How to get the best price on your next living room set

Looking to buy a new living room set? Here’s how to get the best price for your new furniture.

Buying new living room furniture should be seen as an investment. An entire living room set can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on quality, brand, and collection. Your living room furniture will be with you for decades, so it is best to invest in high-quality, durable pieces of furniture.

The average family has a lower budget for new furniture, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for low-quality living room sets. Instead, look for the best prices on the sets you love. There are several ways that you can get better prices on living room sets.

Wait for sales

This is the option that most people choose, but it may not really be the best price. Your local furniture stores will have sales on predictable retail holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, Presidents Day, and Black Friday. 

Online furniture stores follow the same sale schedule, adding in Cyber Monday. Because these online retail outlets already have low prices, the best price possible for your desired living room set probably will not be the sale price at the furniture store.

Look for free delivery

Free delivery is a huge consideration when buying new living room furniture. Most people don’t have the means to transport their new furniture to their homes on their own. Delivery is a must, but some furniture stores charge hundreds for delivery. When you are already paying so much for your new living room furniture, you don’t need that added expense.

Most online furniture stores offer free delivery. You’ll have a hard time finding that benefit at your local shops. Just keep in mind that free delivery from online stores means you’ll have to place the furniture yourself. Still, it is really a better deal if you can manage to arrange your furniture yourself.

Source clearance items

All furniture stores, both brick-and-mortar and online, hold clearance sales in January and July to make room in their inventory for the next season. These are the best prices you’re going to get from your local furniture store because they don’t have much storage space. It is in their best interests to get rid of the previous season’s furniture as quickly as possible, so they are going to slash prices.

But you don’t have to wait for January or July to take advantage of clearance items. Online furniture stores usually have large warehouses at their disposal, making it easier for them to keep clearance items for longer. They will keep dropping the price as long as they are able to hold onto the merchandise. Since online stores already cut their prices considerably, their clearance items are usually the best deals you can find.

Ready to start searching for your next living room set? Make sure you check prices before you buy.