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a free leather couch? why not?

July 25th, 2009 at 08:08 am

DF has a habit of aquiring second hand goods from the people he works for. He just seems to be in the right place at the right time, when they are about get rid of, say, a TV, or some screen doors, an oven, a shelf etc.

Our latest aquisition is, as the title suggests, a leather couch. Actually, two leather couches. They are charcoal colour, real leather, five years old and apart from being dusty, in perfect condition. Dare I say, near-new. DF said the client who gave them to us paid $3599 for one!

Even though all this is GREAT, it still saddens me that people have so much money they feel the need to get rid of perfectly good furniture to buy it new again. Sure, tastes change I guess. But it's not like a couch is a jacket or a pair of shoes. I would hope that when someone buys something that big, that costs that much money, that they would consider it a long term buy. Not 'oh well, we can buy another one later if we don't like it'.

DF got some leather cleaning/reviving type stuff for $30. We are going to move the fold out sofa to one of the spare rooms and have the two couches in the living room.

The best part of all this is of course, that we actually wanted leather couches! (and by we, I mean 'I' Big Grin).

2 Responses to “a free leather couch? why not?”

  1. north georgia gal Says:

    That is great!! My DH also brings things home all the time. A boat that needs to be restored...a blow up trampoline thing that goes on the lake(no we don't live on the lake!)...a paddle boat. The best thing so far is decking for the new deck on the back of the house!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:


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