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!