Costco enthusiasts find themselves in the midst of a heated debate as a particular piece of furniture from the wholesale giant takes the internet by storm.
Social Media Sensation
Costco’s latest sensation is none other than their Thomasville Marion Fabric Convertible Sofa, which comes complete with a trundle that can be neatly tucked away as an extension of the couch. Priced at a competitive $1,299.99 on the official Costco website, it even includes delivery, setup, and packaging removal – a deal that has set tongues wagging.
The buzz surrounding this convertible sofa reached a fever pitch when a TikTok video was posted under the handle @thatfunrealtor. In this viral video, one woman shares her ingenious pitch strategy as she “sells” the sofa to her husband during a casual Costco shopping trip. After capturing this hilarious exchange on camera, she couldn’t resist sharing it with the world on TikTok.
The original video showcasing the transformative sofa quickly amassed over 34.1 million views and garnered more than 2 million likes on TikTok. As viewers watched the video of the enthusiastic friends demonstrating the sofa’s features, a couple passing by couldn’t help but inquire about the couch’s comfort.
Their query, “How does it feel?” echoed the sentiments of countless viewers who were, in a way, virtually joining the sales pitch. @thatfunrealtor captioned the video with, “Pretty sure Costco sold out of these after this demo,” signifying the sofa’s newfound popularity.
As the video spread across social media, a whirlwind of opinions emerged in the comment section. Shoppers had polarizing views on Costco’s latest furniture addition. While some praised the sofa’s concept, others had reservations.
One TikTok user shared, “The idea is nice, we have one…our guests have complained it’s not comfortable and end up on our living room couch halfway through the night.” Another chimed in, “Had one, they break easy. Terribly put together. Looks like a great idea, but the tracks break entirely too easy just while you’re sitting on it.”
Some even critiqued the price, with one person claiming, “They’re way too expensive though, I work there and won’t touch our furniture.”
In the midst of the debate, many social media users drew comparisons to a more affordable alternative available at IKEA. One TikTok viewer confidently asserted, “IKEA makes that better. Not a new concept.” Another echoed the sentiment, saying, “IKEA has had a better version of this for a decade, and it’s half the price.”
Interestingly, some viewers were surprised by the excitement surrounding a sleeper sofa. A TikTok user shared their worldly perspective, “What? You guys don’t know sofas like that? Totally common in Europe for years. Even my grandma had one of these about 45 years ago.”
Another user added with a touch of sarcasm, “It’s like nobody has seen a sleeper sofa…”
Defenders of Costco
Despite the mixed reviews and comparisons, loyal customers came to the defense of Costco’s product. One shopper commented, “My cousin has this couch; it’s so comfy.” Another fan declared, “The best investment I have ever made,” showcasing the sofa’s enduring appeal.
As the debate rages on, it’s evident that Costco’s convertible sofa has sparked a fiery conversation on the internet. Whether you’re Team Costco or Team IKEA, one thing is for sure – the world of furniture shopping has never been so entertaining.
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