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Looks good but doesn't last - poor value for money
on 19 December 2014
I was delighted when I first purchased this bean bag last October. Loved everything about it. However, to my dismay I noticed yesterday that the waterproof backing has come away from part of the bag and shredded inside. When I phoned the company to enquire about this, they informed me it happens when near a heat source. It hasn't been put near a radiator, as we don't have one and it's the other side of the room from the air heating vent and can't be put near it due to the set up in the room. (Also who in the right mind would put material close to a heat source blocking the heat from rising and circulating?!) When I explained that there was no way it could have been near a heat source I was then told this can ONLY happen if near a heat source,.... I am big enough to accept if breakages are due to my error but I am miffed it is implied that I am at fault when there is simply no way this item has been near a heat source. Not impressed after paying over £60 for the bean bag to last little more than a year!!
The bean bag had never even been taken outside, so goodness knows how long it would last if used outside during the summer. When enquired if this bean bag isn't as robust as normal bean bags I was told it was in fact the most hardy of materials. I am astounded as I've material bean bags that have survived 10 plus years with heavy wear used inside and out. Imagine my delight of being informed that the bean bags are only guaranteed for a year!
Be careful folks, this bag looks nice on the outside but doesn't stand up to any wear and tear. Gutted as I was very careful with this beanbag as it was a lot of money to pay and was a treat!
Advice, great bean bag while it last but don't expect many years of use. On another note, I am now looking into flame retardant underwear as I obviously must have an extremely hot bottom!!!!