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The Secret of Furniture “Sales”

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Almost everyone has that one furniture store in their town that always seems to be going out of business. Why do they do this? Just so they get to have a going-out-of-business sale. Used furniture stores, second-hand furniture stores, and hotel surplus stores all love to have big and commercialized sales.

But is this really the way to buy furniture? Is this the cheapest way?

Of course not.

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Many businesses markup their prices just so they can say they’ve marked them down for a sale. Frankly, the team at AMC Furniture Solutions is tired of watching stores trick their customers with their staged sales that actually offer no benefit. That’s simply not fair to you when you’re trying to figure out what to buy.

sales tricks

At AMC, we value easy and clean shopping. That’s why we price everything in our store for the lowest price we can. Imagine how much you’ll benefit from being able to browse furniture and seeing a low price that’s actually the real price. No price games or hidden tricks. Just a great product and a low low price..

At AMC Furniture Solutions, we want to be your trusted place for furniture. Just click here to start browsing so you can see some real low prices.

And remember, when we have holiday sales they are real sales.

4 Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture

Second Hand Furniture

It’s no secret that furniture can be expensive. With many options for quality chairs, tables, couches, etc. going for a minimum of 3 figures, filling your spaces with brand new furniture can really start racking up.

The best alternative? Second hand furniture comes with multiple benefits. Not only is it (obviously) generally much cheaper than new, but it can also provide you some really interesting pieces you wouldn’t find in a standard showroom. Here’s what to look out for before you hit the yard sales, though.

Tag? Label? Engraving?

Second Hand Wooden Table

You would be surprised at how often people selling used furniture don’t know what they’re marking down to $10. Look over all the undersides and backsides for original tags, brand labels, or engravings that show manufacturers and dates, and follow up with some research if you find something.

Rule of thumb: if it’s a person’s name you’ve never heard of or any combinations of two names with “&” in the middle, that’s probably a good sign.

Try Before You Buy

The old sales adage holds especially true for buying second hand furniture. Depending on your level of craftiness or budget for restoring old pieces, you could be looking at more work to fix something up than you’re willing to put in. Check for lumpy cushions, unstable weight support, and excessive shakiness or creaking.

Give It a Smell

Cat on a Couch

That’s right – never buy it before you smell it. Even if you’re planning to reupholster a piece, you could be buying cushions or even wood with deep-soaked scents, which can be extremely difficult to get out.

Keep Measurements Handy

Before you even start shopping, be sure to keep a list written down of the maximum measurements you can work with. You don’t want to be stuck with an incredible sofa that mysteriously takes up half of your living room. Everything seems to magically look smaller before you bring it home.

Photo Credits (from top): DIY Life, ONEHOWTO, and Luxury Brand Custom Wood

How to Make the Most of Your Loft: Furniture Tips

Loft Apartment Space

Quick—what essential element makes or breaks a loft?

If you answered “space,” you probably already live in a loft!

The key feature of any great loft is the openness of the place. This may seem obvious, given the structure that makes a loft a loft, but it’s important to keep this idea firmly in mind as you select the pieces that will go into one.

Large Loft Space

To help facilitate a healthy “flow” throughout your space, your loft furniture should tend toward minimal in design, allowing for the appearance of a larger room. This gives you more apparent space to work with in structuring your layout.

Second, since you’re dealing with a space where there aren’t such clearly defined “rooms” as a standard home, you’ll want to consider how that furniture encourages a feeling of separation but also cohesion. Does your kitchen table feel like it’s part of the living area? Does your office chair clash with your bedroom theme?

Modern Loft Apartment

Loft furniture in any room can generally be seen from any other part of the loft, so it’s vital to keep an aesthetic flow while allowing for an overall impression of spaciousness.

Photo Credits (from top): Hall of Homes, iDesignArch, and HappyModern