Guys, in this post I want to review a furniture piece that I absolutely love, the Sauder O’Sullivan Multimedia Storage Tower Cinnamon Cherry.
You may have heard of it, it’s pretty popular in these days on Amazon (and not only), so you might be interested in finding out whether it’s a great thing to buy, or not.
This product is a great storage piece that will help you get rid of all the unnecessary things you keep all over the house and store them in a safe, neat place, within your reach.
I bought it a few months ago and I was surprised not to find any decent review on the Internet, besides the ones on Amazon.
As it was a pretty popular product even then, I was expecting to find a lot of opinions about it, but there weren’t any, actually.
So, for the ones of you who are thinking to purchase the Sauder O’Sullivan Multimedia Storage Tower Cinnamon Cherry, I decided to write a review of it and let you know the reasons why I recommend it and why I don’t.
I promise to get straight to the point and give you a very clear idea whether it’s worth buying or not.
But before I do this, let me show you some general things about this storage tower and most importantly, where I recommend you to buy it from.
Product name: O’SULLIVAN MULTIMEDIA STORAGE TOWER, CINNAMON CHERRY
Price: $30.21 (At the time when I published this article)
Cheapest place to buy: AMAZON
My rating: 9.90/10
Worth buying? : AT THIS MOMENT, TOTALLY ( 50% sale)
As you probably noticed already, I’m a huge fan of this storage tower, so I have a lot of praises I could say about it. I bought it a few months ago (when it didn’t have this amazing price 🙁 ), and I still have it in my living room.
But I will tell you more about it a bit later, because for now, I want to show you the main things I liked about it. And although I didn’t find many downsides about it, there are still a few that I want you to be aware of, in case you decide on this product.
What I liked about it
- It looks really nice and elegant, you would have never said it costed me just $45 (the price I paid for it at that time)
- For me, the biggest advantage is that it’s extremely versatile: you can use not only for CDs and DVDs, but also for books, papers or any other thing that fits on the shelves. That’s because the shelves don’t have a certain gap where you have to put them, they can actually be placed wherever you want, so you can do this according to what you want to store in it
- Therefore, you can also use it as a bookcase. I recommended it to someone and he needed a space for this books, so he used it for this purpose with no problems
- I didn’t have any trouble with the assembly or with the instructions
- It was a great bargain when I bought it (just around $45), so now I really don’t have anything else to say about the price ($30), just to take advantage of it as fast as you can 😉
- You get free shipping for orders over $49, but the normal shipping fee is really low anyway (around $5, depending on where exactly you live)
- In these 8-7 months since I’ve been having this storage tower, it didn’t get broken, scratched or anything of this type. This really impressed me because I was expecting a really low quality for this price, but it seems I was wrong (fortunately :D)
What I didn’t like about it
- I hate that it’s one of those many products that can’t be shipped internationally, just within the US. It’s also available on Amazon Canada, but even so, 2 countries is very little. I consider it extremely unfair that people outside the America can’t really take advantage of this great offer
- The price changes pretty often on Amazon, so you can’t really tell when you’ll get a great offer or when it’ll go away. Although the price differences aren’t higher than $30 (in this case), it’s not the most pleasant thing in the world
Like you probably realized from these pros and cons, my general opinion about this storage tower is a very good one, so if you need my advice whether to buy it or not, I say you should give it a try.
After all, just like I said, there’s nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. 😀
In the paragraphs from below I will try to tell you about my experience with the Sauder O’Sullivan Multimedia Storage Tower Cinnamon Cherry and give you a few more details about its advantages and downsides.
So stay tuned! 🙂
MULTIMEDIA Storage. This means multiple ways of use, right?
Believe it or not, I wasn’t aware of this fact until a friend of mine, to whom I recommended this piece, told me he was using it as a bookcase. I was surprised to hear this, because I didn’t really understand how could some books fit on one of those shelves, when my DVDs would fit in perfectly.
And there’s a huge difference between a book and a DVD, when it comes to dimensions.
But things got very clear when my friend explained me how he did it. When he assembled the storage tower, instead of adding all the shelves, he added just a few.
This made each shelf to have a much larger space, with longer dimensions. And that was just perfect for books.
It was so simple that I would have never thought about it. 😛
Therefore, you don’t necessarily have to use this furniture piece to store CDs and DVDs. It’s true that this is its purpose, but it’s a “multimedia” storage, which means that it can have multiple ways in which you can use it.
