(MOBILE, Ala.) Furniture Fix promises to get rid of that slouch in your couch. Allison Kelley and her son Connor's special spot on the couch now dips in the middle. Her sofa's status is not good. "It's very saggy, you sit down and kinda sunk into it and almost got stuck," says Kelley.
The infomercial says that the reason the couch cushions collapse is weak springs. They say just slide Furniture Fix under your cushion to add instant support so you can get up easier.
To test Furniture Fix on Allison's caved in couch, we called in Furniture expert Kevin Booker with J & J Furniture. He knows all to well about sinking sofas. "It's the number one reason we have people coming in looking for new upholstery," says Booker.
We pulled out the interlocking panels that adjust and Booker placed them under Allison's couch cushion. When we stood back and looked at the cushion I saw a visual difference. Booker agreed, "Visually, there's some reinforcement there and it lifts the cushion up. If you're looking for visual this product will probably help some with that," says Booker.
At this point Booker seemed impressed. On the infomercial they put a 400 pound Sumo wrestler and a 600 pound Sumo wrestler on a couch with the support of Furniture Fix and showed the couch not sagging or sinking with 1,000 pounds of Sumos on top.
"We took the Furniture Fix product and set it up in the center cushion which when they send you a package it only covers one cushion and you actually need three to cover a sofa which can cost you more money," says Booker.
So did it save Allison's sofa? "It did help a bit but we were still sagging into it just a little," says Kelley.
In your opinion is this a deal or dud. "A dud," says Booker.
Our expert says cosmetically it looked OK. But for stability purposes, it did not work. By the way it cost $15.