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Dreaming of a New Couch

February 2nd, 2011 at 07:20 am

My husband and I have been to the same furniture twice to oogle at the same sectional. I would love to have this couch, it costs roughly $2300. Our current couch has reclining ends and because of the weird way it's constructed, the middle's springs have broken. We call the middle of the couch "the hole" because you sink. The best deal they had last time was only 6 months free financing...so that's almost 400 a month. Too high for me, while trying to have off the vehicle loans.

Monday, we received a preferred customer card from the same furniture store for 1/3 off anything and free finance (with monthly payments) until 2012. That's 11 payments of under 200 each. My husband said to just go buy the darn thing already.

Today I threw the card in the recycling. I will live with my broken couch until I can pay cash for the new one.

Doesn't mean I won't grumble about it...

7 Responses to “Dreaming of a New Couch”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Wow! I'm impressed that you resisted. Great job. I'm sure that sectional will feel so much better when paid with cash. Smile

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I too am impressed. I can't say that I wouldn't have given in! Great Job!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    You are one strong lady!

  4. WISEWOMAN Says:

    Wow! Very impressive. Great job resisting the temptation.

  5. Savings Queen Says:

    Congrats on doing the right thing! I am proud of you...and inspired!

  6. Savings Queen Says:

    Just thought of something. At our last house our basement couch was sagging in the middle although it still looked nice. I went online and they sell this board type thing for not much money at all...maybe like $20-$25. It is a thin, but stiff sort of particle board that goes under the cushion. It made our saggy couch look straght, firm and new again! You might try it...

  7. Jerry Says:

    You are hanging tough, and it will lead to better things in the future! I am impressed, too. And you just bought your right-to-grumble when you tossed that card and made a decision, too. Wink At least you can save up for it and make the purchase when you have the insurance that it isn't going to shoot a hole in your debt ratio. Also, try that thing SQ was talking about, in case it works!!!

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