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Has anyone purchased furniture from Super Amart?
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:40 PM
What is the quality like?
Did they last long?
Haven't actually been there to have a look at anything, but have just looked through their cat... and there are some not toooo badly priced things.
Is there any other furniture places out there... that are good quality... and don't cost an arm and a leg.. an arm maybe.. LOL.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:46 PM
I bought my bed from there a few months back for just under $900 for the base and mattress.
It is really sturdy and looks just as good as ones twice the price.
Fantastic furniture is another cheaper furniture place, we got one of the packages. the quality again is pretty good, although we did have to put it all together ourselves. The couch is super comfy.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:53 PM
yeah I have a few things...
my dining table and chairs, fairly cheap(under $800) very solid table, chairs good, I would guess they would get about 10 years life if treated right(thats ok thats all I want from them)
tv cabinet- around $500- pretty solid, 5 yrs old still going strong, door handles fell off almsot immediately, but I changed them anyway..
couches-the little 2 seater cheapys, 2 for $400 I think. these are stuffed. 6 yrs old and need replacing. but they did well to last this long with my kids/family(sister broke both lol)
chest of drawers//no cmplaints, fairly cheap(under $300) still in great condition
I think it depends what you actually buy but they are not too bad IMO
Posted 10 January 2010 - 02:54 PM
I have an outdoor setting from there and it is great. 12mths old but you wouldn't know it as it looks brand new still....and it gets alot of use.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:02 PM
DH & I have purchased a few things from there, most when we moved in together after moving out of college 7 years ago. I would say the quality of items from Super A-mart varies a lot, from our experience.
Lounge: $600, 3 seater, blue 'microsuede' fabric, foam filling, guaranteed for 5 years. Was super-comfy- good enough to sleep on if you were short enough. Foam started to die the minute the 5yr warranty had ticked over and lounge became super uncomfy! Still, we got good use out of it and it was a decent price.
Desk: Price- can't remember but was roughly $300. Self-assembly. Large (2-person) chipboard (or whatever you call it) with horrid fake wood veneer. Terrible quality, and structurally inadequate. DH had to go out and buy some braces to install so the thing didn't collapse and take our computer monitors with it. Piece of crap.
Desk chairs: $99 each, fabric/mesh over foam, comfy, pretty smart-looking. These progressively fell apart over a period of about 5-6 years- random screws working their way out, arms broke etc. Decent enough value for something that got daily use, but VERY hard to keep clean (thanks to the mesh over the fabric).
Dining set: 7pc, ~$1000. Self-assembled expanding table. Real wood with wood veneer. Chairs came assembled. The only Super A-mart furniture from that initial buy 7 years ago that we are still using. Wood veneer on table got chipped by the movers but otherwise it's in very good nick, and not from years of love and care. Good quality.
Bed: We had sworn never to buy from Super A-mart again after dealing with the shoddy desk (and also because we hate their horrid, horrid shouty TV ads!), but just recently we bought a queen size bed frame and 2 side tables... simply because I saw it in a catalogue and the price was so good ($700 plus $70 delivery- a rip-off considering we are only one suburb from the store)...
What you don't see until you buy the thing (catalogue blurb says it's made of real wood) and get it home is the quality of the slats and how they are put together when you assemble the bed. Scary scary scary. It's not particularly sturdy and not what you picture when you are thinking of a bed with slats... if you're going to buy a bed, check first underneath the mattress they have on it in store and make sure you're happy with the quality! That said, our mattress hasn't busted through the slats yet.
Edited by livesarah, 10 January 2010 - 03:04 PM.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:12 PM
If your looking for beds, sofas and stuff you can't go past the furniture shop at Maddington Metro great prices good quality friendly service.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:31 PM
We bought a modular lounge from there about 6 months ago, so far so good!
Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:03 PM
We have only bought 2 desks from there. They are sturdy and were good for what we paid.
When looking for a bed for DD they didn't seem very good so we ended up with a KS from Furniture spot which is really sturdy and heavy.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:02 PM
We have just bought a leather lounge suite from there. 2 single recliners and a three seater with a recliner on each end for $1900. 10 year structural warrenty ans we paid 180 extra and got coverage against accidental damage the kids or pets or whatever may cause. service has been pretty good. couches delivered on the 25th so will tell you then
Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:36 PM
I buy all my furniture from Furniture Spot and am constantly asked if I got it from Freedom!!
We have a TV cabinet we have had for 6 years and still looks brand new, 2 coffee tables we have had for 4 years and still look great, a bedroom suite and modular lounge we have had for 2 years and we are still really happy with both!
Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:40 PM
Between my sister and I, we've bought a sofa bed, two large and two (or more) smaller chest of drawers, 1 single bed and 1 mattress.
Absolutely no complaints, obviously not expensive or we wouldn't have bought them, and most of the items we've had for years.
Definitely worth a look!
Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:45 PM
We have a dark purple 3 seater and 2 seater micro faux suede sofa set that we bought maybe 6 years ago.
Still sturdy, cushions and support have maintained their shape, fabric is still even coloured and no problems at all.
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