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    Default Furniture Buyers Beware...

    My latest excursion to the capital gave me a sticker shock. I got off of Metro Bus and BAM - there was ASHLEY Furniture.. recently inaugurated(literally by the First Lady). So next day I peroused every floor.

    I found great things - AT 4 X the price I had paid for some in US. Yes. Not 10, 30, 50% more. Or even double. 4X

    A Seafoam green couch. Online $481. Free shipping to a freight forwarder, free and then transfer at 2.50lb x 150lbs...Even with shipping it is still 1/2 price.

    On the showroom floor. $68,000RD - $1577 US Plus ITBIS @ 18%.

    HASTA LUEGO. Be forwarned. Shop wisely.

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    caribemike, keep this in mind whenever you go shopping and there will fewer surprises:

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    i do not know what ashley furniture is. i googled, went to their sites and they did not list any prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    caribemike, keep this in mind whenever you go shopping and there will fewer surprises:

    I don't think cmike would be so shocked. This is a different caribe guy, i.e., caribeman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribeman View Post
    My latest excursion to the capital gave me a sticker shock. I got off of Metro Bus and BAM - there was ASHLEY Furniture.. recently inaugurated(literally by the First Lady). So next day I peroused every floor.

    I found great things - AT 4 X the price I had paid for some in US. Yes. Not 10, 30, 50% more. Or even double. 4X

    A Seafoam green couch. Online $481. Free shipping to a freight forwarder, free and then transfer at 2.50lb x 150lbs...Even with shipping it is still 1/2 price.

    On the showroom floor. $68,000RD - $1577 US Plus ITBIS @ 18%.

    HASTA LUEGO. Be forwarned. Shop wisely.
    You can almost always import 1 of an item cheaper yourself than you can buy it here. You have another great example of this. Why would anyone not do that instead of paying such a ridiculously high price for buying it off the floor of a place that is literally raping you?
    Last edited by windeguy; 06-12-2014 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabejuventus View Post
    I don't think cmike would be so shocked. This is a different caribe guy, i.e., caribeman.
    OOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mea culpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I can only surmise that "Ashley" uses pine in their furniture.
    "PINO" is NOT a good choice for furniture here in the DR.
    "Termites" are "Cheering"!!!!
    AND, if "She" uses "Pressed Fiber Wood", you have a 3 to 5 year life span!
    "Maids are "Cheering"!
    "Caoba" O Nada"!!!!
    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

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    this furniture is ugly like sin. it will sell here.

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    Ashley Furniture is fairly cheap, even by US standards. There's no doubt in my mind that the wood they use for frames would not stand the test of time in the DR humidity.

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