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Friday, July 16, 2010

Maybe it's cause I go to home furnishing stores way too often, but I always happen to get a great deal when it comes time for these stores to put their floor sample items on sale. Like for instance, my husband and I went into Pottery Barn in Georgetown one day and left with a brand new (not even the floor sample!) dining room table for half the original price! Turns out they were selling the floor sample model of the dining room table we purchased, but they also had more in the back that were brand new that they were selling for the same price as the floor sample.

And when we went to Restoration Hardware just to window shop, we left with a brown, velvet tufted armchair that is currently in our living room for a steal. And when I say steal, I really mean it. I think we got the chair for $140 and it was in tip-top shape.

Well, only a few days ago we went into Crate and Barrel just to look and again we left with a great deal. But this time, for once, it was actually something we were looking for which made the find even better! We've been wanting to lighten the furniture in the tv room for some time now and decided to swap out the dark, media stand for a white one. And while perusing around for a bit, we found a floor sample of the Paterson Media Stand for sale at $240, originally at $399. Not as good as being half off, but pretty darn good.

We're going to switch out the hardware to something that has a bit more character.

We also scored another good find at Crate and Barrel, not exactly something we were looking for but at $160, originally $299, we just couldn't let the Jules Large Accent Table get away from us.

We got the larger of the two.

Since it's Friday and the weekend is upon us, I highly recommend checking out your local home furnishing retailers to see what great finds you can score. You never know what's out there til you see for yourself.


  1. Question - Do stores like Crate and Barrel always sell floor items at a discount? Or do they just have to be items they are discontinuing or no longer keeping inventory instock?

  2. Great question! And I've actually asked 2 sales people about that, but I've gotten two different responses so I'm not sure what the real deal is. The first person said they sell floor items when they run out of that particular item (but they order more) and put the floor sample on sale. Not sure of the logic there but that's what the woman said. The second person said that they put the floor samples on sale when they discontinue the item, but I've purchased the Jules Accent Table and the Clairemont Demilune Console Table as floor sample sale items and both are still being sold in stores so I'm not sure about that response either.

    If you're worried about the quality of the floor sample items, there's no need too. They make sure that you check the item thoroughly so that you know what you're getting. They also have you sign a form saying that you've inspected it and are okay with the condition. Sketchy I know, but honestly all of the floor sample items I've purchased (total now 5 items) were in brand new condition so I would take advantage of the great price.

    If your question is more about finding floor sample sales when you go to retailers like Crate and Barrel on a regular basis, then I would say yes to Crate and Barrel because they always have something discounted every time I go there. But let's say for Pottery Barn, I think they only have floor sample sales when the seasons are changing and their merchandise is being switched out for the upcoming season. I hope that answers your question, I know that my response was a big long-winded ;)

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