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Where to find affordable modern furniture deals

by admin on April 12, 2012

Everything needs an upgrade from time to time. After a few years, you might want a new car. After a couple of seasons, you usually are on the hunt for a new wardrobe. So, it would make sense that you would have moments when you feel like it’s time for some new furniture. Based upon how you want a particular room (or set of rooms) in your house to look, that may require modern furniture.

Sure, you could simply drive to the closest furniture store, but that doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll get some of the best prices. If you want to find a great deal, here are some ideas to help you with your search.
Look online for franchise chains. Here’s the thing: Popular national chains like Ashley’s Home Stores, Ethan Allen or even stores that feature certain furniture pieces like Target and Big Lots have prices that are listed in their stores, but oftentimes, there are special rates that are offered to those who wish to purchase furniture online. Some of them are ones you will see on the sales floor, while others are “website specials”. If you notice something in one of those stores that you like, take out an hour or so one evening to compare the prices online. You might end up with a far greater discount.

Look online, period. A lot of people consider online stores like Overstock.com or even Amazon.com for things like clothes, electronics, jewelry or books. But there are actually some really good deals that you can find for your entire house when it comes to furniture. The added bonus? You might be able to find a promo code (basically an online coupon) that could give you an additional discount, sometimes it may even include free shipping.

Don’t underestimate the power of a warehouse/closeout/liquidation sale. It’s funny how you only really notice this when you’re not looking for a dining room table or sofa bed, but there are warehouses like Sam’s and Costco’s that sell relatively inexpensive furniture, so while you’re getting toilet paper in bulk, be sure to stroll over to their furniture displays. And when it comes to local furniture outlets, it seems like there is at least one closeout or liquidation sale that’s going on all of the time. Just because a store is closing down, that doesn’t mean that their offered items are not good buys. 50-80% off of anything that you’re looking for is a good enough reason to take a peek or two.

Go used. From Craigslist and eBay to thrift stores and (if you’re in Santa Rose) checking out a few Santa Rosa garage sales; from FreecycleAmerica.org to FreeSharing.org, when it comes to gaining access to used furniture, the possibilities are endless. And don’t let your desire for modern furniture deter you. Especially when it comes to Craigslist and eBay, you’d be amazed how many things are for sale that are actually still in their original packaging. Besides, if there is something that you like that could use a bit of work, there are a myriad of DIY (Do It Yourself) websites to show you how to turn that “pumpkin” into a “stagecoach”.

Be into the details. You may have gotten a cherry wood sleigh bed for $450 and that’s great. However, what you didn’t factor in was the sales tax and that there wasn’t a warrantee. Or, if you purchased it online how much the shipping cost would be along with the fee that you would be charged to assemble it. In other words, don’t assume that the price listed is all that you’ll have to pay. When you find a piece of furniture that you like, both for the style and its affordability, be sure to dig deeper to find out the actual total and make your final decision from there.

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