A girlfriend asked me recently how much she should pay for a good sofa. She and her husband were doing their pre-shopping homework, and taking a long, hard look at their savings to make sure they had the funds to cut loose and get new furniture. Honestly, I was a little dumbfounded at the question, I stammered off $799-899, knowing that they could find a sofa they like within that price point. Immediately I wished I could take those words back.
After staring at sofas all day for the last few years, I know there are some great deals out there, you could get a sofa for $399 or you could buy a sofa for $3,999. Is there a difference? ABSOLUTELY, is there $3,400 worth of difference? You tell me. I’ve found some pretty pretty sofas from around the web. Let’s see if you can identify the High (over $3k) Mid ($999-2k) and Low (under $1k).
Never fear, I won’t leave you in a lurch, later on this week I’ll give away my secrets on selecting a sofa that will last as long as you want it to, but won’t cost as much as in-state tuition.