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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I bought a futon from Walmart 8 weeks ago and nearly fell through today. It was cheap at 118.00 and wonder if these couches are built for small people vs. big like me. I weigh 195lbs and everytime I sit down, it feels like its going to break. My question is has anyone else experienced problem with Walmart or her sister brands in the UK?

My butt fell through part of it today. My brother in law and I are going to install a board and hopefully this will be a good repair.

Hunter


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26601 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):

My butt fell through part of it today. My brother in law and I are going to install a board and hopefully this will be a good repair.

If I were you, I would not touch the thing and take it back. It is almost certainly under warranty.



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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1650 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
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Wal Mart has a good return policy so I suggest you return it and get your money back.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
If I were you, I would not touch the thing and take it back. It is almost certainly under warranty.

 checkmark  Dont do anything to it and take it back. Get a refund and go to IKEA, if you have one in your area. They have better stuff there than WalMart does.



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1406 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
Get a refund and go to IKEA, if you have one in your area. They have better stuff there than WalMart does.

Just about anywhere has better stuff than Wal-Mart. If possible spend your money at a locally owned store.



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

My $100 WalMart futon is holding up okay. It's horribly uncomfortable and thus I need to replace it, but it hasn't broken yet.

User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

My 60 Dollar Desk and Bookshelf have held up pretty well, Although it does seem to shake from side to side if I bump it...

I'd file a complaint and return it.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Well, honestly I think $118.00 for a Wal-Mart futon is rather expensive. I'd take it back. I mean, you can't beat the price at Wal-Mart, but Target has some nice furniture as well if you are looking for stuff like that, though their interior home stuff gets a bit pricey for what it really is.

UAL


User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Thats wal-mart china quality furniture for ya.

I have stopped shopping at Wallys all together I don't like their labor practices and their strong arming vendors to provide them products at below cost.

Wal Mart is only good for the share holders and the executives. Yes by all means go to Ikea or better yet support the local store in your town...may cost more but you will get a better quality product and a better feeling knowing your $$$ are staying in the community.



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

I will not patronize Wal-Mart willingly for those exact same reasons. My habits are to support local businesses as much as possible-better than half my meals out are at locally owned eateries. The food is far better than any chain and if the eatery is on 4th Avenue, I get a discount since I drive the streetcar and our street railway is a member of the 4th Avenue Merchant's Association in Tucson. Members of the Association give each other a %10 discount at businesses operated by fellow Members.

I also appreciate my employer's policy regarding companies allowed to operate the vending machines and food service at my workplace. As I work for the county, the Arizona Revised Statutes prohibit commercial vendors from operating the vending machines and food service. Only companies recognized by the State of Arizona as owned and primarily operated by persons who are legally hearing impaired or vision impaired OR organizations that benefit the hearing impaired or vision impaired may be permitted to place and operate vending machines in government owned buildings. Quality's the same as with the commercial vendors, but you know the profits are going to a good cause.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

My sisters hubby and I are making a board for it. No sense in wasting furniture thats still usable.

Hunter



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26601 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 10):
My sisters hubby and I are making a board for it. No sense in wasting furniture thats still usable.

But they sold you something that broke in the first place? Why spend your time and money on something that they should have gotten right from the beginning?



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User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Why spend your time and money on something that they should have gotten right from the beginning?

Hmmm....sounds like he runs an airline. Big grin



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Quoting PurdueAv2003 (Reply 12):
Why spend your time and money on something that they should have gotten right from the beginning?

Because in my opinion its worth it. If the entire thing was broken, then yes i'd take it back. If it ain't broken all the way, fix it.

Hmmm....sounds like he runs an airline. Big grin

I wish I did.

Hunter



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7785 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I am not one to resist dogging on Walmart, BUT... ANY $118 futon is going to be crap. It is going to have the chintziest mattress stuffed w/ old newspapers and rags and will have a frame that was welded together by blind albino monkeys. The difference in quality between a $100 futon set and a $250 futon set is pretty big.

That said, return what you have to Wally World and go check out a local mattress/futon store and see what you can get there. You would be better served by forking over an extra buck or two to get something of better quality as well.



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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 10):
My sisters hubby and I are making a board for it. No sense in wasting furniture thats still usable.

Hunter

Your either a fool or you don't value your hard earned money...Walmart had no problem selling you junk you should have no problem returning it.



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2375 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
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I for my part buy antique furniture, (deisgn classics, etc)

So instead of buying some jung for 200 US$ and throwing it away after 5 years with a 200 US$ loss, I go for the 700 antique option wich at least keeps it's value or even gets more rare (hence more expensive) even after decades.

They look better, have way better quality and are cheaper in the end ... what do you want more?

Mario
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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13643 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 3):
Dont do anything to it and take it back. Get a refund and go to IKEA, if you have one in your area.

Yeah - because that Swedish stuff will last twice as long as the 8 weeks you got out of the Wal-Mart stuff.  Wink



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 1157 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 17):
Yeah - because that Swedish stuff will last twice as long as the 8 weeks you got out of the Wal-Mart stuff.

Sir! Are you saying IKEA sucks too, SIR!?



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 17):
Yeah - because that Swedish stuff will last twice as long as the 8 weeks you got out of the Wal-Mart stuff.

I paid a whole lot less for "Swedish stuff" than wally world crap almost 3 years ago. It still looks and feels like it is new. For cheap furniture IKEA has no equal in price or quality. Just don't even bother trying to pronounce the product names. I am sure the staff there must get sick of hearing "that thing over there"


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12254 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
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Quoting 57AZ (Reply 9):
Quality's the same as with the commercial vendors, but you know the profits are going to a good cause.

We nicknamed ours "The wheel of death"  Smile



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

My family makes the furniture work for our needs. Its wrong to cause pain after 8 weeks of use. My grandpa knows how to weld, but until he gets better, the board will suffice.

Hunter



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13643 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
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Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 19):
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 17):
Yeah - because that Swedish stuff will last twice as long as the 8 weeks you got out of the Wal-Mart stuff.

I paid a whole lot less for "Swedish stuff" than wally world crap almost 3 years ago. It still looks and feels like it is new. For cheap furniture IKEA has no equal in price or quality. Just don't even bother trying to pronounce the product names. I am sure the staff there must get sick of hearing "that thing over there"

Either you were incredibly lucky with your purchase of all of my friends have been incredibly UNLUCKY with theirs - because all of the experiences I've heard of with IKEA furniture so far have been less than stellar.



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