Avoiding Colder’s Furniture — Some Options

Alternatives to Colder'sYou do have options–lots of them in fact. Shop around.

There are plenty of places in the Milwaukee area that sell bedroom, living room, dining room, home office, appliances, and electronics merchandise. Consider going to any one of them instead of patronizing Colder’s. This list is far from complete, in fact; do your own online search–for furniture in the case of the graphic above–and you’ll find plenty of alternatives to Colder’s that may provide a much better shopping experience before, during, and after the sale.

The quality of the merchandise at these alternative businesses is generally the same (lots of it imported from China), or better. Don’t get sucked in by Colder’s Half-Back, Full-Back, “Something More”, “Spend a Dollar, Get a Dollar” ads on TV and elsewhere, either, unless you really shop around and know what you’re doing. It may or may not be a better deal in the end.

Many of these other stores will have better everyday pricing than Colder’s. You might even avoid being stalked throughout the store like a piece of meat, too.

We are NOT endorsing any of the stores listed in the graphic above. Any of them–all of them–could potentially rip you off or cause you grief in some fashion, maybe in the same or a similar way Colder’s is ripping off us and others.

You may notice that Colder’s isn’t even listed in the short results; they don’t show up in the extended results until several pages later. From our perspective at this point, the farther down the list, the better.

5 thoughts on “Avoiding Colder’s Furniture — Some Options”

  1. The half back is a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGG JOKE its not half back its 33% of the sticker price i did the math on it and they were shock that i busted them on it. The sticker price is marked up when they started this bulls-it ad.

  2. Steinhafels and Colder’s, Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel are all… over– very over priced on chairs.Here is some advice if you are chair-occasional, wingback, dining room table- shopping.Go to the internet first. Go to Amazon.com or Overstock.com and browse their chair selections. Print out the picture of your chair. Then compare with the big box stores–the exact chairs right down to color fabric and design are online at a fraction of the cost-no $70 shipping cost -most of the time the big O is $2.95 or free. I am a very happy online chair shopper-FEDEX to my door fully put together (Becca creme linen chair). I am happy to share information about furniture shopping-comparison pricing. Also take your cellphone and get pics of the furniture store finds to see if you can find a better deal online worked for me!!

  3. We actually did quite well on the dollar for dollar. We purchased a very nice quality bedroom set for a very good price (even at full price). We couldn’t find anything else we wanted, so the sales person figured out a way for us to purchase 3 pieces and we got the other pieces free. I did my research before hand on bedroom sets. They also have a wood guarantee, which for a reasonable price, for the lifetime of the furniture they come out and refurbish the wood. I like that because night stands and tables get ruined often with liquids and heat.

  4. @Rachel: It all sounds very nice. Familiar, even. Hopefully you’ll avoid various after-the-sale problems others have had despite initial satisfaction as well. Good luck.

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