Ever buy furniture that didn't end up fitting into your house?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why didn’t you measure first?  That sucks, though, and I would ask them to waive the restocking fee because you’re going to purchase different furniture that fits through their company.  If you’re not planning to do that, though, I doubt you’ll get the fee waived.  Sorry!

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I usually measure first, so no this hasn’t happened to me.  Maybe you can work out some sort of exchange?  Or perhaps there is another way to arrange the furniture so that it fits.  Sorry you’re having to deal with this.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

We always measure before we buy. Granted we live in a studio, so we don’t have much space to begin with.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think you can get out of that restocking fee, because it wasn’t their fault that you didn’t measure first to make sure it would fit.  Perhaps you can ask for a discount if you’re going to purchase something else from them?  Are you in a position to sell it on craigslist/kijiji and purchase a new one?

For us, unfortunately yes, but it wasn’t our fault!  We had a bookshelf custom made and gave him measurements based on what would fit into the elevator.  Well, he ends up making it about 4 inches taller and 3 inches wider than we asked.  DH and his buddy had to carry it up the stairs instead…it’s amazing and I love it, but it is solid cedar and that shit isn’t light. 

Also, our couch that we brought from our old house JUST squeeked in the door, but not before making some marks and dents in the common area hallway :/ oops!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

MrsCallalily:  How did the furniture not fit?  Like, the furniture was too long to fit down the stairs?  Is there a way to go through a window or something?  

I think, since you DID measure ahead of time, and the guy said it happens frequently, that you should make the argument that it is their fault, not yours.  If it’s something that happens a lot, they should have mentioned something.  

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