Posted by: thefutonshoppaloalto | April 9, 2011

Futon Math

Just a little thought I had today:

If you buy a futon @ TheFutonShop for around $1200, you will get a frame that lasts for years on end with proper care and use. It comes with a nice lengthy warranty period too. The futon mattress you can purchase with the frame for that price range can be any futon mattress that will last anywhere between 6-15 years with everyday use. The slipcover can last as long as the frame even. Both mattress and slipcover comes with a nice lengthy warranty period as well. They are all made in our warehouse in San Francisco, so any problems with stitching, zippers, and tacking can be promptly fixed.

So here’s the math:

$1200/365 days = ~$3.28 a day.

You save $3.28 a day for a year, then buy a futon that will last you 10-15 years.

The actual value of using this futon set up would be $18000 for 15 years.

Of course, all things depreciate their value over the years of use. Compare the depreciation of that to a car, and the value of getting a good night’s sleep, a comfortable couch, with years of use far outweighs the cost, don’t it?

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