What's the best time to snag a bargain on candy? The day after Halloween, of course. And when should you stock up on gift wrap, ribbons and bows? December 26th. Buy your school supplies in late September and your winter boots in February.
Smart shoppers know exactly how to time their purchases to find the best buys. And I'll let you in on a secret: there are similar strategies to finding furniture bargains here at Furniture Consignment Gallery!
Leather furniture is snapped up quickly in our showrooms from October through February. That's when homeowners are eager to furnish their homes for those long winter nights. Leather is especially popular just before the Super Bowl. Spilled beer and salsa stains? No problem!
But come May, even the best of leather lingers in our stores. Most shoppers are too busy hunting for beachy items like slipcovered chairs and wicker tables for their summer cottages. Patio sets are hot, too, at this time of year.
That's why it's not surprising that FCG has a beautiful Ethan Allen leather sectional at our store in Hanover. New, it cost $6,500. Our price: $4,299.
Also in Hanover is a pair of American Signature chairs in merlot with nailhead trim and an ottoman for less than $1,500. These are just what you'll want when the Patriots are preparing to win their 6th Super Bowl, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anything like these next January.
However, if you come prepared to take them home with you today, you can get them placed in your living room just in time for a two minute horse race. Then you can enjoy them all year long.
When you shop consignment, a little planning makes for a great shopping expedition. Think ahead. That rowdy game-day party is closer than you think.