Check out classifieds like Craigslist when you are shopping for furniture. On any given day, you can find tons of postings on furniture for sale. Sellers on Craigslist are open to negotiating prices, so you can usually get something at a great price. Just make sure that you have cash on hand when you want to purchase. If you want to save money on furniture, consider alternatives to traditional shopping.Goodwill stores sometimes have pieces. Check out yard and garage sales. Also peruse Craiglist or local Freecycle options. Any community of some size has a secondary market of furniture not on showroom floors. Even consider going to storage locker auctions. If you see a piece you like, talk to the winning bidder for that locker. When you are buying a sofa, you need to make sure that you inspect the materials and especially the frame.Instead, chose furniture where the wood is joined together on both corners and ends. Although these joints may take more time and money to produce, they tend to last longer than other joints. If you have small children or large pets in your home, be careful about choosing furniture made from delicate fabrics. A microfiber or hardy leather is a better choice than silk or thin cotton in such a case.You will find a large selection of styles in colors that are understated and timeless to complement any room in your home. When you are furniture shopping it is worth if to ask for a lower price. Many times furniture stores set a much higher price then they need and will work with you. Once you find the piece or pieces you want, ask your salesperson if they can give you a better price. Although you may be looking for new furniture, do not rule out buying something used.