Budget Nursery: Shopping the Sales

Budget Nursery: Shopping the Sales

Carrie McBride
May 8, 2014
(Image credit: Carrie McBride)

Do you bypass the clearance and sales sections of online shops worried they're full of leftovers that no one wants? You could be missing some real deals. Here's one example of a collection of nursery staples shopped exclusively from the sales sections. The original price for these items was over $3,400. Here's the final tally after the discounts...

(Image credit: Carrie McBride)
  1. Natural History Framed Wall Art Bugs, $59.95 (orig. $119) at Land of Nod
  2. Ombre House Money Box, $23.40 (orig. $39) at Gretel Home
  3. Design By Conran Coridon Storage Cabinet, $649 (orig. $2,165) at JCPenney
  4. Delta Children Manhattan 3-in-1 Crib, $199 (orig. $249) at Target
  5. Crystal Ball Table Lamp in Yellow, $74.95 (orig. $149) at Land of Nod
  6. Jagges 3'x5' Stripe Rug in Yellow, $111.35 (orig. $223) at Rosenberry Rooms
  7. Argington Fuji Toy Box in White, $325 (orig. $420) at Mini Jake
  8. Baby Blanket, $15 (orig. $24.95) at H&M Home
  9. Caterpillar Large Basket, $49.95 (orig. $64.95) at CB2

Quick tips:

  • A bargain is only a bargain if you love it. Don't buy something just because it's on clearance, but it can pay off to quickly peruse the sale section first.
  • Pay attention to the percentage off rather than just the dollar amount and be wary of sites that don't reveal the original price.
  • Find something you love and that you think is a bargain? Do a quick browser search for the product to see what it's listed for on other sites to compare.
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