombo). Another one is KARE in Dubendorf (a bit particular but you may find some pieces). Another one i havent checked out yet because its not conveniently placed, is Bo Concept (around there are several stores which might be worth seeing). Solid bed as you describe it you will find in Viadukt: there is a store there dealing Ethnicraft (a belgium furniture company). Check their site to see what they have. Prices not exactly cheap but ok...
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

Re: Ikea delivery questions. The Ikea "Express" delivery is 12% of the cost of things being delivered or 99 CHF, whichever is more (for delivery in their main zone - outside of that, I think it's 15%). We bought our stuff on Saturday, took it to the customer service counter, and it was delivered Monday morning (we had options, though). They delivered it to our 3rd floor apartment with no lift. So - worth it to us. I put the stuff together, so don't know about Ikea's services in that regard.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

Check out the for sale section of this web site loads of people are always selling furniture on exiting Switzerland.

To transport it have your own car or hire something for half a day
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

I have a Malm IKEA bed for 4 years and it doesn't make any noise, no matter how much jumping is done on top of it. It is also sturdy enough, and doesn't "fall off". I assembled it myself, and took it 3 floors up without an elevator. I must add, I don't exactly have the sporty physic.

It was delievered at my front door for extra 90 CHF.

Iron beds are usually more prone to making squeaky noises. But you don't need to spend 1000 CHF or more to have a good priced sturdy bed.

On the other hand, when they offered the assembling, since apparently I look like a fragile, brainless, clumsy female, I refused because part of the fun is the assembling of the furniture. So I did spare on that.
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

I went to Conforama for my bed, complete with lattenroste, mattress and assembly a king size was around the CHF1500 mark. knock about 300 off that for a smaller bed.

Sofa wise I am thinking of getting a corner unit from them they have a special on for around the 600 mark
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Re: Furniture buying advice needed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_triangle
Or in this specific case seems more like: solid, nice, cheap, pick two!

And isn't it common knowledge that metal-frame beds squeak?
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