Haggling used to be an alien word for most people but since consumers these days are having a hard time letting go of that hard-earned dollar, practicing haggling has become usual.
Big ticket items are usually the ones worth haggling for, one perfect example is furniture. Furniture is an expensive item that you don’t get to buy regularly and most of the time sellers put a high markup on them so haggling your way to a fairer price is a really smart move.
Furniture Haggling Guide
Come early or come late. If you are going furniture shopping and you have no intention of buying the items for the full price, coming early or coming late to the store are your two options. Be there a few minutes after the opening or an hour before closing time because it is at these times that the sellers are usually desperate to have a sale and haggling won’t be a painful task. This will make the bargain shopper in you very pleased and satisfied.
Have the right attitude. Haggling is not rocket science but it requires a certain combination of the right attitude for you to tell the seller that this is the price that you are willing to pay for the furniture. You don’t have to be manipulative and pushy, this might turn off the seller. You certainly shouldn’t be passive either, this will just lower your chances to haggle because the seller might think that he/she could easily sell you the furniture for the full price. Be bold, be brave, be confident, be charming and show the seller that you are a consumer who values your money and knows what you want.
Shop some more. Since you are already furniture shopping, why don’t you search the entire store and you might find something that you like aside from that furniture you are dying to buy. Once you’ve found something that you think you also want to purchase, offer the seller a deal to give you discounts on buying both items from their store.
Walk the walk. If all else fails, walk away and tell the seller that you just can’t afford to buy it at full price. Chances are the seller would chase you and offer a better deal. If unfortunately the seller lets you go, be prepared to search for furniture elsewhere. At the end of the day if you still find yourself fancying that furniture, come back and show the seller your willingness to buy but your wallet just won’t allow it.
For easier and more affordable furniture buying, visit the Furniture & Mattresses warehouse in Little River
Furniture & Mattresses
1008 Highway 17 North
Little River, SC 29566
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