This might seem like a pretty strange comparison to you, but bean bag chair shopping can be a lot like fast food restaurants. You do not go to Burger King to order their random featured item, like tacos, or to an Italian restaurant to get their one featured Chinese entrée. Let's be honest here, the people who know what they are talking about, and the people who serve the best product, are the people who invest their own company or business in the product.
Bean bags should only be purchased at a bean bag chair store for this very reason. It is a very important investment that you are making, and it can be a very smooth transaction if you just go to people who know what they are talking about. At a bean bag chair store you are guaranteed to talk to people who have legitimate answers to your questions, who have experience with the product, and who can help guide and direct you to the perfect bag for your needs. Purchasing bean bags from any other dealer who does not specialize in the business is not likely to have a good quality product with warranties and benefits that you would normally get, and you will have a much more limited selection. Your questions will find answers and your satisfaction and expectations will be met if you just purchase your sack at the right store. Being confidant in the company and where you get your product is a service that is priceless and necessary to feel completely satisfied with your decision.