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does anyone know/can guess what this means?

I am buying some furniture from someone who is going to deliver them to my house.  In the advert, it says that there is a "repose pieds".

I wrote to ask whether these foot rests were integrated, part of the chairs, you know, those things that you pull out from under the seat.

Him being, I suspect, a young man who only ever texts and not write proper emails has replied that there is a separate poufe...........so far, so good, except he says that it is "non c"

What the hell is "non c".  Have wracked my brain (taking about 2 seconds) but can't imagine what that means.  Can someone explain, svp?

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Re: does anyone know/can guess what this means?

Could be non compris - not included in the price.

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Yes, thanks, Pat, that would be it.  Never thought of that.  Might have to argue the toss with him as it was part of the annonce.

I think I'll ask him to bring it and, if I really like it, I'll see if he is willing to agree a modest price for the item.

I am very excited to get this stuff because it is a product of a French furniture maker of repute.

What a clever girl you are, PatSmile [:)]

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Nonce? Devil [6]
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How do you know that the furniture manufacturer is reputable??????




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It might also mean 'non-communiqué', i.e. that information wasn't given.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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She probably means Roche Bobois, though often called Roche Bobo! Very upmarket little Nimt, you sold the family jewels or paintings?
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Thanks for all your further input.

Norman, you could be absolutely right.  Although the advert says canapé 2 places + 2 fauteuils et repose pieds, the accompanying photo does not show the repose pieds.

When I asked about the foot stool, he says that there is a repose pieds "non c" so I am keeping my fingers crossed that he does mean non communiqué and not non compris!!!Big Smile [:D]

However, over the weekend, I will verify with him that he does mean 4 pieces.

Id, I researched the name of the maker widely, looked at a video of the factory etc and also found many collection pieces for sale, some from specialist sellers.  Researched the model, etc.

I don't like to mention this in case ALBF comes on and tells me they are typical pieces made for les anglais because the nearest shop to me is in Sarlat!Big Smile [:D]

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