Ordering a Bean Bag Chair on the Internet
Bean bag chairs are rarely sold in retail stores, at least the super high quality ones. Most probably, if you want to purchase a bean bag chair, you’ll have to do it on the Internet – that is, without actually seeing the item or even touching it. Hence, before you make that purchase, look into to a few things to ensure that you end up with something that will work for you and your family.
First off, does the manufacturer provide a warranty for the bean bag chair? Many products out there are sold without any warranties. Whether it’s 30 days, 5 years or a lifetime, the warranty terms and period should be crystal to you.
Does the bean bag chair have removable and washable cover? Remember that some removable covers couldn’t be taken off the chair, which is no good. In such a case, the cover will certainly limit the life of your chair. Even if you spot clean, the cover will not remain clean for a long time. Over time, you will want to wash the cover, but since you cannot remove it, you will probably decide to throw the chair – and your money – away.
Polystyrene bead fill will make the chair light and easy to move around, but because the material breaks down with time, you will need to refill the bean bag after a while. This can be rather costly, and finding reasonably priced polystyrene beads may not come easy. Polyurethane foam fill might be preferable, as it is super soft and comfy and doesn’t integrate, which means refills are totally out of the question.
Before you purchase a bean bag chair, consider the material used as filling. Does the manufacturer comply with safety regulations? Does the fill leak off harmful gases into your home, and is it carcinogenic? Are there safety features, such as a child-safe zipper? These are all critical considerations for anyone planning to buy furniture of any kind. Go for a safe bean bag made by a manufacturer that cares about consumers’ health and the environment.
Lastly, if you are unsure about the product, call the company or send them an email. They must reply in a timely manner. When purchasing on the web, errors can be expensive. So before placing an order for a bean bag chair, know as much as you can about it. Customer reviews featured on popular consumer websites can be indispensable (avoid marketing websites which are almost always misleading).