Furniture buying time dug a considerable hole in your savings. This is because new furniture doesn’t come cheap and old ones require a thorough inspection which they rarely pass. But there are still some ways you can get new furniture for cheap prices. Here are some of those tips you can use:
Buy at the appropriate time
You must have seen that furniture prices do fluctuate every year and throughout the year. So you will be able to get a good deal around holidays, especially during new years time or when gifting is common. If you want the best deal, then wait for Christmas sales or the seasonal sales. This is when furniture stores push to sell off everything in their inventory. So this is the best time when you will be able to bag the biggest discounts.
Don’t rule out the used furniture
Used furniture brings up thoughts of faded fabric, chipped legs, and dirty coverings. But not all used furniture is like that at all. You can find great quality second-hand furniture and that too at a great price. Obviously, you should check for watermarks, tears, rips, scratches, and stains on the inside of the chairs and couches. Sit on the furniture for as long as time allows you and check for comfort and sturdiness.
Don’t buy all of it
When talking about second-hand furniture, getting hold of a stained couch from a random roadside isn’t recommended at all. But you will definitely be surprised at how much furniture is available for free. You can easily pick up amazing furniture from the local furniture recycling shops. Also, don’t forget to scour the free sections of online sites. Ask your friends and family as well if there’s some furniture they are trying to do away with. These kinds of methods to get free furniture will definitely be useful for those who are pinching pennies.
Learn to bargain
When you are at a second-hand furniture shop or somewhere where there’s no certain ‘fixed price’ tag given; then everything is fair game. You don’t have to be a big haggler if it makes you uncomfortable. But you should also keep in mind that since furniture comes with big markups, so furniture stores have a lot of wiggle room. With some little bargaining skills, you can either bring the price down or get something like pillows for extra. It’s okay if you want to wait for a sale, but sometimes having little bargaining skills goes a long way.
Don’t rule out yard sales
Furniture sales take place all the time and everywhere, they might even take place in your neighborhood. Go to the yard sales and then you will surely find some amazing furniture pieces for way lower prices. If you are in need of furniture, then look for people who are moving out; most often than not, they are looking to get rid of some furniture.
There are furniture stores in Auckland and all over New Zealand which hosts amazing furniture sales. But apart from the stores, you should explore other options as well to score some happy surprises.