Don’t get ripped off on the web – beware of internet con-men

We’ve reported on issues like this before, where a customer prior to visiting us has purchased sofas online thinking they are getting a good deal which turns out to be nothing but a big headache.

See the images below! This is a corner sofa a customer purchased from a website, the customer thought it was real leather.


In fact it turned to be fake leather, the customer was effectively conned into believing the corner sofa was real leather. (probably hidden away in the small print) Did you look at the seat cushion? That’s after only 6 months. The customer was also let down from the website as they have closed up shop, we suspect they probably reopened under another business name to continue conning people.

Anyways, the point we are trying to make is, if you purchase a sofa online which looks to be a great deal you could be dealing with con merchants selling sub-standard imported furniture.

We only sell Good ‘un’s!!

The customer is £600 out of pocket for the corner sofa shown above, fortunately we managed to sort them out with a REAL leather corner sofa that will provide comfort and will last for many years.

Please be advised, that yes the images may look great on the internet but there’s so many websites selling cheap import suites for £499 on the internet. They are inferior quality and will NOT LAST long.

There’s 3 different types of fake leather you should keep your eye out for!

1. Faux Leather
2. Bonded Leather
3. PU Leather

They may look great at first but be warned you will be lucky if they last 12 months before you need to replace them. At Alec’s 3 Piece Suites you can come down and try out all our sofas and suites and gain some professional advice from people who know what they are talking about not internet con-men.

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