Keeping customers happy (l-r): Lindsay Campbell, Lynne Wright, Fiona Campbell and Morgan Perske.
Keeping customers happy (l-r): Lindsay Campbell, Lynne Wright, Fiona Campbell and Morgan Perske. David Nielsen

Mr Breen's offers service with a personal touch

IF Barry Breen's customers have a problem with furniture they bought from him, he'll make a house call to get it fixed.

This kind of personalised service is just one of the advantages of sticking with local businesses, the Trade Price Furniture owner said.

Mr Breen's Lismore store sells furniture made locally as well as from across Australia and overseas.

But his customers often prefer to buy locally-produced goods.

“Our bookcases come from Kyogle. Our mirrors come from a local guy here,” he said.

“We've got to support our local economy.”

One of Mr Breen's customers yesterday, long-time local Lynne Wright, said she would pay more for local products.

“We prefer to buy locally because if you have a problem you can go back to the person,” she said.

“That's the power you've got locally.”

Mr Breen, who opened his furniture store three-and-a-half months ago, said there was a resurgence in demand for local goods and services.



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