Find Great Discount Baby Furniture With These Tips
Don't Compromise on Safety.
If your budget is tight, there are numerous options available for saving money on baby furniture. Bear in mind, however, that safety should still be your first priority when choosing nursery furniture for your baby.
Be especially mindful of the following safety requirements, which are often lacking with discount baby furniture:
Discount Baby Furniture
Your first step is to decide which items of baby nursery furniture you really need, and which are just nice-to-haves.
Click here for my essential furniture nursery checklist.
Next you need to decide what you like before you start discount baby furniture hunting.
If you have already chosen a crib, this will affect your choice of nursery furniture. You may already know the brand, make and model of the furniture items you would like to buy.
Join the mailing list at these stores so that you will be notified of upcoming sales.
Also find out if they have a lay-a-way plan to make paying for your furniture more manageable.
If not, you will need to look around for alternatives that do fit your budget, and will go with your chosen crib. When you find alternative items, note the brand, make and model, as well as, the price. Make sure you have back up choices.
If you haven't chosen a crib yet, look for this at the same time, and remember that nursery furniture sets are less expensive than buying individual furniture items.
Discount Baby Furniture Hunting
If you start early enough and are patient, you will likely be able to get the baby nursery furniture you like at a discount of up to 25% when you go discount baby furniture hunting online. Remember to take shipping costs into account and don't forget to look for the items you wanted originally, as well as, the alternatives. You never know, you may be lucky and find a great price.
Here's what you should be looking out for:
Visit as many online baby furniture stores as you can find. Check which ones carry the baby furniture items that you are looking for. Sign up for the newsletter on these sites. The newsletter will inform you of upcoming sales and specials. If the site does not have a newsletter, check back often to see if there is a sale. Here's a list of my favorite online baby nursery decor stores to get you started...
Some online baby stores have a clearance or specials section where you can pick up discount baby furniture. See our nursery decor bargains section for a list of all the baby furniture stores with specials and clearances.
Fingerhut.com has a limited selection of baby nursery furniture available with payment terms. They also have a clearance section.
Overstock.com offers closeout items at up to 80% off the original retail price. I found some great nursery rockers there the other day when I was looking around. They also offer a flat shipping rate of $2.95, which is a huge saving!
Check Walmart.com to see if they stock your chosen furniture items. They offer discount baby furniture and free shipping to your local store. (A big saving.) They have a fairly broad product range and even have specials and clearance items. (And remember - no one will ever know your baby nursery furniture came from Wal-Mart!)
As with Wal-Mart, Amazon.com offers a wide range of discount baby furniture, many of the items with free super saver shipping.
eBay also has an automatic notification service!
Add your make and model search to 'favorite searches' by clicking 'save this search' on the top line of your search results.
Choose a notification period (up to six months), tick the 'e-mail me daily' box and click 'Save'.
eBay will notify you of new items matching your search as and when they are uploaded during the specified notification period.
Go on-line and bid! Simple!
Note: You have to register as an eBay member to use this service.
If you have been taking notes during your search, you will have a good idea by now of where you can find your nursery furniture items at the best price.
Now it's time to log onto eBay. Search for the make and model number of the furniture you want and try to beat the lowest price you have found so far.
Also check out the other nursery furniture on auction. Some manufacturers upload inventory surplus on eBay - you can get brand new furniture still in the box at a steal!
Used Baby Furniture
Unlike the baby crib, other items of baby nursery furniture can quite comfortably be bought second hand, and refurbished ready for your baby. Refurbishing an old piece of furniture can be fun and very rewarding.
If you decide to buy used baby furniture, there are plenty of places to find it. Make sure to keep baby furniture safety in mind though.
Where to look:
Get up early and make sure you get there for the start of the sale. If you can find yard sales listed in your local newspaper, phone ahead. Some people will let you reserve an item that you are interested in.
Borrow Your Nursery Furniture
Borrow from a friend or family member or make use of a family heirloom. Consult a professional BEFORE attempting to refurbish an heirloom or antique!
Local Classifieds and Internet Listings
You will find an absolute wealth of used baby furniture items here, for next to nothing too!
Resale Baby Stores
Used Baby Furniture Stores
Again - don't forget e-Bay!
Some items up for auction on e-Bay have barely been used - sign up for the notification service mentioned above.
Other Great Money Saving Tips
Enjoy your discount baby furniture hunting - and remember, start early to make sure you get the best deals!
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