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My Experience With Overstock

Thursday, April 18, 2013

During the winter we made a few changes around our house.  The rug we were using in the living room was too small and the wing back chairs needed to be updated or replaced.  The rug moved to another room and the chairs moved upstairs for the time being.  We explored lots of options for their replacements, but finally decided to try Overstock.  (By the way, no one paid me to post this.)


We ordered this rug and these chairs and never once looked back.  I will say that I read each and every review carefully before making my final decision.


The chairs, are the perfect scale for our small-scale living room.  They are also very comfortable to everyone in the family -  our heights range from 5'7" - 6'.  I'm crazy about the tufting, the nail head trim, and the gorgeous castor fitted legs!  The only thing, and this really isn't a deal breaker for me, is the seam that runs down the side of the chair.  I would love it if it was a solid piece of fabric rather than pieced.  Again, not a deal breaker.

Delivery was super fast.  If you're like me, once you make a decision to order something on-line, you want it to arrive the next day!  I ordered the chairs on a Sunday evening and they arrived by Thursday - free shipping!  Would I buy them again?  Absolutely!


We wanted a natural fiber rug for our living room - preferably something in the sisal family.  I really wanted one with chunky texture, but we often go barefoot and like to sit on the floor from time to time.  The Ballard rug peaked my curiosity, but I've heard several other bloggers say that it wasn't soft enough under foot so that wouldn't work.  

We chose this rug in 9 x 13 and love it!  It is soft, has the texture we wanted, and the size is perfect for our living room.  The only down side is that it shed a bit in the beginning.  Regular vacuuming helps.  It also slips around if you do not use a rug pad - so a pad is recommended.  Would I purchase it again?  YES!
   

In other news, I recently purchased a swim suit from Overstock and sent it back.  Probably can't blame that on Overstock though ;).  Do you shop on Overstock?


28 comments:

  1. I LOVE that rug and the chairs are beautiful. Didn't know Overstock sold swimsuits. I have always had good lucky with Overstock. Can't beat the shipping either.

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  2. Love it.
    Yes, I do because I am like that too. Nothing beats instant gratification except my dog getting skunked. That, not the sort of instant gratification that I would bestow on my worst enemy.
    pve

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  3. Love the changes you have made Rene, just perfect! I have not personally purchased from Overstock but have suggested pieces for clients who have been quite pleased. Your recommendation to read the reviews is spot on! And regarding the seams on the chairs, how about a complementary fabric on the outside???!!!

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  4. What a brave woman you are, buying chairs online without sitting in them first. They look great in your revamped living room, and it's fortunate that they are comfortable, too! Never shopped at Overstock, but I may have to give them a look next time. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  5. I am so glad you posted about this! I have a 9 x 12 in the cart right now at Overstock. It's the khaki bordered sisal. It has a rubber backing. I too have poured over the reviews. What do you think?? Go for it? It's inexpensive, and like you said, free shipping!

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  6. over the years i have ordered 2 sets of dining chairs and a rug and maybe more from them. i've always been happy and love their speedy delivery!

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  7. I haven't purchased anything from yet - I don't think. Sometimes that site is a little overwhelming because there are so many options! But the prices are great. Love your rug and those chairs - but that pouf makes me giddy - LOVE it!

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    1. Haha...poufs make us all giddy :). That thing moves all over the house!

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  8. I have and have had a lot of good luck with their rugs!! Take care, Caroline

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  9. I think overstock ROCKS! I've gotten a couple of chandeliers and rugs and have been very happy with everything I've purchased from them...especially the savings compared to other stores where I've seen the exact same things but with higher price tags and with the free or $2.95 shipping fees, well you cant beat it with a stick. My hair salon has those same chairs you just bought and they still look terrific two years later...excellent choice!

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  10. I bought my first digital camera from OverStock over 10 years ago! Love them and highly recommend on customer service, quality & of course free shipping. Or shipping for only $1.

    Love your purchases! Looks great!

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  11. I shop Overstock regularly and have been pleased with everything I've both. I recently bought two gorgeous runner rugs. My next purchase will be exactly what you just bought--a large area rug and two chairs for the living room. But I'm still trying to decide which ones to get.

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  12. Such pretty updates! I've never bought anything, I'm such a chicken if I can't sit in furniture. Those chairs would be perfect for a client, and I would buy them after you said they were comfortable!

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  13. Overstock has the BEST rugs! I love what I have purchased from the site.

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  14. Excited to read your post this morning - I have 3 runners in my shopping cart on Overstock and have been afraid to pull the trigger! I've also been eying some tufted dining chairs there as well. I think I'll be hitting the checkout button today. Your living room looks great!!

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  15. I love what you've done to your family room. I'm headed to Overstock right now to check out that rug!! I want! :)

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  16. I'm also very happy you posted this! I need an 8x10 rug for my living room. Is this the natural color fine sisal rug?

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  17. I love Overstock as well. I'm always scared to buy big stuff because I was burned once on a rug purchase. The color was not at all what I needed or how it appeared online, and it was $40 to ship it back! So I'm really scared to buy chairs and such. This room looks great!

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  18. I love Overstock! I've bought quite a bit from them and their prices and shipping are outstanding...in fact I never have had to pay for shipping! Love those chairs, I considered them but didn't order b/c I didn't think the color would work in our den but still...I wish I had a place for them!

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  19. Your chair and rug look so great in your living room, Rene. The legs and casters are such a pretty detail on the chairs. I have had several natural fiber rugs over the years and just love them. We are in the market for a new one for our living room and I've been stalking Overstock, so I'm glad to read about your positive experience with them.

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  20. Why YES I do! In fact, I currently have a huge box in my family room that held the metal dining chairs I ordered and were delivered yesterday! I have ordered items several times and love the free shipping and FAST delivery.

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  21. In general, I really like Overstock. Great customer service, fast shipping. I bought my beautiful chandelier there http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/6-Light-Curved-Iron-and-Crystal-Chandelier/3267051/product.html , this dress which was over $200 at Nordstroms http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Adrianna-Papell-Evenings-One-Shoulder-Beaded-Top-Dress/5660185/product.html and this rug http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hand-woven-Resorts-Natural-Grey-Fine-Sisal-Rug-6-x-9/4382737/product.html

    Love your selections as well! It would be great if you would post the links - thanks!

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    1. The links are there Laurie. Not sure why you don't see them. Hmmm...

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  22. I ordered my laundry room chandelier from Overstock. It arrived a few days later! A few crystals were broken and their customer service was fabulous to deal with. New crystals arrived a few days later. Your living room is so pretty Rene and comfortable and inviting. Love your mirror.

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    1. Allison, you really need to send me pictures of your house. If sounds gorgeous! And I know we all would enjoy seeing it. What do you say?

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  23. Rene your living room looks fantastic! So pretty....love all the changes you've made. That rug looks like it would be soft too.

    I ordered the new light fixtures for my old house from Overstock...they were great. Also a patio table...it arrived messed up but I sent them a picture and they sent a new one right away. I will definitely shop there again.

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