In this article we will present you some tips that can help you to reduce the expenses with the purchase of furniture for your home.
Comfort, utility and well-being should always be seen as a priority when choosing your furniture in Nigeria. If you are thinking about decorating your home from scratch, or if you want to change your old furniture, there are several factors that you should consider if you want to save some money.
Don’t rush to buy furniture.
Always have an “adequate shopping period” for your furniture purchase. The period will allow you shop for the best deal possible without being rushed. The more time you have at your disposal, the more likely you will get better deals. The less desperate you appear, the more the seller will want to offer more discounts, (but watch it, with volatile prices of raw materials and forex, your stalling may boomerang and you might end up paying more)
Antique Reproduction Furniture
You saw that antique furniture that you really love? However, it cost a bomb, right? Not to worry, travel down to an antique reproduction furniture shop and get them to produce your favourite antique furniture design. They will also have a set of ready-made antique furniture that may catch your eye. This way not only are you saving much but also getting a new piece of “antique” furniture.
Consider buying your furniture January and March
Most furniture purchases happen from mid-year and towards the end of the year with fewer purchases during the first quarter. Low sales in early part of the year may be due to expenses incurred usually at the beginning of the year such as school fees, Xmas and New Year celebrations which put a hole in most buyers’ wallets. As a result, most furniture stores/companies lower prices during this period to boost sales, this is the best time to buy. Remember, the goal is to make the most of every hard earned naira spent. SPEND WISELY
Don’t just think about the furniture price
When it comes to saving money by buying something, there are always two possibilities that end up tormenting our decision. Should we buy something cheaper, but that we know will last less, or do we choose to spend more and the quality will eventually outweigh the value?
Regarding furniture, we can look at the basic pieces of our decoration as those that must have a seal of superior quality. For example, the sofa, the dining table, the bed and the mattress are furniture that should last for several years and that should fit well in our decor, even if it is changed after a few years.
As the cheap is sometimes expensive, you always see the strength of the woods used in the pieces that are on display, the structures of the sofas, among other important factors. That way you’ll be able to get an idea of what you’re buying.
Buy during special promos, clearance sales, black Fridays etc.
Big Furniture stores /small furniture companies are always running promos either to clear off old stocks or to drive more traffic to their businesses. Most of these promos are real promos with real discounts as most stores/manufacturers decide to cut their margins and/or buy raw materials in bulk during promo periods. You can save big as much as 50% of the original price if you buy during such promos.
Buy straight from local manufacturers/small furniture companies
Some gifted local artisans working alone or with a small furniture company with commitment to quality can replicate almost any design no matter how sophisticated the design may be at a much more affordable price using quality materials. You can make heavy savings buying from such companies. Small companies incur lower overheads compared to bigger companies
Do your furniture shopping online
The smartest savers buy furniture online. Unlike regular showrooms, online stores have low overheads. This means that they can afford to offer much lower prices for their goods of the same quality. Second, when you shop online, the items are shipped directly to you from the manufacturer. This equates to lesser shipping fees and the elimination of middlemen costs.
Always negotiate price
We live in a culture where the sticker price is the final price, no questions asked. However, that does not have to be the case, especially for big ticket items. Many stores that carry heavy, expensive and large items have a greater incentive to sell these items as quickly as possible. Ask to speak to the manager and get further discounts. Remember, your goal is to get most value for the least price
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