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SCS - the permanent "sale"
Member Name: lotbot88
Advantages: sturdy, comfy sofa of an appropriate size for little legs and living room
Disadvantages: pricey, sales staff use underhand tactics to get a sale
I purchased a two seater sofa from SCS three years ago and it is still going strong. The "Montreal" is quite a traditional looking sofa. There was a range of colours to choose from and I liked the fact it wasn't too big - just right for a real person's living room with shorter than average legs! It has lasted well and is still nice and firm. The sofa also came with two complementary cushions in a fabric of your choice that the Montreal came in. I chose ones the same colour as my sofa. I only used them for around a year and they seemed to go out of shape a bit (the covers are fine but the innards seemed of poor quality).
The sofa was around £650 in the "sale" which on reflection, is pretty pricey. However, this was the only place I could find a sofa that I liked. There was also a £50 delivery charge. Other products in the range were lovely such as a storage foot stool (over £200 :-0 ) and an "accent chair" which was around £450. However, I am lucky that, three yeras on, the range and colour that I bought it in is still going strong so I could add to my range as I save. There were also 0% finance options available, though I didn't opt for that.
Sales staff were helpful though quite pushy. I went into two SCS stores in one day (not deliberately, just due to convenience) and I was told by a member of staff in both stores that if I didn't buy that sofa that very day it would go up in price the next day as the sale was ending that evening. So, like a sucker, I paid up. The next day, shock of shocks the sale was still going strong. Furious, I rang up head office. They didn't seem to see the problem but offered me a refund or free delivery, so I took the latter, saving myself £50.
Reviewing the sofa, I would give 4 stars (lost one due to the pricey price!) but considering the tactics the sales staff were clearly told to employ, I reduced it to three stars. The sofa and other products in the range are still "on sale" three years on, which is rather amusing.
Summary: great products, shame about the sales tactics
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