Feb 042011
 

There are many situations in which people need furniture but are not willing to spend a great deal of money on it. Maybe they are on a tight budget or maybe they know that they will be moving into a new space over the next couple of years. Whatever the case may be, buying scratch and dent furniture is a great way to get the necessary pieces without spending a lot of money on them.



Many people are open to the idea of buying scratch and dent furniture, but are unsure of where to go shopping for it. Consignment shops usually have a bit of a selection and can sell the furniture for very low prices. Also, it can be helpful to stop by a furniture store to either inquire about their outlet locations or see if they have anything slightly damaged in the back room that they are trying to move.

One of the benefits of buying scratch and dent furniture is that it is typically available at a fraction of the price of brand new furniture. However, that does not mean that shoppers should be afraid to negotiate with the sellers. In most cases, there is always a bit of wiggle room with the prices and someone who is bold enough to ask just may be able to get a few more dollars taken off of their price tag.

Of course, the problem with scratch and dent furniture is that the buyer knows it has a slight imperfection, so they may be worried that there is something truly wrong with it. Before making any purchases, a smart consumer will inspect the entire piece carefully. There may be an imperfection that the seller did not notice, but that the buyer is not willing to accept as a part of their purchase.



While inspecting the furniture, it is also a good idea to actually try it out. Lean on tables to make sure that they will hold up under the amount of weight that may be placed on them. Try sitting on couches or chairs to make sure that they do not sink down in the middle once someone is on them. Returns are not usually a possibility with these purchases, so shoppers must know exactly what they are taking home before they load it into their car.

Before even leaving the house to shop for furniture, it is important to take careful measurements of the space where it is intended to go. Since returns are usually not accepted, it is important to know in advance that the piece of furniture will not be too big or too small for a particular space. When shopping, be sure to also take careful measurements of the piece before committing to a purchase.

Buying scratch and dent furniture is a great way to get placeholders for someone who is not ready to invest in new furniture at the moment. They also make great pieces for areas such as a play room, where furniture is going to take quite a beating in any event. When shopping, do not be afraid to negotiate the prices and remember to measure carefully.

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