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Furniture Shopping Today June 14, 2008

Posted by Mitchell in Home, Science & Technology.
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I don’t need any furniture, but by golly I’m going look at some a big ol’ buttload of it.  The World Market Center is open to the public for this weekend, and the Parental Units and I are going to wander around in it for a couple hours.  Check out the Wikipedia on the World Market Center.  That place is HUUUGE and it’s getting even bigger next month when they open the third building.  Rod Stewart will play the opening it seems.

Usually the place is only open to furniture dealers but twice a year they have a big clearance sale and they charge you 10 bucks a head just for the priveledge of walking through the doors.  Like I said, I really don’t need any furniture, but hey, who knows?  I might find a bargain I just can’t refuse.


Shopping was limited to the first and second floors of buildings A & B.  Not all the displayers participated in the sale, but It was still HUGE.  We spent the better part of three hours there going through it all.  There were some deep discounts on the floor samples around (40 – 50%) but the vast majority wasn’t in a style that really appealed to me.  The stuff that did was still to expensive for me.  I didn’t really need any furniture anyway.  But…I don’t like my coffee and end table anymore, so I had my eye out for possible replacements.  I didn’t see anything that interested me though.

I did find something else that really interested me in one of the first showrooms we entered: a leather turtle tortiose ottoman.  It’s really, really cool but I can’t get the image to load for some reason tonight.  I’ll try again tomorrow.  Anyway, the price for it is $500+.  I have no place for it.  I don’t need it.  The cat would just scratch it up anyway.  My parents bought a really nice jewellry box there and my Dad found out that they were willing to bargain – $475 to $310 on the box.

I don’t need no damn leather tortise ottoman.




1. A Las Vegas Furniture Person Who Knows - June 14, 2008

Sorry to disappoint you, but the incomplete World Market Center is considerably smaller (less than half) in size, product assortment, respect and influence assortment than the mammoth High Point Market (www.highpointmarket.org) in North Carolina, where the showrooms comprise 12 million square feet.

The World Market Center is struggling to grow. The industry cannot afford its costs.

The biggest brands and most influential vendors are ensconced in High Point.

The World Market Center is only a struggling regional trade show.

All that glitters is not necessary gold.

2. Enas Yorl - June 14, 2008

OK. Well, I went and saw and wasn’t disappointed. It is incomplete, but they seem to be going full steam ahead and if the the wiki post is correct: “In 2005, WMCLV announced plans for completion of an expansion increasing the space to a total of 12 million ft²” then it will be the same size as the High Point Market in North Carolina.

The place has obviously has some serious money behind it and they’re betting big on Las Vegas. Go ask Steve Wynn on how his bets have done over the years. I’m not saying that every project here strikes gold – Bob Snow will tell you a tale of woe, so will the Monorail people, but on the whole I’m generally bullish on Las Vegas’ future to become a real, new World-Class city.

In any case, I don’t live in North Carolina and have no intention of going there to look at furniture and home decoration stuff.

3. Lemur King - June 18, 2008

Enas, I hereby give thee summons to a meme. You are not the only recipient. 🙂


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