It may sometimes seem like retailers have their sofa sale running 12 months of the year, with massive discounts across the board, for many people it can be difficult to judge how much of a good deal they are getting and whether the discounts on offer are genuine. In more recent years the Office of Fair Trading have become much stricter in terms of how goods are advertised and priced which does make the practice of discounting much more transparent, however there are still a few key things to bear in mind when shopping in a sofa sale.
Check the original sofa price
Retailers must legally advertise the period of time for which certain items have been sold at their previous higher price. If you see a pre-sale price advertised always check to see when and for how long that price was in place. Some retailers will advertise a sofa at a high price for the minimum required period only to drop the price to show a huge reduction that is in line with the OFT’s guidelines and regulations.
Shop around for sofas
When a sofa is advertised with a huge discount it can sometimes be tempting to part with your cash there and then, however it is always wise to shop around to see if other retailers are offering the same products at an even better rate. It is often the case when you are shopping on the highstreet that you can find better deals online. Sellers who sell solely online will have much lower overheads than those sellers on the high street so always check to see if the same products are available in a sofa sale from an online retailer at a better rate.
Discontinued and end of line sofa sales
One of the best ways to get the best deal out of a sofa sale is to seek out end of line or discontinued ranges, these sales are usually the best places to find genuine discounts as many retailers will be keen to clear out old stock to make space for new lines. It is very common for retailers to introduce new sofa collections in line with the new year so this is the best time to look for these bargains, alternatively you can always ask the question as to when lines are to be ended and be the first in line for the bargain prices.
Never rush into buying a suite, it is always best to shop around and weigh up your options before committing to buy. Bear these few factors in mind so that you can get the best out of a sofa sale.