Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

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Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby Sweet Joy » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:59 pm

Hi, my ironing board is spoilt. I am wondering if I should spend a little more to get one of those ironing boards that are 'branded'?

Would you spend more than $200 for an ironing board?

Getting some of your comments before I scoot to get a new ironing board.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby starlight1968sg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:41 pm

No.
An ironing board is still an ironing board.

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby NigelTKM » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:37 pm

wow! ya I won't spend $200 on a board too. Unless it can last you for several years? One average ironing board can last me for pretty long. Easily over a year or two. Just that we have to change the cover maybe every 8months or less.

I think the cost benefit don't really match for a $200 ironing board. Two ironing boards = 1 ipad air with data plan. Perhaps that might be a good comparison to bring my point across :smile:

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby Imami » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:06 pm

No. My iron doesn't even cost that much, let alone the board :laugh:

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby b2b3m4 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:45 am

Mine came together with the iron and cost 10x more.
To me its well worth the $ since i only iron once a week, 2-3 hr and clear the whole family's clothing eg. hub & mine work clothes, children's school uniform x 3 etc..

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby slmkhoo » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:36 am

What's the cost of a lower-end basic board? And what's the difference in quality, functionality etc between the lower-end and higher-end? I can't even remember how much mine cost, and since I've had it for over 15yrs (since moved into this flat), the cost will be out of date. It's a basic type, probably bought at an NTUC, and it's served me well.

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby Sweet Joy » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:49 pm

b2b3m4 wrote:Mine came together with the iron and cost 10x more.
To me its well worth the $ since i only iron once a week, 2-3 hr and clear the whole family's clothing eg. hub & mine work clothes, children's school uniform x 3 etc..


Which brand is your iron and the ironing board?

Does your ironing board have features like: adjustable height, wide width for ironing T-shirts, a good quality cover, warranty,etc.?

Looking forward to your sharing. :smile:

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby cherrygal » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:05 pm

It's not about whether $200 is too much for an ironing board. We all know how long our $50 ironing boards can last. Mine's a hand-me-down from my mom...

Like any branded item, buy it if you like it and can afford it. If household income is high and you don't usually buy branded luxury items for fun, just buy the branded board to make yourself happy. Just be sure about it and not regret the purchase.

Think about it, it's just a one-time investment which can potentially last you the next 20 years and $200 won't make you any poorer or richer.

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby starlight1968sg » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:10 pm

cherrygal wrote: Think about it, it's just a one-time investment which can potentially last you the next 20 years and $200 won't make you any poorer or richer.

OT: What are the items ie electrical appliances that can potentially last for about 20 years? :lol:

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Re: Would you spend $200 for an ironing board?

Postby cherrygal » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:24 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
cherrygal wrote: Think about it, it's just a one-time investment which can potentially last you the next 20 years and $200 won't make you any poorer or richer.

OT: What are the items ie electrical appliances that can potentially last for about 20 years? :lol:


No appliance can last more than 2-5 years now. :lol:

My post was saying the $200 branded board can last maybe 20yrs (coz my mom's board is almost that age). Not talking about electrical appliances.

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