A sectional is one of the most expensive pieces of furniture you will ever buy for your home. Sectionals can last a long time, but they could break down quickly if you get a cheap one. You want to make sure that this expensive furniture will withstand the tests of time and that you are going to get your money’s worth.
But you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. The two can go hand in hand when you use these tips to buy a quality sectional for less.
Read real reviews from real customers.
It may be evident that you should check the reviews of an online furniture store before making a purchase. But it is also a good idea to read reviews of the brand and collection. Some brands are not as good as others. Even different collections from the same brand can have undetected flaws until in the hands of consumers.
When looking at reviews, it is vital to make sure that you get real reviews from real customers. Many disreputable manufacturers or online furniture stores post fake reviews to counteract bad ones or just give them any visible reviews at all. In either case, these reviews aren’t going to tell you the whole story. Look instead for independent reviewers.
Watch for sales or clearance items.
The best way to get a quality sectional on the cheap is to look for sales and clearance items. All furniture stores, both online and local, hold sales at about the same time each year. These include:
- Memorial Day weekend
- Labor Day weekend
- Independence Day
- President’s Day
In addition, many brick-and-mortar stores hold sale events on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday. Online furniture stores usually hold sales on both of those days, as well as Cyber Monday. All furniture stores also hold sales in January and July as seasonal items are switched out.
Online furniture stores give you an additional way to save—clearance items. Most furniture retailers don’t have a large selection of sectionals, and they don’t hold onto items any longer than they have to. Their storage space for inventory is usually minimal. But if you go online, you can find sectionals on clearance of high quality but more affordable.
Shop online for more affordable options.
You don’t have to wait for a sale event to get a great deal on a new sectional. When you shop online, you will be able to find many affordable but durable sectionals. Online furniture stores save you more money because they are shipping directly to you from a wholesaler. They offer deep discounts, even without an event or holiday.
Are you ready to buy a quality sectional? Check out some online stores to see what is available for your style and tastes.