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Furniture Shopping Tips

  • Do your Homework. Familiarize yourself with manufacturers, prices and styles by comparison shopping before you leave home. It's easy to become overwhelmed with choices once you're here.
  • Timing. Avoid the Furniture Market during mid-April and mid-October, when the region is hosting 75,000+ market attendees during the High Point Market
  • Shipping. Fees vary from store to store just like the prices. Some charge a percentage of invoice, while others charge by weight. Some on the other hand will refer you to shippers as opposed to handling in-house. Compare your options and make note of what's inclusive (set-up or assembly).
  • Payment. Be prepared to make deposits on purchases. The balance is generally due upon delivery.
  • Returns. Most stores will accept returns only if merchandise is damaged, defective or contrary to your order-and then only for exchanges.
  • What to pack. Bring photographs of your home and detailed floor plans, if you can, as well as paint chips and fabric swatches from furniture you already own. A camera, tape measure, notebook and pen are all useful
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Allow yourself enough time to shop around so you can make price and inventory comparisons.
  • Be equipped with transportation as shopping is spread out with more than 60 furniture stores across the Piedmont Triad area.
  • Plan to stay multiple days as it is difficult to accomplish all in one day!
  • Take advantage of the Interior Design Service the HPCVB offers on website.