When is The Best Time to Buy Furniture in Vallarta?

North of the border, savvy consumers time their purchase of big-ticket items such as furniture when they know they will get the best price. The general thinking is that you can usually pick up a deal on indoor furniture in January and July. Retailers will often announce a sale in January to help increase business after the holiday month of December. It’s also one of the coldest months of the year, so it encourages people to get out of their homes and into the stores. July is also considered a great month to get a good price on furniture. The reason is that many retailers are looking to blow out their inventory so that they can bring in new items. Every year, mid July, furniture manufacturers unveil their new lines at one of the largest furniture shows in High Point, North Carolina. Retailers use the month of July to make room on their sales floor for these new items. This is why July is often a good month find good deals.

In Canada and the US, the best time to get a good deal on outdoor furniture is generally at the end of the summer season. Although you may need to settle on what little inventory is left, a better price often helps to live with a cushion or frame style that may not be your first choice.

In Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas, you can often find a better deal on indoor furniture in the summer months. This is the time of year that sees a reduction in population due to snowbirds who return to their primary homes. Stores are anxious to sell in order to help offset operating costs during the low season. So, if you need a new sofa or bedroom set, July might be the best time to scope out the stores. If you are not here during this period, worry not! Thanks to e-commerce, most brick and mortar stores also have an online location where they post their clearance and sale items.

In our store, for example, we have already ordered samples of our new lines for 2020. We have a small window of about six weeks to liquidate all the 2019 items in our showroom. We have significantly marked down everything to encourage sales. In addition to displaying them in our store, we also have posted many of them on our website.

Sales on outdoor furniture are more difficult to come by in Banderas Bay. Although you may be able to find a store changing out its lines in July/August, good sales of outdoor furniture are not as common here.

Just as there is the Good Friday and Cyber Monday sales in the US and Canada, Mexico has its version. This annual sales day is called El Buen Fin and it occurs around Mexican Revolution Day. This year, El Buen Fin will take place November 15-18. Most retailers offer promotions such as special pricing and improved credit terms.

Looking for furniture on sale? Drop me a line at furniture@solutionsmexico.com!

Sheryl Novak
Sheryl Novak is an expat Canadian who has owned a home in Mexico for over ten years. She is the owner of SOLutions Mexico – the online furniture store for your home in Mexico and The Furniture Store by SOLutions Mexico, a brick and mortar show store in Bucerias. She is considered the expert on sourcing all styles of furniture for all sizes of budgets, in Mexico.