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Replica furniture

We've been keeping an eye on replica furniture suppliers for bar stools, lounge chairs and tables.  As we've posted before, we used one supplier, Matt Blatt, to purchase our dining room feature light, and we've considered them for the bar stools.

Since them we've found out how to purchase directly from China.  That carries some high risk, and massive savings, particularly if we were to ship them using China Post and be prepared for slow delivery (Australia Post has a joint venture with China Post).

I'm also looking around for mid and low level suppliers - the ones that don't take out large ads in glossy home and lifestyle magazines.  Close to home, we've spotted Relaxhouse Modern Furniture on Centre Dandenong Road.  Some further Googling and following links found me at Warehouse Direct AU on eBay.  Their location is also Cheltenham and their stock and pricing incredibly similar to Relaxhouse - so much so that I suspect they are the same people.

An eBay search for replica furniture, narrowed down to 200 kilometres from our postcode, gives private sellers and some retailers.  The quick way is to look at the eBay results on the left hand side of the screen where there is a box that identifies matching eBay stores that provide most of the retail/Buy Now listings in the replica furniture category, including Warehouse Direct AU, Replica Furniture and LWY Imports in Footscray.

Our Internet searching also found a local outdoor furniture store, Remarkable Furniture, that we'll need to visit eventually to find an outdoor dining table setting for our verandah.

[19 Jan 2011 update - we went to Relaxhouse this afternoon and they have Warehouse Direct AU across the front of their store too.]

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