I am about to buy a dining room set from Macy's furniture. Although FW offers a CashBack of 2.5%, it does not work for furniture; one has to call in for furniture or buy it in-store. It is not in my DNA to buy anything at full price, so if anybody has any ideas/suggestions on how to save a buck or a hundred, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
You should be able to negotiate some kind of a discount -- especially if you say you might/will buy their warranty. It is not unreasonably priced and you get a full refund of the premium at the end of the warranty term paid as a Macys gift card if you don't use any of the benefits during the coverage period.
Go talk to a sales person and ask them to let you know when the set is on sale. Then just wait it out.
As others have stated, just wait for the next sale, it's coming soon. Make sure you really inspect the furniture when it's delivered. I purchased a living room set there years ago, and they wound up delivering 7 sets before getting one to us that was not damaged. None of the damage was major, but it was a new set, and I expected a new set, not a dinged-up set. Even their white-glove delivery screwed up!
They eventually got it right, but we had to go in-store to see a manager. On the way out, we took a look at their clearance center. Sure enough, there were all the sets that we had rejected, with varying discounts depending on the damage. Had they offerred me the discount during the delivery, I would have kept the original set...
I guess I have to ask why you're buying furniture from Macy's? If it's a brand of furniture (i.e. not made for Macy's), you can buy it cheaper via a furniture company in North Carolina. We haven't bought furniture in a long time, and the company we used back then is no longer in business, but I can tell you the savings vs. buying at a store, for name brand furniture, was very large.
Wow - lots of great ideas. I wasn't even aware of their outlet centers or the details of their furniture warranty. The set I am looking for is already on sale ($1,500 vs. $2,000), and I tried to negotiate. They declined since it was already on sale. So, I thought to ask on FW, which worked. I'll try some of the avenues suggested, including getting it straight form the manufacturer.
Look for discounted Macy's GC too on gift card resellers. I had previously purchased about 2k in gift cards using 5% CC CashBack for online puchase and the cards themselves were 12% off. 'Stacks' on sales prices to make a killer deal. Did a living room purchase like that and a partial home remodel like that (Home Depot)
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