Used sectional sofas are a great alternative to buying a new and expensive sectional sofa. Sectional sofas are expensive anyway because of how big they are, and buying a used one shouldn't be difficult. A few things to keep in mind when looking for your used sectional sofas is the color, material and size.
Starting at a local antique store is the best way to find the perfect bargain sofa you're looking for. Antique stores have items from all around the country, when people moved to that area and sold stuff, people who were leaving that area and sold stuff, and if someone passed away and their loves sold their furniture (not that you'd want to know if that's how it got there). Antique stores have the best variety of sofas for the best price, and because antique stores are generally owned locally you can probably talk them down to a more than fair price if you find something you like. On good days, and even on not so good days, you can walk away with a couch for $300 or $500, not bad compared to department store prices.
After you tried the antique store and before you go to the department store, try yard sales. Don't put your nose in the air, you can find some great stuff at yard sales. Granted it may several long days and a couple weekends, but it will all be worth it when you find a $1000 couch for more than half off. Think about people who are having yard sales are just trying to get rid of stuff, they either need the money, are about to move or just doing some spring cleaning. A majority of the time they haven't used the couch in months maybe years, so you can once again, talk them down to a more than fair price if you find the right couch.
The next shop before you swipe your credit card at a department store, is to look online. A lot of people want to look and feel a couch before they buy it, so they are not so excited about buying one online, but here's a tip: if you find a sofa online, for example a red 86 inch microfiber couch, just go to a department store and make sure you like the microfiber touch and the length is okay. Also, a lot of times department stores run deals for their online stores. For instances Macy's occasionally runs a deal that if you buy online it's half and the shipping is freeâ€¦why not buy online? Nevertheless, if just instance on buying in store, at least wait until there's a holiday such as Memorial Day or Labor Day. Department stores and most stores for that matter normally run some pretty good one-day sales on a holiday.
Once you've purchased your great used sectional sofa and gotten it home, you need to take care of it. It make take a little more work than a new couch and it may need to be restored a little bit to get it to wear it's looking new, but it's worth all the work. Saving money on something most people spend thousands and thousands of dollars on is great feeling; nothing can beat it.