A quick note.
Not everything is what it seems. As an over-reaching summary, with furniture purchases you get what you pay for...sort of. There are extremes; e.g. you can purchase a queen mattress set for $199 or $19,999--is there actually a 100 times difference between the two? Um no, but don't ask a Princess! (BTW--mattresses are not furniture and are there own animal altogether)
I can think of no deviations from the following:
There is a direct, inverse relationship between the marketing level of a product or brand and the value that product or brand offers. Or, better familiarity with a brand almost always indicates a lower value quotient for you.
Certainly, some advertising is required.
Of course--but someone pays for that financing, that stack of catalogs, that airplane banner, those splashy ads on TV, that 30-day delivery on custom pieces, those gigantic warehouses and fleets of beautiful trucks and trailers...and that someone is y.o.u.!
So, what to do?
My suggestion: shop the local merchants, not the chains. Shop brands that support those local merchants, chances are--you won't know the brand from ads or promotions--and that is good!
Enjoy creating your home!
Hello from Wade with ABW.Just back from a most successful Atlanta market! New business going with some great folks--can't wait! Thank you all!We exhibited with 24e Design Co, from Savannah, GA--who had a stellar Atlanta market introduction! We are very excited to launch our 24e Design shop-in-shop in Asheville, NC on Saturday, August 13th. Great [...]