Ever wonder if you could get the same sofa for less or what to do when a mattress delivery is really late? The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney site explains ten things furniture stores might not want you to know.
- Don't believe the hype. Salespeople working on commission (usually between 4 and 10 percent) may make up reasons to get you to buy, like "this sale ends tomorrow" or "we only have a few of these left."
- Angry about late deliveries? The Federal Trade Commission has a rule that phone, mail, and online orders must be shipped within 30 days unless the retailer explicitly states otherwise. If there's a delay, the store has to notify you and give you the option to cancel your order.
- Watch for damages. An estimated 20 percent of complaints against stores have to do with damaged or broken furniture. Don't sign for anything without inspecting it first, and don't allow a delivery person to try and shove something through a door that won't fit.
Read the full list here: 10 Things Furniture Stores Won't Say at Smart Money.com