The following are helpful tips to avoid shelling unnecessary bucks out for a good piece of furniture.
Know what its actually worth
The best thing to do when purchasing or planning to purchase a particular piece of furniture is to go around and ask its value. A little research would benefit you especially if you are being charged more than the item's actual cost.
However, knowledge is your best friend if you know the item's value. This way, you do not risk of ever getting to pay way over a product's actual cost. This additional information would do you good especially when purchasing furniture during auctions where the threat of being overbid in such a competitive environment could easily make one purchase something so conveniently, the price of which could actually be a lot less.
Know brands, know quality
It is best that you have access to information on brand-name furniture. This also helps in not overpaying on something just because it carries this brand name. If you see other people go gaga over something just because it has this name brand stitched on it, do not be carried away by their enthusiasm. It would be wise to forego this particular purchase and settle to look for others.
Be in control
Do not let your impulsiveness get the best of you. Control your spending habits. As much as possible, try to avoid any type of purchase that will probably not fit your wants or needs in the immediate future.
Think about it, if you feel you just have to buy a used furniture - a vanity table perhaps -- - because it only costs twenty dollars (from its original price of $100) but it ending up not being used, you are better off buying a new piece of furniture that will be used fairly well.
Think twice, thrice, and so on
Before making that actual purchase, try to deliberate for more than 24 hours, or better yet 48 hours, before deciding if you really want to purchase it or not. Major financial investments require sound thinking and a clear head.
If you think another person's point of view would better serve you in your decision-making, go and ask. Money should be used wisely and not wasted.
All in all, furniture that is well paid for is money well spent and time that is best utilized for enjoying the fruits of your hard-earned labor.