Fine Italian leather furniture is a great investment. It is durable and strong so it will last a long time but at the same time, it’s easy to clean and maintain. However, trying to find fine Italian leather furniture is a difficult process. You want to make sure that it’s genuine but at the same time, you don’t want to have to spend an arm and a leg to get it. So, what are some ways that you can buy modern Italian furniture without breaking the bank doing so? Here are some ideas for doing just that.
If you want to buy a specific piece of fine Italian leather furniture, then you probably will have to get it brand new. The more specific you are, the less you’ll find in some of the places suggested in the next few ideas. However, buying brand new is the most expensive way to buy leather upholstery. So, what you can do is find a store that will allow you to make payments. Keep in mind that payments mean that you’ll probably have to pay interest but many places have a ‘no interest for six month’ policy or similar deals. If you can pay off the furniture in that time frame, then it will be worth it. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying an outrageous amount in interest.
Check private seller sites like Ebay, Craig’s List and Offer Up. There are a lot of opportunities to buy fine Italian leather furniture second hand. Many thrift stores will also stock them. However, you can’t be picky when shopping like this. For something that good of quality, there won’t be very many. Also, the previous owners may not have kept any of the original paperwork proving that the leather is genuine. There are ways that you can tell if you have a professional look at it, though. The condition of the furniture may be less than desirable as well and you’ll need to make sure they came from a smoke free home. There are various downfalls to buying second hand but the price is definitely on the up side.
Buying furniture from Hong Kong or China may take a long time to get to you but they will be a lot less expensive than buying in America. However, often times, you will get the wrong shipment and then you will be responsible for the shipping fees if you decide to return it. This can get very expensive and frustrating if you get sent the wrong thing several times. But, if you do get the right thing the first time, then you’ll save a lot of money so it’s a great idea if you aren’t in a rush to get your furniture. It will usually take a month or two to get to you so order in advance.
Sometimes the manufacturer will make a small mistake or there will be a blemish that is not even noticeable on the leather or surrounding parts. These cannot be sold at regular price. They will usually mark them down and send them to an outlet warehouse or some sort of overstock place and they will be sold online. You just have to do the research and see if you can find the outlet version or the off brands for the type of furniture that you want. Or you might be able to ask in your local store and find out where their outlet center is.
You could also wait until they have a sale. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is a nation wide sales day. There’s also Cyber Monday which is the following Monday after Black Friday. Most places will also usually have sales at the beginning of each year in order to up sales after Christmas when business tends to die down. They will also hold sales when a new season brings new product. Talk to your local store and find out when their sales will be and then start saving so that you can buy what you want for a discounted price, all at once, without having to worry about shipping fees, return policies, blemishes or interest.