When we bought our new TV last year, I had also planned to purchase a new entertainment center. Almost a year later, and we still had our TV sitting on the old base from our projection television.
We just could not find an entertainment center that met our needs, fit the budget and had the quality I was looking for. So, I was pleasantly surprised, when I started browsing the Sauder website and noticed how affordable the furniture prices were — especially since the pieces looked both stylish and functional.
The website layout is very fluid and I found it easy to sort furniture by different categories and functions to narrow down my choices. After comparing several TV stands, I chose the Entertainment Credenza with an Estate Black Finish.
When I originally chose this piece, I was a bit confused by a photo that showed the credenza with a hutch piece on top. I decided to call customer service to make sure I knew what I was ordering. The representative was helpful and friendly. She thanked me for bringing the photo to her attention, as the hutch was discontinued. In just a few moments I had confirmed this was the piece I wanted and after refreshing the page, I noticed the photo had been updated almost instantly.
While making my choice, I was also quite happy to see that the website offered extensive dimensions — when I ordered this piece, I knew it would be the exact size we needed.
Shipping was fast and the packaging was professional. Once I managed to open the box (it was really well packed!), all of the pieces were accounted for and I found no damaged parts. Putting the Credenza together by myself took about 3 hours (with a break for lunch and a few interruptions from the phone and the dog).
And, don’t worry if you think ready-to-assemble furniture sounds like a scary undertaking – for this piece, easy assembly would be an understatement! It uses Twist-Lock® Fasteners to attach everything together and they made the whole process go so much quicker than any other furniture I’ve had to assemble. The instruction book was also clear and well laid out.
It can be nerve-wracking not knowing what kind of quality you’ll get buying large items sight unseen. I couldn’t be happier with The Sauder Experience of shopping for furniture online! This piece is so sturdy and well made that I know it will last our family a very long time. It is also the perfect entertainment stand, for our needs.
The interior shelves are adjustable and easily accommodate my daughter gaming systems, the Blu-Ray and VCR players, satellite box as well as quite a few games, movies and accessories. There is even one left over shelf that is the perfect size for a new stereo (*wink wink hubby!).
I can even see myself easily re-purposing this Entertainment Credenza for other areas or functions and I’ll share those ideas in a later post. Have you ever ordered furniture online and had a good or bad experience? I’d love to hear about it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.