AIBU to be considering getting a sofa from SCS?

(43 Posts)
floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 19:38:31

Or some similar low monthly re payments but loooong time to pay back sofa credit place?

Really want a new one. Never had a new one, only second hand. Nothing wrong with that but my one has now just fallen apart. All the cushions have sunk in and you end up sat in a horrid wooden bar. Leather has split and it just looks rank no matter how much I clean it.

Would take forever to save up. Anyone else experience of SCS or is it a bad idea?

Nombrechanger Fri 10-May-13 19:40:50

Yes. Their sofas are well ugly.

Lj8893 Fri 10-May-13 19:43:32

Lots of furniture places do interest free credit, so you could get a nice good quality sofa for maybe £70 a month for 6 months to a year? But you would have to provide a deposit, usually between 10-20%.

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 19:43:52

They look like the sofas of Gods compared to mine.

hiddenhome Fri 10-May-13 19:44:50

Ikea do nice, affordable sofas. They may not be leather and all fancy, but they do the job (currently sitting on one) smile

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 19:44:57

Mmm 70 is too steep.

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 19:45:37

What sort of price range are they in Ikea. And do they have payment installment plans?

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged Fri 10-May-13 19:46:21

I once on ought a sofa and armchair from SCS. It wasn't much good, to be honest. It sagged after about a year and then was very uncomfortable. We took it to the tip after three years and I think a sofa should last longer than than.

hiddenhome Fri 10-May-13 19:46:57

Hang on, will just look.

Lj8893 Fri 10-May-13 19:47:01

Or save up for a while and check out ex display clearance sales, you could get a decent very expensive sofa for like 70% off!

ReluctantlyBeingYoniMassaged Fri 10-May-13 19:47:05

Ikea do cards so you could pay it back over a period of time.

hiddenhome Fri 10-May-13 19:49:20

Yes, they do payment plans here

Their sofas range in size and price and are sturdy.

DefiniteMaybe Fri 10-May-13 19:50:15

I had a dfs one its big and brown and leather and reclines and is lovely. I had interest free credit over 4 years £33 a month. Finished paying last August and there's at least another few years life in it.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 10-May-13 19:51:08

Our sofa is from Ikea, it's great.

hiddenhome Fri 10-May-13 19:53:16

nice range of fabric Ikea sofas here

They also do modular sofas and have some in leather.

We have a two seat Ektorp and just put a throw over it to save the cover (pets and kids). It's nice and comfy and puts up with any amount of abuse.

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 19:53:44

Some good suggestions here ladies smile will look at dfs most def and hadn't considered Ikea.

hiddenhome Fri 10-May-13 19:54:59

I luffs Ikea grin

Good Luck smile

nametakenagain Fri 10-May-13 20:16:08

Don't bother - really. Buy secondhand. We got 2 large leather sofas for £250, and they looked new. (Off tinternet)

Paying back over a long credit period means that you're still paying out cash long after your sofa is shiny and new, which is really depressing.

I know what you mean, its very exciting to buy a new sofa. But you'd get a nicer one secondhand for the same cash, or buy a cheaper one and you won't care so much if someone scratches it.

I've done all of the above!

I bought a full suite off them just over a year ago, I paid cash, but wanted a "cuddle couch" and they had exactly what I wanted. The quality of the couch is rubbish and I am fighting the extended insurance to get the seat cushions replaced. I had visions of me and my youngest on the couch watching films together, in reality, I avoid sitting on it.

Lj8893 Fri 10-May-13 20:32:45

I agree with nametakenagain. A long interest period is really depressing and not worth it. Much better to either save and pay outright, search for a very good deal (like an ex display peice) or pay larger monthly payments over a much shorter interest period!

Lj8893 Fri 10-May-13 20:33:38

Or of course search for a good quality secondhand piece.

maristella Fri 10-May-13 20:36:48

<goes against the grain>

I bought an scs sofa and it was lovely, so comfortable! I was complimented on it for years!

Granted, it was cheap and the underneath was kinda saggy, but guests loved just slumping into it grin

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 20:37:04

Thanks birds and lj. Will def take all that you've said into account. May just save up as much as possible and wait for a good clearance somewhere smile

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 20:38:25

grin maristella - Now im even more clueless on best thing to do lol!

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 20:39:52

maristella- how long have you had it and did you get a buy it on a repayment plan thingy??

floatyfloni Fri 10-May-13 20:41:01

how long did you have it rather.

