Finding Budget-Friendly Local Furniture & What to Ask a Sales Rep
Now that you’ve made the decision to buy locally, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty. I don’t know about you, but when I was shopping for furniture, I felt like there were too many options and not enough information. Here are some things to consider when buying local furniture:
1. Is it going to fit in your space?
Before you commit to anything, it’s important that you measure your space and see if it will fit. Make sure there is enough room around each piece of furniture so that people can move around freely.
Also, make sure the height of the couch and chair is going to be comfortable for you. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people overlook this!
2. What kind of material is it made out of?
One of the reasons I love locally made furniture is because I can actually touch and feel the materials before I buy it. Most local companies are happy to let you come by and try out their furniture, so don’t be afraid to ask!
In addition to being able to see the materials, it’s also good to know what type of finish will be used on the piece (or pieces) that you’re interested in. If it’s going in a high-traffic area, consider something that will stand up well over time.
3. What kind of warranty does it have?
Just like any other product, furniture has a lifespan. However, some pieces are built better than others. It’s important that you understand what kind of warranty comes with your purchase and how long it lasts for.
If you have any questions about this, just ask! The salesperson should be able to answer your questions and give you an idea of what type of quality piece you are getting.
4. What’s the story behind the company?
The people behind the company are just as important as the furniture they make. For example, did you know that one of our favorites, Grosfillex, is a family-owned business?
The family has been making quality patio furniture for more than 50 years! It’s also important to know how long a company has been in business and what type of service they provide.
5. Is it worth it?
You should always ask yourself if something is worth it before you buy it. Does it fit in your space? Is it built well? Does it come with a warranty?
Does the price seem reasonable for what you’re getting? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then you might have found yourself a winner!
Now that you’ve looked at the space and decided what type of furniture you want, it’s time to get down to business. The sales rep should be able to answer all of your questions, but here are some questions that might come up during your shopping experience:
1. What is the overall price of the piece?
You’ll want to know how much everything costs before you commit to anything. For example, if you’re buying a sofa, it might cost more than just the sofa itself because it includes a loveseat and chair as well.
Ask about delivery costs as well! The sales rep should be able to give you an idea of what everything will cost once they know what exactly you’re looking for. This way, there won’t be any surprises when you go to pay for your furniture!
2. How long does it take for my furniture to arrive?
Most local companies can deliver within one week or less from when they receive your order. If this is something that is important to you, make sure that the company can meet your timeline!
If not, then maybe this isn’t the right place for you! Also ask about how long it will take to get your furniture after you’ve paid for it. If you’re in a hurry, make sure the company can accommodate you!
3. How do I pay for my furniture?
Most local companies accept cash, check, or credit card. If you are going to pay with a credit card, be sure to ask about any fees that might come with using your card.
Most companies are happy to give you an estimate of what the total will be before you commit to anything!
4. Do I have to wait for the delivery?
If there is an option for me to pick up my furniture in person, I always do that. There’s nothing worse than waiting around for a delivery only to find out that there was some sort of mistake and now I have to wait even longer!
If you’re able to pick up your furniture in person, then ask if there is an additional fee for this service. Some companies charge a flat fee while others charge by the item.
In conclusion, buying locally is a great way to support your community and keep money in your area. However, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you buy anything.
This will ensure that you get exactly what you want without any surprises!