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post #226 of 694
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post


Yeah that sounds like a worthwhile endevour.

much like knowingly buying counterfeit products crazy.gif
post #227 of 694
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Originally Posted by SamJ View Post

I want real opinions not something that might be fake. 

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post #228 of 694
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

much like knowingly buying counterfeit products crazy.gif

FYI I don't condone that practice. Reproductions are also clearly less favorable, but the extent to which it is acceptable or not (to me) varies from item to item (different from counterfeit). If I were in the market for an Eames, I'd get the real thing.

For now, I'm just a participant in the thread. Not sure if there was an insinuation that I am seeking to buy a fake in your post. I don't have a spot for a real or fake one in my place, but the chair looks nice.
post #229 of 694
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post


Yeah that sounds like a worthwhile endevour.


You are making it much harder than it really is, but then again I know a bunch of architects and furnitures dealers....


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Originally Posted by SamJ View Post

I can always sell it if I find an original. 

Better look up the laws where you live, It's not legal everywhere.
post #230 of 694
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

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This thread keeps producing new gold posters.
post #231 of 694
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

FYI I don't condone that practice. Reproductions are also clearly less favorable, but the extent to which it is acceptable or not (to me) varies from item to item (different from counterfeit). If I were in the market for an Eames, I'd get the real thing.

For now, I'm just a participant in the thread. Not sure if there was an insinuation that I am seeking to buy a fake in your post. I don't have a spot for a real or fake one in my place, but the chair looks nice.

all i'm suggesting is, it's not as hard as you make it. Post an ad on craigslist "seeking architect to source furniture" pay 10% of the cost as a fee assuming they can get it for you ($220 for only calling a company and placing an invoice is a good deal for them), and get your chair. I suppose it sounds a little sketchy, but so do these other "100% authentic reproduction" companies.
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As I am discovering, you often don't need an architect to get an architect discount. It can't hurt to ask what the trade price is and see if they just give it to you.
post #233 of 694
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

As I am discovering, you often don't need an architect to get an architect discount. It can't hurt to ask what the trade price is and see if they just give it to you.

that was crazy. I feel like my earlier furniture shopping has been rendered a waste in overpayment.
post #234 of 694
The salespeople on the floor don't care about checking if you're really working with an architect or designer--they just want to make a sale. If you promise you're working with one, they're eager enough to believe you.
post #235 of 694
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Originally Posted by SamJ View Post

So I have been looking at replicas.  Even though a real chair would be nice and I am constantly watching Craig's list and Ebay I have decided to go ahead and get a replica.  I can always sell it if I find an original.  What are the top companies for replicas that people have actually bought from and have experience with.  I can and have researched but I want real opinions not something that might be fake.  Thank you in advance.
Sad to say, but you're not going to get any good answers to your question here. This thread is full of snobby bullies who try to brainwash you with a bunch of BS about how reproductions are illegal, you're a terrible person, blah, blah, BLAH. Oh, and if you end up buying a repro and would like to share it here, they will accuse you of working for the company and being spam. Honestly, if I were you, I would try to find another site to ask your question. Just a head's up. smile.gif
post #236 of 694
Learning about the architect hook-up has instantly made this thread worthwhile for me. I have several architect clients. Maybe it's time to call them up and take them to lunch. smile.gif
post #237 of 694
I'd love to hear an actual successful purchase through an architect. I casually asked an architect friend about purchasing Herman Miller furniture through her firm, she told me it'd only be a couple hundred dollar difference. So I don't think it's as big of a difference as some have claimed here.
post #238 of 694
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Originally Posted by Brittany Paris View Post

Honestly, if I were you, I would try to find another site to ask your question. Just a head's up. smile.gif

and yet you keep coming back !
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I think she's into being bullied wink.gif
post #240 of 694
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Originally Posted by iamacyborg View Post

I think she's into being bullied wink.gif
It's really a give and take. wink.gif
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