Most furniture companies make decisions toward the end of the month on which lines of furniture they will continue to use and which they will get rid of. The ones they are trying to get rid of are sold at a greatly discounted prices. Used furniture is a great way to save money. It is important to inspect used furniture very carefully before you buy it. Test all the doors and drawers, look for scratches and make sure the piece is sturdy enough.Knowing where you will show it means making sure it will fit there. Bring a tape measure when you shop for furniture and know in advance the spacial limitations you are working with. If you're ever in a pinch, phone home and have someone there give you the specs. It's important that outdoor furniture is made well. Every weld should be thoroughly examined to ensure they aren't weak. If something seems weak or out of place, avoid purchasing that item.It is best to purchase a warranty issued by a manufacturer rather than by the retailer since these warranties usually cover more things. Before buying a piece of furniture, try removing the drawers. Touch the inside of the drawers to see if it feels rough. Low quality furniture usually feels very rough. The better pieces of furniture also have dust panels between drawers. Do not hesitate to ask for a lower price if you do not see dust panels or finds that the wood inside the drawers is rough.Sometimes you need the visual help to get your imagination working. Those pictures will be a big help as you consider different pieces. Plus, they may inspire one of the sales people in the store to show you a piece you may not have considered otherwise. If you are going with a particular color theme in a room, take a sample of the color with you when you go furniture shopping. Bring a color swatch or piece of fabric.