Europe By Net takes orders for designer furniture through its catalog and website, apparently fulfills these orders by buying at retail in Europe, and ships them to the customer. It still, reportedly, can beat U.S. retail prices for those items. Europe By Nets’ website claims that some of its prices are 20 to 30% below U.S. retail. For example, the Flexform sofa depicted above is advertised at $7066, compared to $11,192 US retail.
Europe By Net is now asking the EU to investigate whether five Italian furniture manufacturers are engaged in a campaign of slander and price-fixing, making it more difficult for the comany’s Web site to advertise its service and sell its items. Via NY Times.