Summary: Furniture shopping can become much more affordable if you strategically plan how and when you purchase.
If you are in need of new furniture you likely know that there are plenty of options to choose from. Unfortunately, new furniture can usually get quite pricy. If you are on budget or simply want to save some money, there are some strategies you can use to save some money on furniture.
The price you end up paying on furniture can be influenced by the time of year you shop. Stores are aware of people’s spending habits and they know that, as you approach the end of the year, you are more likely to do your holiday shopping. With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas all so close to one another, plenty of stores tend to have holiday sales that knock their products down to fairly reasonable prices.
If you are not in a rush, try to wait until the holiday season to see what kinds of deals pop up. That couch you have had your eyes on may go on sale or a similar one may get discounted elsewhere.
There are some stores that sell used furniture that is in great condition. Buying second-hand furniture may not be ideal but most stores will clean the furniture before putting it up for sale. On a similar note, some outlet stores sell slightly imperfect products at reduced prices. There might be a small scratch or mark somewhere on the couch but it might be tolerable if it means you can save a few hundred dollars on the purchase.