More Annoyed than Amused

Buying Adult Furniture

Posted by parsingtime on June 11, 2010

When Husband and I moved into our new house we made our first foray into buying adult furniture. You know, not the stuff from Ikea or the bedroom furniture that Husband bought in a divorce sale (which actually is adult furniture it just gets lumped in with everything else because we bought it in a divorce sale). In almost five years of marriage we have never had a coffee table. Having a place to put drinks is like a crazy luxury item for the two of us.

Anyway, we have yet to have a delivery of furniture go 100% right. Some of the stores we have ordered from are pretty high end (ie we didn’t go to the furniture store that is just one above Ikea) and still they manage to bring incorrect items, items that are damaged or they just don’t bring everything and then want to charge a second delivery fee to deliver the rest of the stuff.

None of this flies with me at all. My serious voice comes out and I demand that correct items be delivered for free and undamaged.

So far:

  • Our dining table came with three damaged chairs, which they will be replacing sometime in July. I may damage our chairs two days after receiving them but they better come to me in perfect condition.
  • We received our bar stools yesterday with the wrong fabric. Like completely wrong.
  • The balance of our baby furniture is supposed to arrive sometime on Monday. The first time they brought the stuff the entire back of some drawers were ripped up. They said they could send a furniture guy out to repair it and I wouldn’t know the difference. I told them they could take it back to their warehouse and sell it to someone else because I wanted mine to come in pristine condition. If I wanted damaged furniture I would buy it at a garage sale or consignment store.

We still have several things to buy (like a coffee table) and I’m ready to give up and go back to Ikea. At least with that stuff you put it together yourself and any dings/damage are your fault…and given how meticulous Husband is about putting that stuff together our stuff is never damaged.


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