Pay attention to user reviews
User reviews can often provide insight into the quality of a piece of furniture. Reviews can also let you know about any defects or false advertising in advance so you don’t waste your money or time on a defective product.
Furniture with mostly one or two star reviews should be avoided. Reviewers typically go into more detail about a poor rating, but, if you see something bombarded with low reviews, it’s usually for a good reason. Sometimes the item is a scam that does not work properly or is not of the stated quality. Other times, negative reviews may just be for shipping related reasons.
Reading a handful of both positive and negative user reviews can give you a much better picture of how good a piece of furniture actually is. Reading reviews is especially important for large items like televisions, beds, and sofas.