Top 5 Rules for buying furniture.
1. Ask the sales person if this is the best quality furniture that they carry. Though you may not want to spend more money, sometimes reaching in your pocket a little bit more at the point of sale will save you money in the long run. You can also find pieces that are cheaper and are better quality. The sales people at Raymour are pretty honest. They want their customers to be happy because they want them to tell their friends to come in and see them.
2. Measure!! If you like something, put it on hold. If it's a special order, put it on hold, do not put a deposit down that is 20%. If you put anything down put down $5. Use the room planner. If you don't have a computer at home simply bring in the measurements of your home and use them on the room planner computer at the store. If you're not computer savvy, ask the sales person who greeted you at the door to help you.
3. Any deposit you put down, pay with a credit or check card. If you pay with cash or check it will take 7 to 10 business days for a check to be cut and sent to you. The store does not have the cash means nor the capability or the equipment to issue you a check so if you would need a refund it will be faster with a credit card.
4. Research vendors online. Read about what kind of wood the pieces are made of. If you're getting leather, ask what grade leather you are getting and if you are getting the top or second layer (recommended).
5. Purchase the protection plan. While it may seem expensive, the protection plan that Raymour and Flanigan is a great plan. It is 5 years from the day of delivery for any customer caused accidents. If they can't fix it, they will replace parts as many times as needed (sofa cushion) and they will replace the whole piece one time (sofa). You'd be surprised the things that the protection plan has covered. All you have to do is call within 7 days and remember that it was always an accident. The plan does not cover pet damage or bodily fluids. If it doesn't look like a pet did it than a pet didn't do it. Get my drift?
Raymour and Flanigan is a good company to buy furniture from. They have furniture for every income and are one of the few furniture stores that actually keeps pieces in stock. Please keep in mind that the stock is not at the store but is at a distribution center and please listen closely to the commercials... 3 days or less on INSTOCK merchandise.