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Old 03-08-2014, 05:14 PM
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Shortly we will be buying a complete house full of furniture and appliances. All bedding, sofa and chairs will be new. We may grab a 2nd hand dinning room set and maybe a chest of drawers too.

All new appliances, dishwasher, stove, washer/dryer, frige, microwave, toaster/oven and at least 2 TV's will be part of the package.

My question is, over the past few months I've seen sales of 40% off, I'm thinking of shopping regular price items and asking them to drop 40% at the end of the list.

What do you think and if you have a better way I'm all ears.

Thanks

Furniture will be middle of the road bedding prices, sofa's etc will be lower end (summer home)

Appliances will be all SS and middle of the road in pricing.
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Is this house in Peru?


Lol

Jk

Sorry, just can't believe I was the first!
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Originally Posted by BlueSpark View Post
Is this house in Peru?


Lol

Jk

Sorry, just can't believe I was the first!

The smarter half of me said, don't even comment on the asinine comment, the lesser half of me says:

Really, you were the first and only because it's just stupid of you. I'm betting you wish you could delete it now too.

Then the alter ego steps up and says, that's OK it comes with the territory, I just hope your jokes get better over time.

If you have any real contribution I'm listening.
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I'm having trouble figuring out why you're even asking the question on the Forum. Do it - it's called negotiation. The worst that can happen is the vendor will say no. The best is he will say yes - or something in between.
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Go around with the whole list and ask someone in the store with the authority to deal to give you a package quote. Never hurts to ask particularly with the smaller independents.
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I usually go to Sears on a holiday weekend around 11-12 just as it's starting to get busy, get the manager over to what you wanna buy, then start loud fight with the wife over price/color/brand/whatever till the manager gives and extra 10-15% off the holiday sale to get us out of the store before we run off other customers.

Dad taught me that one, who learned it from his dad. So its been working like a champ since like '49.
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Furniture has pretty good margins, not so much with appliances.
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Originally Posted by Vanisle View Post
I'm having trouble figuring out why you're even asking the question on the Forum.
Because you can't get to 8,500 posts without asking these types of questions!
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I once f@cked a fat girl for a discount on a throw rug at Walmart.
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
I once f@cked a fat girl for a discount on a throw rug at Walmart.

You got some discount nookie on a rug at Walmart? I don't know if I'd be braggin about bangin a People of Walmart chick!

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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
The smarter half of me said, don't even comment on the asinine comment, the lesser half of me says:

Really, you were the first and only because it's just stupid of you. I'm betting you wish you could delete it now too.

Then the alter ego steps up and says, that's OK it comes with the territory, I just hope your jokes get better over time.

If you have any real contribution I'm listening.

No, the smarter half of you would laugh at it. It was and is your post and persona on the forum that leads to comments, thoughts and jokes regarding your past drama. And no, I hadn't thought of deleting it...why would I, I don't have the Peru Love Triangle post drama. Plus I want 8600 post, too, one day, and I just don't have 8600 things to ask questions or start post about...so I got to jump in where I can...lol. Lighten up Francis.


Seriously, because you have seen for sale stuff at 40 percent off, I wouldn't expect that on a package deal. Maybe 10 percent on a package deal in total. But a lot of people build new homes and fully furnish and stock them and dont get a huge discount for it. But I would ask, and push a little, especially if your shopping at a TOTAL store like Sears where it could ALL be bought in one store...then I would expect more off.

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So you do fat chicks too then? hahahaha

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Originally Posted by OReely View Post
You got some discount nookie on a rug at Walmart? I don't know if I'd be braggin about bangin a People of Walmart chick!


It was pretty good 'poon......sweaty, but good. I got a 20% discount on my throw rug. I saved about $9. Pretty serious coin!
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Originally Posted by BlueSpark View Post
No, the smarter half of you would laugh at it. It was and is your post and persona on the forum that leads to comments, thoughts and jokes regarding your past drama. And no, I hadn't thought of deleting it...why would I, I don't have the Peru Love Triangle post drama. Plus I want 8600 post, too, one day, and I just don't have 8600 things to ask questions or start post about...so I got to jump in where I can...lol. Lighten up Francis.


