|Bargain Basement | Planning Help Online
May 2008 | Log Home Living
You know the drill: If you want quality, you’ve got to pay for it—unless you find an awesome deal, that is. That’s where these sites come in, making it easier than ever to scope out the best prices on furniture and accessories for your home.
The granddaddy of all bargain sites, virtual outlet mall Overstock.com has great deals on everything from cell phones to camping equipment—including a wide selection of furniture and decor. For rustic interiors, don’t miss the Worldstock section, where you can find rough-hewn furniture from India, China and South America for a steal.
Though similar to Overstock.com, a couple of things set SmartBargains.com apart from its competitor: It’ll tell you exactly how many are left of a given item if only a few remain, and you can tailor your browsing by size, style, color and amount of savings. The drawback: You have to pay a $9.95 annual membership fee to get the $2.95 flat shipping rate that’s standard on Overstock.
Nextag makes comparison shopping a breeze—type in the name of a product (“leather sofa,” for example), and you’ll be given a list of images, prices and availability from a variety of online merchants. By entering your ZIP code, you can also find out the price of the item once tax and shipping have been added
Want to see what’s in your neighborhood stores without actually having to get in the car and drive to them? Shoplocal.com lets you browse from the comfort of your favorite easy chair by giving you prices and addresses for hundreds of products at well-known chains.
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