Sleeper sofas can be quiet expensive and decorating and furnishing a house often comes with other high expenses. Thus, reducing costs becomes a top priority, especially if you only have a small budget. Luckily, there are a lot of places where you can find affordable sleeper sofas. This article will give you tips on where to find a quality sleeper sofa for a good price and what to look for when you decide to buy a used sleeper sofa.
Topics in this article:
- Places to look for cheap sleepers and sleepers for sale
- How and where to find a good quality used sleeper sofa
If you are looking for a new sleeper sofa or sectional sleeper sofa for your home keep in mind that the best sleeper sofas are not necessarily the most expensive ones. You can find both new and used high quality sleeper sofas for an affordable price if you know where to look.
Places to look for cheap sleeper sofas and sleeper sofas for sale
Ikea. Many people go to Ikea to furnish their homes affordably and you can definitely find good quality sleeper sofas there. Ikea has a large choice of sleeper couches, from standard-sized couches to sectional sleeper sofas. If you are lucky, you can even find a leather couch with a sleeper function that is within your budget. However, some people do not live close to an Ikea or simply do not like shopping there. No worries, there are other places to find cheap furniture.
Amazon. Amazon allows you to browse hundreds of online retailers and products. With the right filters you can easily find sleeper sofas on sale. You can also filter by average user reviews, which gives you a good idea about the quality of the sleeper sofa. Add a price filter to display the ones that are within your budget. Make sure to check the return policy and warranty and whether they offer free shipping.
Ebay. Like Amazon, Ebay offers a wide selection of sleeper sofas for a good price. Make sure to set the filter to new if you do not want to include used sofas. Try to find a seller that has expertise with the product and offers product reviews and buying guides. Again check the return policy and warranty.
Local furniture stores. It could be worth asking at your local furniture store if they sell their floor models for a discounted price. Some do and you will end up paying Ikea like prices for a better quality. While you are there also ask for upcoming sales or special promotions. A lot of smaller furniture stores only have a limited selection of furniture and will have regular sales to replace older models with newer versions.
How and where to find good quality used sleeper sofas
Buying used furniture can be a viable option to reduce costs. However, when you choose to buy a used sleeper sofa there are some things to take into consideration. First and foremost, you should be flexible when it comes to style, color and fabric. Otherwise it can get difficult to find a sleeper sofa that exactly matches the specifications you are looking for. But if you are open for variations it should be easy to even find a reclining sofa, leather sectionals or leather couches that can be converted into a sleeper sofa. Make sure that the used sofa gets professionally cleaned before purchase. A lot of sellers will offer this anyway but if not, do not hesitate to ask for it. It is also important to establish a dialogue with the seller before you make a purchase. This way you can find out more about the condition, quality and former life of the sleeper sofa. Last but not least, always inspect the used sleeper sofa carefully and try to figure out what can be fixed easily and what cannot be done. With these general tips in mind you are well prepared to look for cheap sleeper sofas at the following places:
Estate sales and yard sales. It always depends on the estate or yard sale but from time to time you can find a great bargain. So always pay attention to announcements in local newspapers or on Craigslist and try to get there as early as possible so you have enough time to find the best pieces and ask questions.
Craigslist. Craigslist and the like are great places to look for cheap (or even free) sleeper sofas. While the selection might not be huge it is worth checking it from time to time for high-quality items that owners do not want to lug to their next home, for example.
Resale Stores. These stores sell new and used furniture at low prices. Check online if there is a resale store in your area and if it has a specific focus.
Ebay. As mentioned earlier Ebay is a great place to look for both new and used sleeper sofas. In any case, try to establish a dialogue with the seller so you get more information about the condition of the furniture.