Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

Settee quality 

Some time last year I had written about our settees and what they are made of. Some are so expensive that it costs right up to $5,000. With that kind of amount I could make a small extension to my home.

We have a four-piece settee – two single seaters and two – two seaters.

Then we noticed that one of the two seaters was starting to recline, so to speak. We thought it was a spring or loose strap and just left it like that. As the days went into months the settee reclined more and more to a stage where we though we would soon be lying down instead of sitting.

So we flipped it over, tore of the bottom covering and were shocked to see the kind of timber that had been used. It was off cuts and pieces of waste wood including fiberboard.

Looking at the workmanship and the quality of the timber, we were convinced that we bought something that is of very low quality which does not match the cost.  What made us cringe was that we saw timber had been joined to make a whole length.

The Commerce Commission had been conducting enquires into medicine and hardware, its time to start again and begin with furniture.


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