Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Couch & a Deal

Jordan has been looking for a sectional ever since we moved into our new place a year ago.

Among other furniture in our small living room, we currently  have a regular couch (brown, microfiber, 3.5 years old, $500), and a recliner (brown, pleather, 1.5 yrs old, $200) - they are still perfectly functional - clean and all that - but they just don't fit.  They are not only too big, but they are awkward for the shape of our space which makes it hard  for more then two people to be comfortable.

So, when Jordan was perusing Costco over Christmas he found the sectional pictured above (sans ottoman).  Fell. in. love.  When I finally got home, it was gone, sold out.  He's been keeping tabs on the store ever since, and lo and behold just this past week they received a few more in stock.

Jordan wanted it so much - and the risk of it being sold out again was high.  At $899 (plus 5% tax) - it's unlikely we would find another model that was compatible in quality and price.  Why unlikely, because it took a year to find this one.

So, I made a deal.

I told Jordan that he could buy the couch now (using our line of credit) and then come up with the money buy selling the furniture it would replace to pay ourselves back.  The kicker being, that he can't open the boxes until the debt is paid.

This is what Jordan had to say when I asked him to tell me how he felt about it:

"I wanted the sectional because of overall seating, how it will open up the living room in terms of brightness, color matching theme, and because my wife said she wanted the living room to feel comfortable like the show homes.  We need open and colorful living spaces to help uplift our moods, given the cold and dark winter months.  I love selling items on kijiji, so the deal is easy :)"

So far - he's already sold the couch, ottoman, recliner, old kitchen table, 2 matching bed side tables, some fish and a queen bed frame - there's still a few items to go so we'll see how much $$ we end up with.  The side benefit - we've started cleaning out our basement to get access to quite a few of these items - so all in all, it's been a pretty good deal for both of us.

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