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Old 06-21-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Please advise.. We liked something but not sure being big branded show room, will they negotiate or not?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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I would say chances are very good they will, especially if you're serious. I've haggled at many retailers before, often successfully. Just stand firm, and be prepared to walk away.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I negotiate at every store and believe it or not it generally works. Especially on big ticket items.
I generally go at the end of the month, between 28th - 30th when they are pressing hard to meet their monthly numbers.

Also, a side note, furniture stores get their inventory in Jan and Aug so July end would be a good time to buy before new items come.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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I've bought several pieces from Raymour and Flanigan (master bedroom set, living room couch, entertainment center and a children's bedroom set) and they were open to negotiating on all the pieces. In general, I just balked at the total price and then considered out loud whether we really needed it or maybe we should put a piece back and then reminded them of my past patronage of their store and the nice set I saw at one of their competitors. Sure enough, the salesman scurried off to the manager and came back with a much better price or agreed to include some freebies. For instance, we got "free" mattress and box spring sets with the childrens bedroom furniture and they cut an additional $250 or so off the price, so we saved around $700 all together versus list. From what I understand, the markup on the items is INSANE, so they have plenty of room to negotiate.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yes, I have similar experience. When I bought my bedroom furniture, I did successfully negotiate by about 10-12%.
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