If you are looking to buy outdoor furniture, one of the key things you are probably wondering about is finding patio furniture at a great price. While you will find that prices and discounts will vary across different outdoor furniture retailers and brands, there are some times of the year when you will find the best outdoor furniture sales and deals. Knowing when those times of year are can help you save hundreds of dollars if you want to buy outdoor in a brick and mortar store or buy furniture online.
So read on below to find out the best time to buy patio furniture!
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There are several key times of the year when you can snag outdoor furniture deals. Here is a quick overview:
- President’s Day: First big sales weekend across all retailers. Limited inventory on patio furniture, but buying this early in the year will allow you to enjoy your new furniture throughout spring and summer.
- Spring / March: New patio furniture inventory starts to roll out in early spring. Some retailers may start offering sales and special offers on new inventory launches.
- Memorial Day: This is typically one of the biggest sales weekends of the year for patio furniture, so you can find some great deals if you shop around.
- 4th of July: Many retailers offer holiday discounts and promotions on patio furniture during this time, so it’s worth checking out your favorite stores.
- Labor Day: This can be considered the end-of-season sales weekend. Many retailers will start discounting their patio furniture to clear out inventory. So this is a great time to find deals on outdoor furniture.
- Black Friday: Even though it might not be the ideal time to enjoy your new patio furniture, some deals are offered on outdoor furniture during Black Friday.
- Christmas / End of Year: As the year comes to a close, retailers and brands will offer inventory closeout and clearance pricing on their old stock. This means you can often find good deals on patio furniture during the holiday season.
Pros: First significant sales of the year; buying early in the year allows you to enjoy furniture all spring and summer
Cons: Inventories may be limited; sales might not be as great as other times of year
The first big sales and offers of the year will happen around President’s Day weekend. You will find many retailers and online stores offering some level of discounts or special offers (for example: free shipping on orders over $500, etc.) on this holiday. While the selection may be somewhat limited, and the sales might not be as great as later in the year, this is a great time to buy patio furniture if you are looking for a good deal.
If having your patio furniture available for all spring and summer is important to you, buying during President’s Day sales will be critical. Buying on this holiday should allow your furniture to arrive on time for you to enjoy it while the weather is excellent throughout the spring and summer.
Spring / March
Pros: High inventories, buying early in the year allows you to enjoy your furniture for more of the year
Cons: Not usually known as a time for best sales or discounts
If you want to buy brand new outdoor furniture, especially from the latest collections from outdoor furniture brands, early spring (March) will be the best time to start shopping and buying patio furniture. This will be the time of year that you will see most retailers and brands have increased inventories of patio furniture ready for purchase and delivery. At places like Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes, you will find more floor space dedicated to patio furniture displays. The timing and size of discounts and sales will vary across retailers during this time.
If you want to have patio furniture set up in your backyard or outdoor space for most spring and summer, this will be the ideal to buy. Buying furniture (especially if you are buying outdoor furniture online) during this time should guarantee that you can get the furniture shipped and delivered in a timely manner.
Pros: Some of the best sales and discounts occur on Memorial Day
Cons: Sale items may quickly go out of stock
Memorial Day weekend will be one time of year for the biggest sales on patio furniture. This is one of the busiest weekends for retailers, so they will offer some of their best deals and discounts of the year. This is true for online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, as all retailers will have some of their best sales during this weekend. So, if you are looking to buy patio furniture at some of the best prices, circle Memorial Day weekend on your calendar as the time to buy.
Fourth of July
Pros: Some of the best sales and discounts occur on the 4th of July
Cons: Sale items may quickly go out of stock; long delivery times may limit your use of the furniture for the summer
Another one of the best times to buy patio furniture is on the 4th of July holiday as many retailers and brands will have some of their best sales and deals. You will find that most retailers (online and brick and mortar) will have some type of holiday sale going on during the 4th of July. So, if you are looking for a great deal on patio furniture, this weekend is one to keep in mind.
One downside of waiting to buy during the 4th of July holiday is that it is already summertime, so you may have limited time to use your new furniture during the summer months, especially if it will take a few weeks to ship your outdoor furniture.
Pros: Some of the best sales and discounts occur on Labor Day as retailers and brands set clearance prices on inventories
Cons: Limited number of items on sale; limited use of your furniture before the winter season
The last big holiday weekend for retailers to offer deep discounts on outdoor furniture is Labor Day, as retailers start selling out their inventories from the spring and summer. If you are looking for clearance deals on patio furniture, Labor Day is a good time to start shopping. This is when retailers will start to clear out their summer inventory to make room for fall and winter items, so you may be able to find some good deals on outdoor furniture that is left over from the season. This will be the time when you can get some of the best deals of the year on outdoor furniture, as most retailers (online and brick and mortar) will have some type of sale going on. The selection might not be as great as it may be during Memorial Day or the 4th of July weekends, but you should still be able to find a few good deals.
Similar to waiting for 4th of July sales, the downside to waiting until Labor Day sales to buy patio furniture is that summer will be over by then, so you may not get much use out of your new furniture.
Pros: Deep discounts and sales
Cons: Limited inventories and selection of items on sale
One of the last big sales weekends of the year across all retailers is Black Friday, and this is also when you will find some of the best deals on outdoor furniture. However, because it is so close to Christmas, most retailers will only have a limited number of items on sale, and the selection might not be as great as it is during other times of the year.
Another downside to waiting until Black Friday to buy patio furniture is that you may not get it in time for the holiday season if you want to have it as a gift for Christmas. Additionally, inventories of outdoor furniture will be limited, so you may not find exactly what you are looking for.
Christmas / End of Year Sales
Pros: Some deep clearance and closeout sales
Cons: Inventory is limited, and you may not be able to find what you are looking for
If you wait until after Christmas or the end of the year, you will find some interesting sales and discounts on outdoor furniture during the end-of-year sales. This is when retailers are trying to get rid of their inventory to make room for the new year, so you will find deep discounts on patio furniture. However, because it is the end of the year, there might not be a lot of selection, and inventory might be limited, so you may not be able to find exactly what you are looking for.
Of course, there are always exceptions, and different deals may be available at different times of the year, so it’s always worth checking around with your favorite retailers to see what’s available. But following these general tips should help you get a good deal on patio furniture no matter when you decide to buy it.