Good quality furniture lasts long and saves both time and cash. Here are all the secrets you need to know about how to buy good quality furniture at low prices.
Are you in the market for affordable, but good quality furniture? News flash: Ikea isn't the best place for you.
Yep, you read that right. While the company is known for furniture sales, the reality is that their quality is usually questionable.
If you want cheap and new, but low-quality furniture, that might be the best place to check. But if you're looking for great deals on good quality furniture, there are alternative options that won't cost an arm and a leg.
Let's show you how you can get those good affordable furniture deals.
1. Check Classified and Deal Sites
You probably don't know this, but this should be your first step when you're looking to get good quality furniture. Keep your options open for used ones. This is one of the best ways to buy furniture at cheap prices.
More often than not, these sites have people looking to dispose of or give away their chairs. Examples of these sites include Craigslist, Offerup, Letgo, 5miles, eBay, Freecycle (your local area) and so much more.
Just look for those in your local area or anywhere nearby. You might also want to open up your options to deals that are an hour's drive from your location. Some people are willing to drive long distances to pick up furniture.
This works if the furniture is worth it, and you don't mind spending all that money on gas.
2. Lookout for Yard Sales and Swap Deals
While these might be a little difficult to find, they can be a great place to find solid furniture deals. Check out the ads section of local newspapers and community publications. Also, check local message boards, and so on.
If you have the time, hang out on local boards in your city, and look out for people who are thinking of moving out of the city. More often than not, these folks are open to selling their furniture.
Also, post requests on local boards. A simple "looking for good furniture deals" post should get you some response if people are interested.
3. Choose Specific Days
If you can wait for a bit, there are days when you can get great furniture deals online or offline. Veteran and Memorial Days are a great time to buy good quality furniture for cheap as stores have great offers and sales.
Even better, you can look for their special offers, discounts, and rebates. For instance, you can get a Wayfair coupon that will help shave off some of the furniture costs if you're buying from Wayfair. The same applies to other stores.
4. Haggle Haggle Haggle
Furniture typically has high markups. This makes it easy for you to get a good deal if you're willing to haggle. It's a lot of hard work, but you can easily knock off 10-20 percent if you try.
How Else Can You Get Good Quality Furniture?
The tips mentioned above should get you good quality furniture IF you're patient and strategic about it. If you need more ideas, maybe ask family and friends for furniture they're not using. Doesn't always work, but it's worth the try.
If you need more ideas on getting good deals on furniture, check out the Lifestyle By PS blog.