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Old 12-04-2006, 02:57 PM   #21
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Re: OK, I'm spooked

Originally Posted by Leonidas
We've been shopping for new bedroom furniture since just before Thanksgiving. I've noticed that the quality of the low end stuff has really gone downhill. We got tired of looking at cheap junk and started shopping the "high end" places. First place we went to I opened a drawer and looked at the glue blocks and screws holding it together and commented to my wife "this is some cheap @#$%". Just at that moment some sales critter glided up alongside me and said "Oh, don't you simply love our Whatchamacallit Collection? It is one of our very best lines."

The really good furniture is very expensive. $1,000 - $3,000 for a night stand made with real joints and real wood. We only found a few places that sold the really quality furniture, and everyone else is selling cheap junk that is barely a step above what Wal Mart is selling.
DH and I recently purchased a bedroom set from Dania in Beaverton, OR for a reasonable price. Good quality, but by no means Stickley, made in Albany, Oregon. The chain is not known for customer service but if you are the independent type it may suit your style.

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Re: OK, I'm spooked
Old 12-04-2006, 03:37 PM   #22
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Re: OK, I'm spooked

Originally Posted by brewer12345

Not too far from the truth. Dad also worked in NY's Fulton Fish Market for over 30 years.
I bet there are some great stories around the family dinner table.

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Re: OK, I'm spooked
Old 12-04-2006, 05:26 PM   #23
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Re: OK, I'm spooked

"Sam's Club, Costco, and eBay are killing the family jewelry stores...........we have had 3 close in Milwaukee in the last 2 years, all with over 65 years in business"

We were leaving Costco yesterday and the guy who checks over your merchandise at the exit was looking gobsmacked at the previous customer....upon inquiry, it turned out that the customer (he looked to be about 20) had just bought a 3.5k Costco ring for his girlfriend for xmas....I suppose it shows that Costco doesn't move too many of these since the employee was so flabbergasted.


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