How to Save Money on Your Furniture Bill


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Furnishing your house can be an expensive undertaking. Living room sofas and dining tables come with significant price tags, but without them your house will not become a home. It may seem impossible to get over the high prices in the way when you’re looking to settle into a new place or simply to redesign your existing property. However with some guile and clever tactics you can use the same principles you’d use when shopping for anything in order to make a saving on your furniture. Here are some ways to go about it.

 


Planning Ahead


You can’t simply impulse buy a major purchase like furniture, or at least not unless you have money to burn. You must go out and explore what’s available rather than opting for the first three-piece suite you find. That will give you a good idea of what you need and allow you to establish a budget for it. This will then allow you to consider your options carefully rather than rush from place to place without a plan. If you’re planning ahead to furnish two different properties at the same time you could even buy your furniture as a package through a firm like David Phillips. Shopping around will also give you the chance to make friends with the salesperson, which may help you secure a good deal on your furniture if you ask nicely for help and build trust over time. You may be pleasantly surprised when you find something good at an even better price than you were expecting. You can also find sales around and about when you have your eyes open for furniture, whether they’re special sales like closing or clearance sales or year end sales. As well as major brands check out the outlets and clearance centres where you may be able to find furniture that has been discontinued, damaged or returned. You will pay for quality, so if you are prepared to buy something that is not necessarily in mint condition you could make a great saving.

 


Negotiation Skills


Many retailers are often willing to negotiate on price, though you’ll have to do the work and ask for it yourself. But if you are ready to do that then you may be in line for a great reward. If you know what you want and what you’re prepared to pay, any salesperson worth his or her salt will treat you with the according respect. Also remember to check online, as you stand a great chance of finding just about anything on the internet. But before you do, make sure the dealer can be trusted, and that warrantees are valid, not to mention that shipping information and taxes to be paid are clear at the outset. If you look around and see what is out there, then you could end up saving big money which you can then put into making the rest of your home look great.    


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