HomeGoods is a little bit different. It’s a haven for those who love the thrill of a flea market, but with more panache. A constantly rotating inventory offers something new every few days in the home decor area. To maximize your shopping experience in this outlet, try these tips:
Week days are less hectic. You’ll avoid some of the competition for an unusually desirable item if your aren’t arm-wrestling a dozen other shoppers. Late morning and early afternoon are the times least likely to be congested.
Look clear to the back of a shelf. The store stacks items in rows several deep, so unless you have reached clear to the back of the shelf, you may be missing something that would interest you. Bathroom accessories, kitchen wares and art pieces tend to be in this category.
Keep tabs on HomeGoods stocking by viewing the app now and again. The store doesn’t sell online, but keeps its app up to date showing the latest great finds they are offering. Follow the store closest to you, where the app is updated daily.
Inventory turns over quickly. If you are interested in an item but want to think it over, it may not be there the next time you visit the store. They have a 30-day return policy, so you can try out that sofa pillow with the option of returning it before making a final decision. If you want to purchase something too large to fit in your vehicle, they will hold it for up to a week, giving you time to make arrangements. As you peruse what’s in the store, you may see items with tags marked “sold.” They are likely being held for pickup.
If the item you wanted disappears from your store before you get to it, try the other stores. Not each of them has the exact same choices as another.
If the item you are eyeing has a nick, scrape, stain or other minor damage, ask for a discount.
Red stickers on sale tags signify real deals. But they may have been manhandled in the process. Examine them closely for real damage. It’s possible the merchant is aware of the damage and has already discounted the item as much as he is going to, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
If you’re afraid your discount purchase at HomeGoods means the item will be out of style soon, don’t be. The store’s buyers look for good deals all year regardless of “season” so they are constantly restocking with goods that may have been out for only a couple of months or so.