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Oct 18, 2007
Shopping for Patio furniture need not be troublesome and expensive. Follow these tips to find the best and least expensive ways to shop for patio furniture.

If you have a big holiday cookout planned, you may be looking at your tired old patio furniture with disgust. If it is outdated, dirty or in need of repair, this may be just the time for new furniture. If you want to save money, follow these tips to help you do the best shopping on the net, in the stores and even in second hand stores.

Here are four great ways to find bargains in patio furniture.

The Internet:

Do your shopping on the Internet first. This is an easy way to find out the styles you like while saving time, trouble and gas. You can do all your comparison shopping on line, so even if you decide to go elsewhere, you will have an excellent idea of the the styles available and the prices ranges of the pieces you like. With this information in hand, you can find the best bargains anywhere.

Shopping the discount stores:

Discount furniture stores frequently have great bargains on outdoor furniture. Check the clearance area, or even the damaged goods area. A scratch might be on a spot that will be against a wall on your patio anyway! Don't forget that outdoor furniture stores turn into Christmas stores after the summer, so close to the end of summer may be a good time to pick up bargain inventory that they do not want to hold onto.

Consider thrift or second hand stores:

There can be great bargains on quality items at thrift stores. Many people move out and cannot bring furniture with them and so donate perfectly good items to thrift shops. You won't have the full choice, but the prices cannot be beat, and by just changing the cushions or adding a new umbrella you can change the look anyway.

Garage sales and Yard sales:

When spring and summer arrive, you know that garage sales are not far behind. Many people want to update their furniture and what may be old furniture that they have been looking at too long may be new and interesting looking to you. Plus, you can usually make your own price, within reason. Moving sales are a really good way to do some bargaining because if a family is downsizing to an apartment without a yard, they may have to get rid of their outdoor items at almost any price.

So check out these resources first: the Internet, discount stores, thrift stores and garage sales. Have fun and save money at the same time.
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