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Old 02-05-2009, 08:59 PM
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Shop around and do some serious price comparisons. Just because one store is having a sale and they say they have the lowest prices does not mean that they will actually have the lowest prices.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:59 PM
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Always measure the room so that you will know how much room you have to work with. Its never any fun to fall in love with a couch that is 8 feet long, buy it, and get it home only to discover you only have room for a 6 foot couch.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:00 PM
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Just because something is cheap does not mean that it is going to be well made. Sometimes spending a bit more means that the furniture will last a little longer.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:00 PM
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Take the time to think about fabrics before making any decisions. Think about the people in your home, pets in your house, as well as how often the furniture is going to be used. For example buying a leather couch and chair might not be a great idea if you have young children or pets. In that situation micro-fiber would possibly be the better choice.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:49 PM
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When buying furniture to dress up a room, consider whether or not storage is an issue. If it is, lean toward those furniture pieces that have storage capacity built into it. For example; instead of buying a simple stand for your TV, you could buy a TV cabinet that also has drawers built into it for storage.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:49 PM
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If you take advantage of a furniture store's "No payments for a year" type financing, Make sure you still pay off the balance within that time frame. Otherwise, you will be looking at high interest rates as well as having to pay all the interest over the "year" that you didn't have to make any payments.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:22 PM
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I recently needed to purchase an extra long twin bed. They were incredibly hard to find. I came to find out that an extra long twin was basically a twin headboard and footboard with queen size rails. When found a twin bed I liked, I asked the furniture store if they could contact the manufacturer to see if they could make one with queen side rails. The store clerks said it would never work. So, I contacted the manufacturer myself! They put together just what I wanted and shipped it directly to my house. Sometimes I guess it's best to go straight to the source!
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:52 PM
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If two stores are selling the “same” couch and one is drastically lower priced then the other - be cautious about buying the cheaper of the two. While the couches may look the same, the quality is probably far less in the cheaper priced couch.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:52 PM
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When looking at the price of furniture look to see what is included in it – does the couch come with a warranty and delivery – making it a little more expensive at one store over another? Sometimes the furniture may cost a little more at one store but it comes with some extras that the cheaper version does not come with.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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When shopping for furniture, no matter what room, have a budget and stick to it. Know what you need to get for each room. Have a list of colors and fabric you are interested in, and only look at those items that meet your requirements.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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Go shopping at wholesalers, liquidation and discount/thrift stores. It’s amazing the deal you can find at these places.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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A good time to go shopping for new furniture is at the end of the month. This is when the stores get new inventory and get put stuff on sale that is not considered old inventory. Also, if you fall in love with something that is on display and they don’t have it in stock – ask about buying the floor model. You can get a great deal this way. This also works for appliances as well!
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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If the store you are getting the furniture at offers an in-store credit card that allows you to save a percentage off your purchase – get it. Take advantage of the discount and then turn around and pay off the card with the money that you had saved up to buy the furniture with in the first place.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:53 PM
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If you are looking to buy outdoor furniture for your deck or patio, the best time to buy is at the end of the summer selling season (normally the end of July, beginning of August) when all of the stores are shifting from selling summer stuff to selling fall and winter stuff. You will not only save some money but you will still have a little time to use it before putting it away for the winter.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:47 AM
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Before you buy furniture, get the basic information about construction and materials. You need to be sure that you are buying quality furniture. I never believe in a sale because the rate will be lowest but the quality is always low. If you are going for buying furniture then don't think about price, just think about quality.
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