Ashley Furniture Informative - Differing grades of furniture
I was able to get an Ashley Furniture store employee to admit to me that their company routinely manufactures furniture for "Big-Lots" stores and that this "grade" of furniture is their very "lowest" quality furniture. This was accomplished by asking a sales associate why a certain reclining couch (very comfortable too) was only $499. To this she replied "that's the line we mfg for Big-Lots! Actually what they do is just put differing names on the SAME furniture type.Ex: Their leather gets the name "Millenium" as their top-of-the-line product and the "middle of the road" gets the "Ashley" name. The low end doesn't even get a name yet it's all the same mfg! After all these questions, it was cleas she just wanted me out ot the store!!!