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Are you ready to bargain hunt?

Note: This is an updated post from August 18, 2011 titled “Ready, Set, Tent.” 

Who doesn’t love a bargain? This weekend, November 7th & 8th, 2015 is your chance to get bargain basement prices on all our scratch & dent, discontinued & overstocked items at our GIGANTIC Furniture & Mattress Blowout!

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While we are unloading massive containers to get ready for this event, here are 8 tips you can do today to get the most from your bargain shopping.

1. Do your research. For example, if  you are looking for a new bed, know your brands and the difference of each bed. A quick search on the web will give up updated info on different bed features.

2. Know what you are looking for. When you’re in the warehouse, you can easily be overwhelmed by the choices. It’s much easier to shop if you are focused. Are you looking for a sofa, dining set, bed, bunkbed, sofabed, or desk? Have one or two items on your list will help you stay on task.

3. Have a budget. Of course you want the best deal. But be realistic. What’s the highest amount you can spend? Knowing your budget will immediately eliminate anything way too high so you can choose wisely from what you can afford.

4. Have the space for it. This may sound obvious, but if you are looking for a sofa, make sure you have room for it. Move your existing furniture around and measure the area for your new furniture. Jot down your measurements so you’ll know if it’s going to fit before you purchase it.

5. Sleep early! Another obvious tip. But you’ll want to wake up early so you can arrive before the crowd. Remember, many items will be one-of-a-kind so you’ll want to be able to get the best deals before they’re sold out.

6. Dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You will want to be comfortable so you can walk around and try out the furniture.

7. Bring a truck or van to the sale so you can take home your purchase right away. Also, don’t forget to bring rope, tarp, and tie-downs so you can transport your furniture safely. If you don’t have a truck, you can arrange for delivery for an additional fee.

8. Lastly, arrange for someone to help you move the furniture into your home. Whether it’s your family, neighbor, or friend, it’s safer for you and your furniture to have an extra hand when moving furniture.

Do you have shopping advice you want to share? If so, please let us know and we’ll be happy to pass it on. Until then, happy bargain hunting!

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About Terri Dux

Besides being a writer and passionate blogger, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes crafting, gardening, and thrifting at neighborhood garage sales.

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