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post #241 of 736
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

that was crazy. I feel like my earlier furniture shopping has been rendered a waste in overpayment.

I have a rule, if I don't get 20% discount, I'm going somewhere else, I know their mark ups (as I sell to retailers), so telling me I can't get a discount is like say, bye.
post #242 of 736
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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.

Most trade discounts seem to be like this. H-M wierdly seems to be the one major exception with discounts, same with Magis. One doesn't need to go through a firm, only to have their friend call up a retailer (not DWR type), say she's doing a private client, and have some form of legitimacy like an AIA number. The firm probably should stay out of it.
post #243 of 736
Architects have friends?
post #244 of 736
I just called an authorized dealer in Seattle, and to my surprise, they were more than willing to give me the architect discount which is pretty substantial, with just my name, email, payment type and shipping address. And the palisander and standard leather lounge chair is priced at $2900 with the discount.
post #245 of 736
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Originally Posted by Brittany Paris View Post

I just called an authorized dealer in Seattle, and to my surprise, they were more than willing to give me the architect discount which is pretty substantial, with just my name, email, payment type and shipping address. And the palisander and standard leather lounge chair is priced at $2900 with the discount.

Things you should have know before ordering a repro.
post #246 of 736
the palisander chair from H-M lists for roughly $5500. Not a bad deal there, especially since we know that the angles, measurments, etc. from places like MHD or Rove are not correct, and the ergonmics of the chair are what made it so comfortable and so special in the first place.
post #247 of 736
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Things you should have know before ordering a repro.
Im still glad I didn't shell out $2900, because to me, labels don't matter. What does matter is quality. I spent $1200 and change for a chair that is more than suitable for me. Also, I'm glad I bought the chair honestly, instead of lying and cheating my way to getting a real one for much cheaper. I guess you could say I have morals. smile.gif
post #248 of 736
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the palisander chair from H-M lists for roughly $5500. Not a bad deal there, especially since we know that the angles, measurments, etc. from places like MHD or Rove are not correct, and the ergonmics of the chair are what made it so comfortable and so special in the first place.
Rove Concepts has supposedly fixed the tilt of their chair. And I'll never know the difference because I don't have a real Eames lounge chair to study and compare.
post #249 of 736
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I guess you could say I have morals. smile.gif



post #250 of 736
Anyway, I don't want to quarrel anymore. We all have differing opinions and that's OK. I apologize if I have offended anyone and also for calling names. That was wrong. I'm usually not rude, but this thread has brought out the worst in me.
post #251 of 736
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Ew.
post #252 of 736
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Originally Posted by Brittany Paris View Post

I just called an authorized dealer in Seattle, and to my surprise, they were more than willing to give me the architect discount which is pretty substantial, with just my name, email, payment type and shipping address. And the palisander and standard leather lounge chair is priced at $2900 with the discount.

 

 

Wow, that to me is crazy. That's a very steep discount. If I was in the market for an Eames Lounge Chair right now, it'd be a no brainer for me to get the authentic one. Some may feel that labels don't matter. That's what I thought before as well, but then after I got my repro, the nagging feeling just kept growing until I pulled the trigger with an authentic one. Of course, my repro was a poor one and it sounds like people who purchased from Rove seem very happy with their chairs. But still, even if Rove did a 99% job imitating, the value of an authentic one is still 100% more than the repro, but not 1%. Again, not trying to convince people one way or the other, but my experience has been that the authentic one gives you way more than a chair, especially for a fanatic like me who needs to know all the details. 

post #253 of 736

Just emailed a local smaller retail store and asked what type of discount a designer would qualify. They said with Herman Miller, it'd be a 5%. That's a shame, considering the annual sale is 15% off. Btw, for Brittany, $2,900 is for the set or just the chair? 

post #254 of 736
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Btw, for Brittany, $2,900 is for the set or just the chair? 
It was for the chair and ottoman. The company is called business interiors northwest, located in Seattle. Crazy, huh?
post #255 of 736
I just called them up, asked what the architect's discount would be, and they were ready to sell me one, no strings attached. But even if I had almost 3 grand to spend, My conscience would be eating at me. Lying about being an architect is almost like getting food stamps when you're a millionaire. :/
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