Now tell me this isn’t great…It can be a CD/DVD holder, a bookcase, a place where you can store all your work papers, and any other similar thing that crosses your mind. All these for just $30! I’ll let you judge by yourself.
Impressively good quality
Just like I said a few paragraphs before, I didn’t really expect to see a high-quality product in this storage tower.
Well, the answer is very simple, in my opinion it was a real bargain, even for the $45 it cost me when I bought it.
So I don’t usually expect a great quality from such furniture pieces, as many of them last for just a few months. Even though I’ve come across some that also impressed me (see my Bobkona Vanity Review), I tend to expect little from cheaper products.
And this storage tower really surprised me. I’m not saying that it is the highest-quality piece I’ve seen, or that I couldn’t have bought a better storage set…no.
This isn’t the case. But all I’m saying is that its quality is great for just $30.
Personally, I haven’t found a similar storage set for less than $100, and here I mean a DECENT storage set. It’s true that there are some of $500 that my Sauder set couldn’t even compare with, but who would pay $500 for a storage tower? I wouldn’t.
I prefer to pay $30 for a storage tower that behaved great so far, with no scratches or broken pieces and with an amazing quality for its price. Call me whatever you want, but I prefer to get this one and save money for something else. After all, that’s not a very bad choice, I would say.
Let me teach you a trick about getting the lowest price
I’ve already told you before that the prices on Amazon keep changing, and this happens especially in bestsellers. As this product has recently been added on the bestsellers list, it’s very likely that its price would change a lot weekly, sometimes even daily.
So how can you know when it will have the lowest price? Or how can you know the price it has today is lower than the one it will have tomorrow?
Well, you can’t. 🙁
But don’t worry, there is a simple trick I learned a few years ago and I’ve been using ever since, in order to get the smallest prices. I’m about to show it to you, so make sure you don’t skip this part. 😀
Okay, so you are on this product’s page and you can see the price that appears there. It says $30.21. Many people are tempted to believe that’s the only price available, so if it’s too high, they let go of this product.
But it’s not even so, actually. There are other options, which Amazon doesn’t show right there, you have to know where to look after them. Just take a look at this image below.
By checking the prices of other sellers you have the chance to find much lower prices than the main one, from the product’s page.
Let’s take our picture. If you look at the arrow, you’ll see there “34 new from $26.88”. Once you click there, you’ll see a long list of sellers, and in the left the prices. There are very different prices, and pay attention that there are also sellers with used products, which they resell for a lower price. And I guess you don’t want that.
Anyway, once you scroll down the list, you may find cheaper products. However, make sure you don’t look just at the price, but also at the shipping. Many times you can find a product that is much cheaper than the main one, but the shipping costs are much higher, so eventually it becomes more expensive.
Let’s take a look at the list for the Sauder Storage Tower.
As you can see, there are 2 cheaper offers, but the shipping is much more expensive, so the total price would be more. That wasn’t a lucky example, but I was actually able to find much cheaper products many times, using this strategy.
So for the Sauder Storage Tower, the best price remains the $30 from the main page. In case this changes, make sure you visit the “Other Sellers” section and you should find the $30 pieces there. I did this many times and it worked, so it should work in your case too.
Remember to use this strategy every time you see a product with a higher price than before. Let’s say, if X product costed $15 yesterday and now it’s $30, look at the “Other sellers” and you have high chances to find the $15 one.
NOTE: You can also use this strategy for International shipping, if you look at the last offer from the picture above, you can see in the 3rd column that that seller offers International shipping. So if you’re not from USA or Canada, you can get it shipped in your country for around $20.
I hope you can take advantage of this tip and look for the smallest price every time you buy from Amazon. I did, and it worked, so try to remember it. 😀
So in the end, is the Sauder Storage Tower a $30 worth product?
At the end of my review, I want to answer a very interesting question, that you’ve surely asked yourself by now: “Is this Sauder Storage Tower really worth $30?”.
Well, you might be surprised by my answer, but honestly, I can’t answer anything but NO,IT’S NOT.
No, it’s not worth $30, in my opinion it’s actually worth much more!
I would even say that $100 wouldn’t be a price too high for this storage tower, considering its great quality and elegance, so getting it for less than half of that price seems a NOT TO MISS deal to me.
The rest is all up to you, all I can advise you is to keep an eye at this product because you never know when the price can go higher. In case this happens, remember the strategy from above. 😀
What do you think about the Sauder O’Sullivan Multimedia Storage Tower Cinnamon Cherry? Would you buy this kind of storage item?