With Black Friday just a few weeks away it's time to start making plans for those must-have items. And while most people are racing to snag the latest phone and the hottest toys, it might be the perfect moment to consider something a little different.
Think of it this way; isn't it time to breathe new life into your home? Maybe it's that old couch that's seen better days, or a dining table with a wobbly leg. Maybe it's time for some new bedroom furniture or a new mattress.
Upgrading these essentials doesn’t just pave the way for a fresh start to the new year, but with some amazing deals available, you'll be pocketing significant savings too. So, while the allure of tech and toys is hard to resist, think about the long-term joy of sprucing up your living space this shopping season.
Unlike many other products, furniture is a long-term investment. It's not something you’ll change seasonally, like clothing, or upgrade annually. So, when it goes on sale, especially with Black Friday-level discounts, we encourage you to take notice. This is your opportunity to purchase quality pieces — be it a plush new sofa, a durable dining set, patio furniture, or a state-of-the-art adjustable bed — at a fraction of the price.
Recent Trends and Black Friday
A 2022 study showed that 76% of people in the U.S. were ready to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Most wanted clothes (49%), toys (29%), or jewelry (26%). However, only 18% thought about buying furniture.
We get it, a new bed frame or coffee table might not be the first thing that springs to mind for Black Friday.
Furniture is about longevity. If you've recently splurged on a new sofa or fridge, you're unlikely to be looking for a replacement anytime soon.
Additionally, Black Friday and Cyber Monday tap into our love for instant gratification. There's an undeniable satisfaction in immediately taking home several shopping bags filled with new goodies. In contrast, furniture shopping often means waiting for deliveries, and the delay can curb the thrill, even if the deal was fantastic.
There's also a mental game at play. Spending a significant chunk of your budget on an accent chair might feel less satisfying than spreading it out on multiple smaller purchases. Buying more stuff feels like more value, even if the overall amount is the same.
Just keep in mind that retailers use this unofficial holiday as an opportunity to introduce new collections and clear out older stock.
If you're interested in purchasing items with the latest technology this means access to those pieces.
If you’re looking for significant savings, you’ll find classic pieces at clearance rates.
Either way, you win.
Pros of Buying Furniture on Black Friday
Depending on what you’re buying discounts generally range anywhere from 10-70%. Large items like sofas, beds, and dining sets often see substantial price cuts. Given their higher price points, even a 20-30% discount can translate to savings of hundreds of dollars.
When hunting for appliances, look for extra perks, like cash-back rebates or free installation. In addition to a reduced price, you could potentially save on those additional costs.
While the discounts are definitely a draw, don't get too caught up on just the price tag. Many stores offer good financing deals, allowing you to spread out payments with super low-interest rates. This can be a win-win, letting you manage costs better and potentially build up your credit. So, as you hunt for deals, remember to keep these benefits in mind.
Furniture stores, not just tech shops, often surprise shoppers with deals on TVs and even gaming consoles like the PS5, Xbox, and Switch on Black Friday. While many head straight to electronics stores, those who explore furniture outlets might find the TV or console they desire with fewer crowds.
Speaking of crowds, many opt out of Black Friday shopping to avoid the typical frenzy surrounding limited-stock items. Yet, furniture stores offer a distinct atmosphere. Shoppers often come in with a purpose: to test and size up specific pieces. It's rare to impulsively snag a couch or dining set. While we do have a selection of smaller, home decor pieces on sale and maybe a few rugs that you could easily snag, the overall ambiance in the store is generally more relaxed, reflecting a calmer shopping experience.
However, although you might not see shoppers physically tussling over a sleek fridge or a luxurious leather sectional, don't be lulled into a false sense of leisure. Given the high demand, if a specific brand or design sparks your interest, it's wise to seal the deal quickly. Procrastination not only risks missing out due to limited stock but can also lead to extended delivery times for latecomers.
During Black Friday, furniture stores really step up their game. Whether you're in-store or online, you're spoiled for choice. From big brands to unique designs, it's the perfect time to explore and compare, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your space.
Although there are clear benefits to furniture shopping on this day, it's equally important to be aware of some challenges.
Cons of Buying Furniture on Black Friday
Yes, there will be some amazing furniture deals, but it's not without its challenges. The showrooms can get busy, making it a bit tough to navigate. And with the rush, getting help from store staff might take a tad longer. Once you've chosen your piece, brace yourself for those extended checkout lines. The discounts are worth it, but it's good to be prepared for the busy atmosphere.
The holiday season means a boom in sales, which can lead to some delivery challenges. With so many orders coming in, delivery schedules are packed tight. Moving big items like a bed frame or sectional isn't a quick job; it needs careful handling and the right vehicles. Even with extra hands on deck for the season, they might be adjusting to the pace. Factor in the usual holiday traffic and possible wild weather, and delays become more understandable.
Returning furniture isn't quite as simple as other items, especially after the bustling holiday season. Given the size and specialized handling required for these items, the process is naturally more involved. After the rush, retailers are often still playing catch-up, leading to potential delays in processing returns. If you're planning on returning something, it's wise to factor in a bit more time than usual and remain patient as businesses navigate the post-holiday workload.
Black Friday isn't just about snagging the latest gadgets or fashion deals; it's a great opportunity to bring new energy into your home. Imagine starting the new year with a revamped room, a more comfortable sofa, or a functional washer and dryer set. It's not just about looks; the right furniture makes your home comfortable and shapes it into the perfect place for building memories.
As the festive season nears, we at RC Willey believe that every home tells a story, and Black Friday is the perfect time to start a new chapter. And the best part? Our Black Friday deals mean that transforming your home doesn't have to strain your wallet. Take a look at our inventory and let us help you create a space that reflects you, all while staying within budget. Remember, home is where the heart is, so why not invest where it matters most?