Furniture fairs are a great way to get good prices on a wonderful assortment of furnishings for your home or for your office. Although these events don’t happen too often, once you chance upon one, you should take every opportunity to comb them for items you might want. This is a great thing for those that are on a tight budget and are still on the hunt for something that is avant garde yet affordable.

Here are a few tips on visiting these fairs.

1. Hitting the Fair – you will have to keep a ready eye and a fidgety ear to the ground to get the latest rumblings on where a fair is to be staged. Look up local newspapers and classified ads to see where these events are taking place. Furthermore, you will have to check out which brands will be showcasing their wares there. This will help you determine whether the items you salivate after will be making an appearance there.

When you have marked a fair for visit and you totally decide to take home an item or two, make sure you have the transportation to do so. Not all fairs have delivery service, so you may need to hop on a friend’s pickup to get there.

2. Scour the place – the good thing about fairs is that there is so much to choose from. If possible, don’t stand star struck at the first store you see and buy everything in sight.  Look around and ask about prices. Take careful note of all the items you like and compare prices and quality. With so many items to choose from, you will likely have you hands full with this task. However, this is better than giving up and buying the first item you see. It is better to work yourself dry rather than finding out that the chair you bought is twice as expensive as one found in another stall.

3. Seek discounts – it will be possible for you to get a good discount on some of the items for sale. This is especially true if you are buying in bulk. If you really are interested in buying in bulk, let the manager know, he will typically be willing to give discounts here and there. Most fairs feature the items that have been discounted as to make them doubly attractive in events like this. If you can’t get a good price for the item you want, keep on searching around. You may get a second offer that is cheaper and easier on the eyes than most.

4. Check Quality – Before taking an item home, check the items for damage and tear. You’ll be better for it. Good luck!