How Much is Too Much to Pay for a Sofa?

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Yesterday we were zipping around the city looking for sofas and we came across a furniture store that sort of blew us away. And no, it wasn't because of the merchandise. It was because of the prices. The store had maybe a dozen or so sofas that were in the $10,000 to $12,000 range...

...These sofas didn't have "high-end" or interesting fabric, they weren't designed by a well-known person, they weren't antique or vintage (which could be seen as an investment) and they weren't imported (the exchange rate is out of control right now!). We guessed that we were missing something so we asked a salesperson to tell us more about the sofas. She did, and we still didn't get it. No steel frame, no hand-carved legs, nothing special. As we sat there pondering why someone would sell/buy what we thought was a drastically overpriced sofa, we overheard another patron place her order for one. Are we crazy? Did we miss the memo? Anyway, it got us thinking... how much is too much for what you would consider an ordinary sofa? Let us know your thoughts!

Image: Greg Westfall

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