Today I’m posting an oldie, but goodie from the archives. We’re in the midst of some house drama so keep checking my post to see what is going on.


Shopping for Furniture at a Garage Sale

The weather is getting nicer and with spring comes more and more garage sales. Try and remember these tips when you’re hunting for some furniture.

  • Go early and hunt. See if you can find some hidden gems before someone else finds them.
  • If you buy some items at a garage sale, see if you can get a ‘bundle’ discount. It doesn’t hurt to ask and you may be surprised to get an item dirt cheap in a deal.
  • Double check the furniture’s condition. You want to make sure it’s solid and will last for some time.
  • Bring cash. Don’t waste sellers time by asking them to hold an item until you come back and pay.

Shopping for Furniture at a Store

  • Think in terms of overall cost. Don’t let the sales person talk you into furniture that is over your budget because you can afford the monthly payments.
  • If you don’t see the item you’re looking for, ask to check if there are more options. Sometimes a model may have two finishes.
  • Ask for a discount with the sales person. Take advantage of this economy and see if you can lower the price. Maybe you can get a floor model discount.
  • Double check the furniture’s condition. If there are any minor imperfections, you may be able to come away with a deal on it.

Your Take

What tips do you have when you’re bargaining hunting for furniture? Do you have any success stories?