It is always nice to save a bit of money here and there, especially when you have worked so long and hard for it, and in many cases, when it is essential so that you can get everything you need and continue to live a comfortable day to day life. Saving money when investing in home furniture is sometimes quite difficult when at the same time you need to ensure you buy quality so that you do not end up with cheap, tacky furniture that will need replacing after a couple years of wear and tear. However, as it can cost so much to re-fit an entire property, so finding a good deal on what you buy can essentially save you quite a substantial amount of money. Something else that makes it difficult to make savings when buying home furniture is the price fixing that occurs in the industry; you might not be aware of this, but the manufacturers of some of the most popular furniture collections will price fix their furniture units. What this means is the furniture stores are not allowed to sell the furniture units less than a set price, which has been set by the manufacturers, and this means that no matter where you shop, you will always find the same, sometimes very high prices.
There are a couple of tricks to look out for though which I have explained below:
- Look out for the furniture stores that offer a certain % discount if you reach certain brackets of spend that they will have set. So for example, you will find a store that displays a 10% discount when you make an order of 1,000 or more. So when you reach this limit and get your 10%, you will be getting your furniture at 10% less than anywhere else selling that same furniture! Result!
- Look out for the furniture shops or websites that offer free delivery and fitting on purchases made over a certain amount. Although this might not seem like much on the face of it, you will actually be saving quite a bit of money, time and hassle. It can actually cost quite a lot to get your furniture delivered and then getting it fitted can cost some more. It will also save you time as you do not have to go and pick up and drive your own furniture home, and the hassle you are saved is in not having to fit the furniture yourself, which can be quite a value add if you live a floor or two or three above ground level.
There are probably more tricks that you may know about, and if you do, please share those with us in the comments section below.