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Shopping for furniture can be difficult and can be a major investment. People can easily risk spending too much money, purchasing bad furniture and end up having to deal with late deliveries.

According to Puget Sound Consumers’ Checkbook, to protect yourself against unsatisfactory merchandise, delivery issues, and problems with resolving complaints, make all payments by credit card.

Also comparing retail furniture prices can be challenging because some items only belong to that particular retailer. According to the group, when calling local furniture stores using their competitive bidding strategy, this is what they found:

For a Hooker “Sorella” credenza, prices ranged from $1,545 to $2,823.

For a Kincaid “Bedford” console, prices ranged from $1,068 to $1,896.

For a Lane “Benson” loveseat, pices ranged from $569 to $1,188.

4 tip for finding low prices on furniture, according to Checkbook:

Wait for sales.

Look for items on clearance.

Negotiate lower prices.

Consider buying through an interior designer.

For more information visit, www.checkbook.org.

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