Buying furniture requires you to be well informed and have a clear idea of what you can afford. Working with salespeople can be tricky, but if you have clear questions prepared ahead of time, you might actually save money.
Not only does asking questions make you seem more informed, you will be able to find out the quality of the furniture and negotiate a price, without getting screwed over with high prices. If you hate feeling pressured when making a large purchase, read through this list of questions you should ask while buying furniture, to make sure you get the absolute best buying experience.
1- How Was This Furniture Made?
One of the most important questions to ask is about how the product was made. You should know what type of frame the piece has, what material it was crafted from and what support it has. Other follow up questions you can ask could be where it was made and who manufactured it.
You want to make sure that your money is going towards a high quality purchase that will last you longer than just taking it off the lot. Asking the salesperson to give you these details and if they do not know, it might be best to choose a different retailer. Buying an inexpensive piece might seem nice at the time, but you will end up replacing it down the road.
2- Do You Have Other Items In The Same Price Range?
Having options is always a good idea. If you are looking for a dresser in your budget, ask them to see all the options that fit in your price range. This will help you to make an informed decision by knowing that there are other options that may be just as good that are less expensive.
Not every piece is going to suit each buyer, asking to see more options can help show you that other styles might serve your needs better. If the piece you were looking at is a little out of your budget, ask to see something similar that is in your range.
3- Why Should I Buy From You?
This might be one of the most important questions to ask when buying furniture. Asking this question might give you multiple answers in one. As a consumer you have the right to know what stores offer and choose one that treats you fairly. You can ask specifics about what sets them apart from the competition, what extra options they offer, ask about their merchandise selection and what guarantees they offer.
This can be a good time to ask about a return policy or if there are guarantees from the manufacture of the furniture.
4- What Happens If Things Go Wrong?
Knowing who will be responsible if problems do arise or you decide not to keep the furniture. Having this knowledge before you buy will keep you from being blindsided by extra costs if accidents do happen. Guarantees will also be helpful here too.
5- Are There Additional Costs?
Some manufacturers will customize the furniture, but it can cost extra. Ask about the different options for customization and how much it will cost.
Delivery options may also not be included in the original price. Ask about delivery to your home and if that is included in the purchase price.
You can also ask if they offer the removal of old furniture and if you can pay for this. Making room for the new furniture can be a hassle with old furniture still in your home, if you have the option for them to remove it for you, take it.
Work With Sugar House
The business of Sugar House Furniture has grown since the original business started in 1985. We are Utah’s leading mission style furniture company.
Our furniture is hand crafted and durable. We want to see our furniture in your home for years to come and give you the peace of mind that it will last from generation to generation. We are a successful small family business, so your satisfaction is important to us.
Mission style furniture offers timeless elegance to any room in your home. This type of furniture offers clean edges, flat panels and straight lines to give you a clean rustic look. We have furniture to fit all your needs, you can view options on our website and in our showroom located in Salt Lake City, UT.