Buying a regular piece of furniture is not such a big financial effort, but remodeling your home and changing the furniture in one or even several rooms can stretch your budget quite a lot, to say the least… This is why everybody likes to know about discounts and other ways to pay less, especially when they plan to do a big investment.
If you have time and patience, you can wait until Black Friday and the winter holiday sales, but sometimes waiting is not an option, therefore, the following information may be very useful to make good deals at any time of the year.
- Use coupons and other promo codes
You can find them online if you keep an eye on sites that offer them. Most coupons are for groceries, but sometimes you may be able to find coupons for other categories, including furniture and appliances. Alternatively, check the websites of furniture stores Denver area, as there may be special financing offers from time to time. You can also choose to subscribe to email alerts and newsletters from these retailers; you will surely get alerts about their next big sale too.
- Semi-annual clearance
In the Denver area, furniture stores clear out the older models twice a year, in April and October. It is a good time to look for deals on clearance products.
- Seasonal sales
Sometimes you do not have to wait for the winter sales because sales also happen throughout the year: Mothers’ and Fathers’ Days are only a couple of examples. Look for great sectionals around this time
- Look for new furniture with minor damage
Many stores sell discontinued models, refurbished, used shortly in showrooms, scratch-and-dent etc. You may be able to buy them at very good prices, while still receiving factory warranties.
- Estate Sales
These are typically held when someone dies or is moving and involve selling most of the objects in a house. Estate sales are advertised locally, in newspapers, but the internet is another great source to find similar sales in your area.
- Local thrift shops
These are other great places to find furniture deals. They place new pieces on the sales floor on a regular basis, so keep an eye on them.
In the Denver area, furniture stores may be open for negotiation just like anywhere else (some of them, at least). You are free to bargain for a better price, even if it is about new furniture. You will not be successful every time, but it never hurts to ask, right? You may just be in the right place at the right moment to get what you want or at least to have the chance to make another counteroffer.
- Second hand and consignment stores
Some people tend to downsize their home as they grow older and sell their stuff through consignment stores, flea markets, garage sales etc. Second-hand furniture can be repainted, reupholstered and re-purposed, turning it into unique pieces. If you find cheap furniture with minor issues but great potential, do not hesitate to buy it. Tweaking it to make it great is fun, creative and motivational.