Friday, April 19, 2013

Persistence Really Pays Off

I don't like paying full price for anything. Who does? So, when Nathan and I decided we wanted the loveseat to match our couch, I decided to look on Craigslist and the local classified pages until I found it. Almost daily, I would do a quick search for the name of the couch. 

For over a year, I did this and found nothing. I wasn't too surprised because the couch was still being sold at Macy's and a fairly new item. About a month ago, I was doing this daily search (expecting to find nothing) and found the exact same couch (not loveseat) for $200. The ad had been posted only a couple of hours earlier, so we were able to easily get it. I wasn't sure if I wanted a second couch because our living room is so small, but I was tired of having our friends sit on the floor when they came over. Nathan and I decided to choose function over form, and I think it works well.
The couch was in pristine condition and definitely a steal! We sold our vintage couch for the same price and used couches at the local thrift store have skyrocketed to at least $100, so I was happy to pay the cost.

My persistence may be annoying, but it feels good when it pays off.


  1. It looks great! That's so cool that you able to find the exact same couch. Hooray!

  2. awesome-love the mirror behind the couches-did you DIY?

  3. I love the two couch look! It's great to have seating room. Looks awesome. Nice find!

  4. So jealous. Remember when we were drooling over those online at work? Great find. You're so smart and persistent.


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