With so much choice and so many brands producing outdoor furniture, knowing what to buy and when can be dauting.
With quality, cost, durability and design all to consider, it’s easy to be led astray by discount deals and offers.
Here we help you through exactly this, understanding the pros and cons of peak buying times. By the end you will know exactly when to buy garden furniture.
The Annual Garden Furniture Sale Cycle
Thanks to the climate in this country, the use of garden furniture for many of us is confined to a few months of the year.
For this reason, retailers will promote sales and offers on a seasonal basis, knowing that interest in their product is likely to fluctuate throughout the year.
This is typically divided into two parts: ‘in’ season and ‘out’ of season.
With this in mind, it’s highly likely that consumers will see more sales prices and offers during the out of season period. This usually means any time between October and January.
Things to Look Out For
Though the sales are there to save you money, there are some retail traps to avoid when buying garden furniture. When making your decisions, be sure to look out for:
- Reductions of more than 30% – Any more than this and the retailer will have most likely inflated the initial price to make the sale seem more appealing, or this may be end of line stock.
- Flash sales – A tried and tested way to entice panic buying, these kinds of countdown sales often reset so it’s worth baring that in mind when parting with your cash.
- Do some research – If you’re looking at branded furniture that is sold in numerous places, make sure to shop around and price match as you could find a cheaper stockist.
When is the Best Time to Buy Garden Furniture?
Depending on what you are buying, from where and your own personal situation may determine whether in or out of season garden furniture buying is right for you. Here are a few reasons to choose each:
Leaving things to the last minute is something we are all guilty of. Getting ready for the summer is no exception. If you find your garden is without furniture when the weather starts to brighten up, then buying in season may be your only option.
The demand will probably be higher than usual at this time of the year, and you may have to pay more to get what you want. However, buying in season will likely mean that the products available will be ready for delivery or pick up immediately, or in the coming week or so.
Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about how to cover and store the furniture during cold and wet weather. It’ll be ready to use in the summer sun!
Out of Season
For the more organised among us, buying out of season arguably holds more benefits than draw backs. Not only will your purchase likely coincide with the out of season sales, saving you a chunk of money, the quality of the furniture is also likely to be much higher.
This is because many retailers will produce their garden furniture to order, rather than mass producing tables and chairs that then sit in warehouses or on shelves for months on end.
This will almost definitely mean having to wait a good while to enjoy your higher quality garden furniture but, if timed correctly and pending no delays, you can be sure that your new furniture is with you in time for those precious summer months.
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