CHI Good Questions: Buying Without Trying?

CHI Good Questions: Buying Without Trying?

Janel Laban
Apr 22, 2008

Anne sent in a good question: How does everyone feel about buying major upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs) without trying them out first? There are so many wonderful pieces online but I am very leery of making such a large purchase without sitting in them. Case in point - my mother needs a wing chair but she's not in any physical condition to go around trying them. How do you make this kind of decision?

We haven't made a big purchase without doing the tryout "sit" first and it is serious business especially when considering the pricepoints of good quality upholstered pieces. We have friends who took time out of their weekend visit to NYC to go try out the sofa that they were thinking about ordering. That said, we're thinking the word of a trusted friend who can make the trip to the store would probably go a looong way toward our comfort level with buying without trying.

AT shopping experts, what do you think? Let Anne know in the comments...

Photos: Noelle Lounge Chair - Carson's

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