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So... you think your new sofa is a bargain?


Oh, the allure of a plush sofa, with a price tag slashed from a whopping £1534.99 to a mere trifle! It beckons you, whispering promises of comfort and luxury, all the while sporting a price that seems like a steal. But halt, dear friend! Let’s embark on a whimsical journey behind the velvet curtains of retail, shall we?.

cost price of blue sofa
cost price of blue sofa

Picture this: a company from the far-off lands of China approaches us, their arms laden with sofas. They offer these cushioned thrones for a mere £124.64 each, provided we buy 62 (which of course we would'nt touch them!). The price dwindles further, to a laughable £108.03, if we buy even more. A bargain, you say? Hold onto your wallets, for the plot thickens!


Imagine these sofas, birthed in a factory for an esitmated £54, their materials not exactly the stuff of royal robes. Is a £54 sofa truly worth the regal sum of £1534.99? Me thinks not, and I’m no mathematician!


Ah, but what about the voyage these sofas must embark upon to reach our shores? Let’s factor in shipping costs, adding a modest £12-£20 per unit. The math, albeit not my strongest suit, still reveals a staggering profit of over £1000 per sofa for the retailer. A princely sum, indeed!


So, dear friends, as you stand before an imported piece of furniture, a question should dance in your mind: “What is the true worth of this cushioned throne?”


Fear not, for I bear no grudge against the pursuit of profit. Nay, it is the lifeblood of commerce! But selling a £54 sofa for £1534.99? That, dear friends, is a jester’s game, a trickery most foul!


In these trying times, let us embrace the kingdom of used goods. Keep your gold and silver coins safely tucked in your purse and explore the realms of second-hand treasures.


For as my dear mam often proclaimed, "you can't polish a turd," though some retailers, with a twinkle in their eye and a smirk on their lips, would have you believe otherwise.

In merriment and wisdom


Steve

 

About the Author:


Stephen Currie is an esteemed expert in the realm of vintage furniture, used furniture, second-hand furniture, and new furniture. As the proud owner of Vintage Home Stores, he possesses a deep passion and addiction for all things related to furniture. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, Stephen has established himself as a trusted authority.


Stephen is not only an accomplished business owner but also a seasoned guest blogger on various platforms. His insightful contributions have enlightened readers and provided invaluable information about furniture trends, restoration techniques, and the art of creating a successful furniture business.


If your website is in need of engaging guest blogs or if you seek expert advice on furniture-related topics, Stephen is your go-to resource. With his vast knowledge and expertise, he can provide compelling content that resonates with your audience and enhances the credibility of your platform.


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