Why Do Some Couches Cost More Than A Used Car?

by | Sep 2, 2020 | Furniture Costs, Furniture FAQs, Sofas & Couches | 0 comments

A couch that costs $5000 or more should last longer than a used car that can be purchased at that price.

  • Keep in mind that if you try to resell that $5000 couch one year later (after it has been used) you will be lucky to get even $2000. Furniture depreciates even faster than cars.

According to automotive expert Kevin Scanlin, today’s economy cars can be built in about 11 hours

  • A fine hand crafted leather couch, that sells for less than half the price of an economy car, can take 40 hours or more to upholster.
  • A low cost (less than $1000) mass produced couch may require less than 1 hour of labor.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 




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