Apr
24

How to Save Money When You Buy Furniture

“At times, when you want a new look for your home, the easiest way to achieve it is upgrading the furniture. Though it may sound exciting, it can also be expensive, I mean very expensive. So before head out to a furniture shop, have some idea on next shopping spree so that you’ll get the most out of your money.”

 

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There are many ways to save money when you buy furniture. Actually, the same principles apply to shopping for anything, not just furniture.

Know What You Need:

You wouldn’t want to go shopping for a big ticket item on impulse. Establish a good idea of what you need, and it doesn’t hurt to establish a budget for it. Doing that frees you up to really look at your options instead of rushing from store to store, and maybe ending up buying some furniture just because the buying process has exhausted you.

Make Friends With the Salesperson:

If you treat the salesperson as your friend instead of an adversary that needs to be conquered, you may be able to get some really good deals on furniture. The salesperson is there to sell, you are there to buy. The only thing missing is mutual trust.

We are not talking about blind trust, but if you ask for help nicely and a salesperson reciprocates in kind try to build on that. You may be pleasantly surprised when you find what you were really looking for, at an even better price. Salespeople Can Be Your Best Friends

Look for Sales:

You save substantial amounts of money when you buy furniture that’s on sale. But you have to determine first if it is really a sale or a sales gimmick. While you may see a lot of “Blow Out” or “Going Out for Business” sales all the time, they mostly don’t offer very good deals.

Look for special sales, such as closeout sales, clearance sales or floor sample sales when stores are clearing out their inventory.

Some stores hold floor sample sales or year end sales. The best months for shopping at these sales are July, and from the end of December to January. If you are looking for …

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