There is usually a pretty steep markup associated with the furniture price and you can grab a great bargain if you try to haggle. Check out classifieds like Craigslist when you are shopping for furniture. On any given day, you can find tons of postings on furniture for sale. Sellers on Craigslist are open to negotiating prices, so you can usually get something at a great price. Just make sure that you have cash on hand when you want to purchase.Avoid buying furniture that is held together with nails and glue. Pieces that are held together with wood joinery will hold up to more weight and for several years after the nail and glue pieces fall apart. Are you friends with someone who is about to move. Ask that person if they are planning to leave any furniture behind. This can be an excellent way to pick up good furniture and save you money.If you make use of special, no-interest credit card offer to purchase furniture, make certain to pay the loan off before the no-interest offer expires. If you don't you will have to pay a big chunk of interest retroactively. Always read everything if you chose this option. Try to buy sets. This works really well, so that your furniture pieces match each other. More than that, sets can sometimes be more affordable than if you purchased the pieces individually.Living room sets are the most prevalent, and can often offer great value and style for your house. When you're buying furniture for your living room, think about whether you want slipcovers. You may be able to go with a more affordable piece if you know you can slipcover it. You might even want to look at slipcovers first to see if you like the slipcover look, as well as to size slipcovers for any piece you may see.