Seasons come and go quicker than we would like sometimes! One minute it seems like you’re in the middle of summer and living in short sleeves and the next you’re digging out some winter woollies from the closet. Whatever the season, you will always find stores stocking outdoor furniture. But, you might be wondering, when is the best time to buy patio furniture? Now’s your chance to find out.
Avoid peak times
Just like the cost of a vacation package goes up at peak times, so does the cost of patio furniture. It’s easy to get sucked into buying new furniture on the first sunny day of the season but furniture stores know this! You’ll see retailers ready and waiting with potentially higher prices! There are very few sales in the summer months. Stores are aware that demand is higher so people will be willing to pay more. After all, they want something to sit on to appreciate the sunshine and don’t have time to wait. Not only that but if you’re choosing patio furniture when everyone else is, there is a strong likelihood you’ll have to wait longer for your furniture or that it might not even be in stock at all.
What about spring?
Whilst some places still get nice weather during spring or fall, these are the best times to get a good deal. During the springtime, many furniture retailers attempt to start off the summer season early with new season promotions on furniture. Buying early also has the added bonus of you being able to enjoy your outdoor space as soon as the first warm day arrives! Prices tend to begin rising in May time so in order to ensure you have the best deal, it’s best to buy before then.
Should I buy in fall?
End of season and fall is also a great time to buy patio furniture. As companies feel the cooler air arriving they tend to stock up on other items and, therefore, try to get rid of surplus summer stock in end-of-season sales. It’s a great time to find a bargain! Some retailers begin discounting their products as early as August and many go on until well into October. If you’re wanting a bargain, this is the best time to choose. Obviously, you won’t be able to try out your furniture for a good few months but if that’s not important to you, buy in fall.
Why shouldn’t I wait until winter?
There is no reason why you can’t buy patio furniture in the winter months. You could certainly find yourself landing a bargain. It’s worth bearing in mind that the range of products in winter is likely to be on the smaller side.
Is buying in summer a complete no-no?
Of course, you can buy furniture whenever you want. Many actively choose to buy in summer. If you like to keep up with all of the latest trends, summer is a great time to buy just expect to see higher prices.