Questions to Ask Before Buying Furniture

New furniture is for most of us something that we can not afford to buy too often. After all, we are facing the most powerful economic crisis the world has ever seen. Though, as from time to time, new furniture is mandatory, people willing to buy some new furniture for their homes should ask for some details before actually buying the item that they are in need of.

Well, ok, that library looks just awesome. Though, do you know exactly what you are about to buy and what are you offered by the shop? No. Without asking the salesman, customers can not know some details about their desired item. So, in the next following lines, people will find out which are the main 5 questions that they should get answers at, before buying any piece of furniture.

First of all, people should find out what are the sizes of their desired item. Of course, they should also be aware of how much space they have back home, or otherwise, their new furniture might not fit. And nobody would like that, would they?

The next question is related to the transport of the furniture. Do you get free transport for your furniture or do you have to deal with it. This question might save you a lot of money, as most of the furniture shops have their own free transport system. If you choose to transport the new item at your home, you might have to pay quite a lot more, as the transport for big items – especially if we are talking about libraries, or coaches- costs quite a lot.

Next, the customers should ask for details related to the guarantee. How long is that piece of furniture granted to last, and in which cases the guarantee system won’t apply no more. The answer to this question should depend directly of the materials used an of the politics of the firm. Though, all the customers are advised to insist to have these details specified on the bill, in order to not have any unpleasant things in the future.

Also related to the guarantee system is related the next question. “What are the precautions that must be taken when using the piece of furniture?” should also be mandatory to ask, before buying some items for your home.

And last, but not the less important, is the next question: “In how many days will the furniture piece arrive at my home?”. This is specially dedicated for those who are buying from catalogues. Even if there might be special prices for that specific piece of furniture, details like the shipping time should never be forgotten. After all, nobody would like to wait a month or two for just a couch, would they?

The above questions are certainly the most important five questions that you need to get answers before buying some new items for your home. Don’t be shy and use them, as it is in your own interest.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 14th, 2010


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