Kafri Fri 10-May-13 20:47:01

we have literally this week just replaced our old faithful ikea Klippan sofas. they were about £125 quid (and still are) 8 years back and have definitely stood the test of time. yiu can get new covers for them at £40 easy if it gets damaged or you have a change of colour scheme or simoky just need to wash.

affordable and practical grin

Kafri Fri 10-May-13 21:03:34

flipping heck ny phone has some odd spelling changes.blush

No don't do it, they are so crapola!

I bought one from them a few years ago, the covers completely travelled and twisted round the first time we sat on it, it looked awful.

They came out to it, agreed and 're dressed' it. Within a day it had done it again. I went into the store and asked for a refund, manager said 'I can't do that lovey' WTF!

I called consumer direct, they told her she had to and she still refused. So this is really juvenile I sat on a sofa and wouldn't move until they agreed.

Think she got fed up and they collected it the next week left me without a sofa for 12 weeks though angry

I'm going to whisper this I've got a gorgeous, leather DFS one and its lush and I get loads of comments wink

nametakenagain Fri 10-May-13 22:31:33

Have you had a look at gumtree?

StrangerintheNight Fri 10-May-13 23:38:05

Agree that SCS quality rubbish. We wanted some cheap sofas that we wouldn't mind the DC damaging, and found them in SCS, but ended up buying the exact same sofas via Gumtree for a quarter of the SCS price.

Would have been gutted if we'd paid the full price as they are really poor quality, and imagine you'll pay even more if you use a payment plan.

NynaevesSister Sat 11-May-13 05:13:17

DFS leather 3 seater recliner sofa and armchair bought 8years ago and still looks great esp after a nice leather buff up. Got it on pay nothi g for a year, then you could pay in three years but we paid in full having saved the extra £500 we needed over the budget we had and earnt interest on the rest during that year.

floatyfloni Sat 11-May-13 08:17:29

Dfs seems to be the way to go then! smile

TheseFoolishThings Sat 11-May-13 08:21:40

Before you go spending loads of money that you don't have why not have a quick look at Ebay local listings? I've seen sofas and 3 piece suites go for less than a tenner because people just can't transport them. Honestly - they go really cheaply - even if you then factor in hiring a man with a van to move it you'll still come out on top and free from 4 years of monthly payments. Worth a look anyway.

MrsLouisTheroux Sat 11-May-13 08:30:05

They are massively overpriced and then you pay some more on top for credit. Ignore their 'Was £3000 then £2000 NOW £1500' gumph.
They are not worth the reduced price. (IMHO!)

Look on Sofasofa website or Google clearance sofas. If you can get store credit you will be able to get an 12/18 mth interest free credit card ( tesco good rates ATM). You can then buy anywhere.

Kafri Sat 11-May-13 08:31:25

second ebay.
or, if you're on fb there are lots of local buy/sell/swap pages. im on 3 and they're all my immediate local area.

seen sofas go on there at grea prices.

MrsLouisTheroux Sat 11-May-13 08:31:48

DFS /SCS both overpriced rubbish with made up discounts sorry!

alarkthatcouldpray Sat 11-May-13 08:34:20

I have had an SCS sofa for ten yrs. Still going strong despite 2 dcs jumping on it, a sea voyage when I moved country and a yr long spell in my flat when it was rented out. Came up well following a professional steam clean too, is needing another one. Was £900 including stain resistant treatment so maybe one of their better quality ones (two three seaters). Still look forward to collapsing into it in the evening. We are planning a house move in next couple of yrs and I am hoping it will come with us as a sofa for our family room if not our good room <optimistic on many fronts>.

floatyfloni Sat 11-May-13 09:49:05

Thanks for all your replies! Now, when I decide where to get one, fabric or leather??

landofsoapandglory Sat 11-May-13 10:29:53

We bought a new sofa from Nabru last week. It is excellent, far better than any DFS or SCS one. It is a huge 3 seater and cost £408.

chipsandpeas Sat 11-May-13 10:49:47

i got my sofa from SCS 3 years ago and its still in good condition - dont know about the payment plans as paid outright for it - i didnt necessarily want to get it from SCS but they had a sofa i liked and could deliver it in the time i needed if i had more time then chances are i would have gotten it elsewhere

maristella Sun 12-May-13 16:28:24

I had it for 8 years! shock
It cost about £400 which I paid at £15 a month. It was so comfortable!

mrsSOAK Sun 12-May-13 16:36:26

No experience of SCS, sorry but we got our beloved grey cord (fabulously comfy)2seater sofa ex display at homebase. It was 100quid with an extra 15% off for the particular weekend we found it. So by the time we'd paid for delivery it was just over 100 quid. When it was delivered we noticed it still had the label on it. Original price £599!

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