Seriously, because you have seen for sale stuff at 40 percent off, I wouldn't expect that on a package deal. Maybe 10 percent on a package deal in total. But a lot of people build new homes and fully furnish and stock them and dont get a huge discount for it. But I would ask, and push a little, especially if your shopping at a TOTAL store like Sears where it could ALL be bought in one store...then I would expect more off.
No harm, your timing was off with your joke, the difference between a good comic and a bad one is often timing.

Seriously, if all you think I'll be able to get is 10% you need to come shopping with me and a bunch of others here, 25% off would be my starting point. Once I buy I'll report back on how I did.
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Don't know where your loc or what stores you have in your area. But here there is a store called PC Richards that has been advertising a complete stainless kitchen appliance package, stove, fridge, dishwasher, micro, for around $2500, I think it was Whirlpool. I didn't think it was a bad deal.
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08087, where exactly are you located? Jersey (08087 zip) ? At independent stores, you will likely do better buying the appliances a separate place from the furniture; definitely grind them on the price. For low price to begin with and a chain operation, first place I'd look into is Costco, both store and on-line, especially for the appliances but they have some really nice furniture too. Another consideration for the use and quality level you describe is Ikea, if you are up for a project. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by KeithS View Post
Don't know where your loc or what stores you have in your area. But here there is a store called PC Richards that has been advertising a complete stainless kitchen appliance package, stove, fridge, dishwasher, micro, for around $2500, I think it was Whirlpool. I didn't think it was a bad deal.
I shopped at PC Richards for my current house and came away with a nice discount. 4 years ago I picked up an appliance package with a face value of 4K and got it in my door for $2,500. I will be looking at them again for sure.

Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
08087, where exactly are you located? Jersey (08087 zip) ? At independent stores, you will likely do better buying the appliances a separate place from the furniture; definitely grind them on the price. For low price to begin with and a chain operation, first place I'd look into is Costco, both store and on-line, especially for the appliances but they have some really nice furniture too. Another consideration for the use and quality level you describe is Ikea, if you are up for a project. Good luck!

My location is Little Egg Harbor in south Jersey and I have my main home in North Jersey, so I can shop from either location for chain places but locally owned will have to be around the 08087 area give or take 25 miles.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Shortly we will be buying a complete house full of furniture and appliances. All bedding, sofa and chairs will be new. We may grab a 2nd hand dinning room set and maybe a chest of drawers too.

All new appliances, dishwasher, stove, washer/dryer, frige, microwave, toaster/oven and at least 2 TV's will be part of the package.

My question is, over the past few months I've seen sales of 40% off, I'm thinking of shopping regular price items and asking them to drop 40% at the end of the list.

What do you think and if you have a better way I'm all ears.

Thanks

Furniture will be middle of the road bedding prices, sofa's etc will be lower end (summer home)

Appliances will be all SS and middle of the road in pricing.
The only thing I can help with is one of the few things I miss about NJ. A store called "Bob's Discount Furniture"

Listen, it isn't Stickley -- but it isn't total junk either, and it's GREAT pricing. If/when I redo the wrecked bay shack and need to rent it, that's where I'm going.

Appliances are a whore's market. Just whore around during whatever holiday there is... and go from there.
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I forget what they call them, but the have areas with 3.5% sales tax.

I know you've mentioned Paterson in the past, so start there. Lowes, Reno's and HD are all on Rt 20
and they all have the 3.5%. I don't know about the box stores but maybe Reno's could put a package together. Over all I would think any true appliance store would be over a better discount.
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Originally Posted by ReelNauti View Post
I forget what they call them, but the have areas with 3.5% sales tax.

I know you've mentioned Paterson in the past, so start there. Lowes, Reno's and HD are all on Rt 20
and they all have the 3.5%. I don't know about the box stores but maybe Reno's could put a package together. Over all I would think any true appliance store would be over a better discount.

3.5% = "Urban enterprise zones"

Patterson, damn, you pay way too much attention, LOL. Jersey city, North bergen and most other "Urban" areas have them. And yes it's a great 3.5% off the final price too.

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