Make sure the cabinet doors close securely and open easily. Test all the drawers to ensure they pull out correctly and close properly. If there is anything that is not working, get it fixed before buying. Don't be afraid to haggle. In this way, furniture is like a car. There's typically a lot of mark up in that price. You can normally get anywhere from 10% up to 20% off when you are a confident haggler.This saves you a lot of money as you take advantage of these clearance prices. Plan well ahead of any furniture purchase. Don't go shopping on a whim. Know what type of vehicle you'll need to pick up the new piece. Know what you'll do with the old furniture that you are replacing. Also know what you'll do if there's a significant gap in the timing between getting your new furniture and getting rid of the older furniture.Consider both form and function when you are selecting a new piece of furniture. It is all well and good to buy a new item that looks stunning in your room. However, if it is so impractical that it is not really usable for you and your family, you have really wasted your money. Always review the warranty terms on new furniture before you decide to buy it. Little is worse than paying a lot of money on pieces just to have something happen to it that isn't covered under its warranty.If you do not have pets or children, do not hesitate to purchase some lighter colors if this is the style you want. Shop for used furniture to save money and get quality pieces. Many times you can find furniture that an individual no longer needs for a great price. You can either shop at used furniture stores, from the newspaper, on Craigslist or any other place where people sell the furniture they no longer want.