Submitted by Furniche
By now all of the USA and especially you snowbound consumers have started to be bombarded with furniture store advertising for the upcomong Presidents' Day weekend sales!
People have asked if these holiday weekend sales at furniture stores represent real savings opportunities. The answer is twofold.
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First, it is true that many furniture store retailers (expecially the big box guys) will put forth some of their best offers so far in 2014. Retailers have learned to adjust their promotional calendars around the general public. It makes sense to extend some of their best buying incentives when more of the population is available to go shopping.
Second, if you have been doing your "shopping homework" and know what you are interested in then you have more than likely been shopping and getting a feel for the pricing currently being offered by your local furniture store.
Savings and opportunities over the Presidents' Day Holiday weekend may come in several formats.
- Special No Interest Financing will be available that might pique your interest. Look for No Interest terms up to 5 Years!
- Special Purchases from manufacturers with large discounts and limited supplies will be used to drive you to the stores.
- Special Package deals where a large widescreen TV is included in certain room group packages.
- Super strong discounts and delivery incentives may be available if you "buy" during the holiday weekend.
Generally you will find that most retailers will have qualifiers on the special no interest financing offer. For example, a 60 month No Interest finance offer may require a larger minimum purchase. Learn more about "Furniture Store Financing and What to Know"
Special Purchases may require that you purchase a complete set or defined combination of items. If you have to buy the sofa, loveseat and matching chair but you do not have room for the chair then you have to decide if it really is a good deal. Many special purchase packages have these restrictions. Of course you can always give the unneeded item as a gift or even sell it. Answer this question, "Is the Furniture for You or Your Room?"
Special package deals with a large widescreen TV included can be especially tempting and generally represent good values. Some of the big box guys use these incentives to drive traffic and interest to their stores. Most of them are willing to accept lower profit margins on these tv packages or consider the tv as a marketing cost. The men shopping with female consumers are particularly enticed by these packages. If the furniture fits your needs and the quality is good then these packages can make good sense. Generally these will be focused around fabric and leather upholstery. Learn more about Quality Features of Upholstered Furniture.
Discounts and Delivery Incentives will certainly require you to carefully weigh up the options and offers being presented. If you have been shopping for your furniture in advance then you will know if the discount or delivery incentive is legitimate. If you are being enticed to take advantage of the these incentives it behooves you to understand the store's policies and practices. Learn more about "Furniture Store Policies to Know Before Purchasing".
Here's the bottom line. There will be many legitimate and strong values over the Presidents' Day holiday weekend. Furniture stores impacted by the weather this winter will be hungry to make up for lost sales. In non weather impacted parts of the country the retailers know this is the time when more customers are out shopping. Work at it and you will save some money and find some good deals. Most of all have some fun and be sure to shop multiple stores in your area.
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