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Seat Saver
By:  Amy Jacquin

You know the feeling... You sit in a chair and sink almost to the floor! If your seat needs a lift, the $8 Seat Saver claims to help.

"Here are the directions," Amy Jacquin says as she hands Ed Dodd a little slip of paper. "That's all that comes with it!"

"We're supposed to place the Seat Saver under the cushion for a solid seating pattern," Ed reads. Ed Dodd deals in used furniture at Mr Ed's Trading Post in Cape Girardeau. He sees a big need for such a product, IF it works. "Use several for larger-sized sofas. Or if the Seat Saver is too wide, either fold one panel back, or trim a panel with scissors."

Ed tries to put the Seat Saver in an old wing-backed chair. " We may have to trim that, or find another one to fit in there better."

"It doesn't say which direction to have the folds, either, does it?"Amy asks.

"Nope, it sure doesn't."

We end-up folding two panels over, almost doubling-up the Seat Saver. And even then, it peaks out of the front of the chair.

"It feels like it didn't sag as bad," says Ed after he sits down. "really."

Remember we doubled-up the Seat Saver because the chair is smaller. So we move on to another chair. This one is big enough to spread the Seat Saver all the way out.

"I feel some difference," Ed says as he scrunches his face. "When it was doubled-up it really made a difference. But with it all the way open, I'm not feeling it as much."

We try switching the folds around, to see if that makes any improvement.

"It's still not much of a difference," Ed answers."I'm not impressed with that at all."

Amy next sits in a nice chair, but the seat is starting to give.Then she figures out how the Seat Saver fits the best. Finally, she sits down again to compare before and after.

"Maybe a very little difference," she says uncertainly. "But not much. Not much."

It's less expensive than buying a new chair, and it does make a little difference. But to really feel any firmness, you need to double it up, so at $8 each, you're looking at a $16 investment. And even then, there's no guarantee the Seat Saver will hold its strength after repeat use. You may want to explore a piece of plywood instead. We give the Seat Saver a saggy D+.

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