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					Furniture Fairs: a Rough Guide To Saving on Items

Furniture fairs are a great way to get good prices on a wonderful
assortment of furnishings for your home or for your office. Although
these events don’t happen too often, once you chance upon one, you should
take every opportunity to comb them for items you might want. This is a
great thing for those that are on a tight budget and are still on the
hunt for something that is avant garde yet affordable.

Here are a few tips on visiting these fairs.

1. Hitting the Fair – you will have to keep a ready eye and a fidgety ear
to the ground to get the latest rumblings on where a fair is to be
staged. Look up local newspapers and classified ads to see where these
events are taking place. Furthermore, you will have to check out which
brands will be showcasing their wares there. This will help you determine
whether the items you salivate after will be making an appearance there.

When you have marked a fair for visit and you totally decide to take home
an item or two, make sure you have the transportation to do so. Not all
fairs have delivery service, so you may need to hop on a friend’s pickup
to get there.

2. Scour the place – the good thing about fairs is that there is so much
to choose from. If possible, don’t stand star struck at the first store
you see and buy everything in sight. Look around and ask about prices.
Take careful note of all the items you like and compare prices and
quality. With so many items to choose from, you will likely have you
hands full with this task. However, this is better than giving up and
buying the first item you see. It is better to work yourself dry rather
than finding out that the chair you bought is twice as expensive as one
found in another stall.

3. Seek discounts – it will be possible for you to get a good discount on
some of the items for sale. This is especially true if you are buying in
bulk. If you really are interested in buying in bulk, let the manager
know, he will typically be willing to give discounts here and there. Most
fairs feature the items that have been discounted as to make them doubly
attractive in events like this. If you can’t get a good price for the
item you want, keep on searching around. You may get a second offer that
is cheaper and easier on the eyes than most.

4. Check Quality – Before taking an item home, check the items for damage
and tear. You’ll be better for it. Good luck!

				
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