What is the best month of the year to buy furniture?

by | Sep 28, 2020 | Furniture FAQs | 0 comments

In the U.S. there is no single best month for buying furniture.

All furniture stores feature weekly or bi-weekly sales highlighting discounts on a limited selection of their total inventory.

Storewide sales are heavily advertised for specific holidays.

  • These holiday sales may start a week or more before the actual holiday and extend up to a week after the actual holiday. This will vary from retailer to retailer.
  • Some holiday sales periods are regionally based. For example President’s Day Weekend Sales are much bigger in the Washington DC region than in most other parts of the country.
  • Individual retailers and chains may also hold storewide sales at other times of the year. Some of these may be advertised as:
    • Storewide Clearance
    • Grand Opening (or Going Out of Business)
    • 24 Hour (or 48 hour or 72 hour) Inventory Blowout

    In the U.S. the biggest holiday periods for furniture sales include:

    1. Late November (Black Friday – Cyber Monday)
    2. Memorial Day Weekend (Late May)
    3. Independence Day Weekend (July 4th)
    4. Early September (Labor Day Weekend)
    5. Other holidays are also used for major sales promotions on a regional basis.
      1. For example, President’s Day Weekend in February is a huge furniture sale period in the Washington DC area, but not in many other parts of the country.

    The holiday periods above are approximate.

    • Some retailers may start the sales up to a month in advance.
    • Sales typically begin at least a week before the actual holiday.
    • Sales will usually end anywhere from one day to one week after the actual holiday. It is not unusual to see the sale period “extended by popular demand” for an additional time period.

    Not all holidays are considered prime times for furniture sales.

    • Christmas and Easter are two holiday periods that are not especially important to USA furniture retailers.
    • December is the slowest month of the year for many USA furniture dealers.

    Everything described in this article in valid only for the U.S. Other countries have completely different furniture sale schedules.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 

 

 

 

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