The Brick: Tent Sale
Before I ask my question, I want to point out a few things that I know already about the Brick:
-I know all their furniture has a markup
-I know some people have had success with negotiating prices
-I know their warranty is how they mainly make their money
-I live in Hamilton, ON and I know about Parks Furniture but they didn't have what we wanted (Part of the reason why we got this couch is because the cat doesn't like this faux suede material and won't tear it apart)
That being said, I ended up getting this sleeper sectional for a decent price. $1199. https://www.thebrick.com/products/drake ... bed-cement I did as much research as I could on my phone before buying and found that $1199 was the cheapest price it's ever been and it was only $1199 one other time and that was on Boxing Day so basically I was getting their Boxing Day price. I tried negotiating the price but the lady smiled and assured me she could not go any lower because this was already so low because it was the "Tent" sale. I also ended up getting the 5 year warranty on it. The lady told me the manufacturer's 1 year warranty essentially covers next to nothing and their warranty covers accidental rips/cuts, seam separation, failed stitching, stains including human and pet stains, etc. We are getting a puppy in July and we have a cat already.
My questions are:
-Is the warranty really worth it? If we don't use the warranty at all, we get the money back in store credit. It cost $195 for a 5 year warranty that essentially covers everything which I thought was a little high but since we have pets we figured it would be worth it.
-From your experience if you have shopped at the Brick, were you successful in negotiating the price even when they said it was the lowest they could go? If so, what techniques did you use to get a lower price?
-I have found when researching that Furniture.ca has the same sectional for the same price but with free delivery. Their "Tent" sale which was one day only gave us delivery at half off ($44.98). Would it be worth it to cancel the order with the Brick and get it through Furniture.ca to save $45? Or if I called the Brick and mentioned this, would they match it and discount the entire delivery charge?
Any replies are greatly appreciated! Thank you.