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In the near future, I'd like to buy a two or three-seat reclining sofa for our basement family room. I am of course familiar with La-z-Boy, and I absolutely love them. But man are they expensive. Are there competitors to La-z-Boy that offer comparable quality at a lower price point?

By the way, this room is narrow, and it's primary use will be for watching TV. Because it's narrow, I'd like to get a recliner that doesn't need to be placed too far from the wall. Any thoughts on that?

Thanks in advance for the feedback!
 

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In the near future, I'd like to buy a two or three-seat reclining sofa for our basement family room. I am of course familiar with La-z-Boy, and I absolutely love them. But man are they expensive. Are there competitors to La-z-Boy that offer comparable quality at a lower price point?

By the way, this room is narrow, and it's primary use with be for watching TV. Because it's narrow, I'd like to get a recliner that doesn't need to be placed too far from the wall. Any thoughts on that?

Thanks in advance for the feedback!
Our La-z-Boy recliners are from their wall hugger series and can be placed a few inches from the wall to operate. They slide forward when you recline them instead of tilting back.

We have had our La-z-Boy for about 15 years still works like new and it still comfortable. Prior to that we had El-Ran reclining sofa and loveseat which was also quite good and durable.
 

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We just moved from Ontario to New Brunswick a little over a year ago and sold most of our furniture. We needed a new sofa set and set a budget and started looking on Kijiji. It took awhile to find what we wanted but we got a 3 piece leather set in almost new condition for $700.00. I can tell you from doing my searches, there are lots of good deals there. If I could find something in NB close to my home, you should have no problem in Montreal.
 

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I say LayZboy. Im sure quality has dropped as it has with most industries when you buy new, but my parents bought some from a consignment place probably 10 years ago and I still have one that still works great, is comfy and firm. I would have kept the other if the cat didn't particularly like scratching it.

Consignment shops are getting pricier as retail space is more expensive but I'd start there. Find the features size and material that you'd like and go from there. Who doesn't love Kijiji though. Be sure to bring your own popcorn, pets and porn to test the Kijiji buys. People love that.
 

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The quality and consistency of Lay-Z-Boy products have declined precipitously in the last several years - though the prices haven't. Have a good look before you buy.
I have a blue cushy fabric Lazyboy chair that we purchased new in 1997, used daily, still works like new, just starting to wear on the lower edge of the seat cushion. Its a tank. Our new Lazboy sofa from 2013 has had a lot of issues with the mechanism and the leather is essentially worn out after only 4 years. IT may be model dependant as well.
 

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I bought three nice chairs a number of years ago at Leon's from their bargain room. One was a soft leather recliner that was likely around $700.00 new. I paid $100.00 for it. I used it for 8-9 years and it still looked like new and gave it to a friend who needed some furniture and he has been using it for about 3 years now.

If you have a Leon's near you, that would be worth checking out and maybe even letting a couple of the sales people know what you are looking for and if one shows up, have them call you.
 
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