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I'd choose another if I were you.
 from New York, NY,  Jan 3, 2011

I'm a newly single guy living in New York City. I was in the market for a inexpensive couch so I gave this one a try. The previous reviews seemed positive (at the time of my purchase) so I took the plunge. First, the distributor of the couch drug their feet over 4 weeks to ship the couch. Overstock's customer service are apt and show initiative in solving problems, however, this review isn't for the service. When the couch arrived is was bound together, shipped in one make-shift box. It looked like it had been through hell. I got the couch into my apartment and started to unwrap it. Right away I was pleased with the color but immediately could tell the the fabric was trash. By the time that I got it put together it looked like a couch that'd been used for months. PUTTING IT TOGETHER The packaging came with all the necessary nuts & bolts required to put the couch together, that was a plus. However, from the first bolt to the last screw it was a total pain to assemble. The side arms are connected to the bulk of the couch by these metal inserts. (i.e. insert tab A into slot B) The right side arm was fine and slid perfectly into place securely. The left however came bent and was nearly impossible to get into it's slot. It took me 40 minutes of beating the crap out of it to get it finally in place. Luckily the arms also bolt in, only slightly tightening them LIVING WITH IT The cushions are held in by velcro. The couch makes the most obnoxious sounds when you sit down on it or adjust your position. The cushions themselves don't hold their shape for very long. After about a month you could very plainly see the most popular areas of the couch. They do not bounce back and after a couple months of being used everyday it's become pretty uncomfortable. The arms are only cushioned on top and the corners are sharp, bare wood. Using the arms as a cushion to lay on is NOT an option. The fabric is...gross to the touch. It's a strange, cheap micro fiber that attracts literally EVERY piece of dirt and hair in my small studio apartment. It's CONSTANTLY dirty and the fabric doesn't vacuum well. It's my fault for buying this couch site unseen and I can't say that this is the last time I'll buy from Overstock but it's definitely the last time I'll buy a couch without testing it first. Take it from me you're better off not buying this couch!!

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