The thing with floor samples is that you have to be completely open minded (lots of needs to fill) or supremely focused (you're looking for night tables with drawers in a white finish). Also, if you are looking for multiples of a particular item, you may have to reach out to several locations. If you want the deal, be prepared to do the legwork yourself. More likely, you'll have to pay full price for at least one.
Here are a few more pointers:
- Take pictures of the existing pieces with which you are looking to coordinate
- Have necessary measurements-doorways, size of television, etc.
- Floor samples are almost always final sale and are rarely eligible for "holds" while you go home and think it over
- Be flexible about some details like exact size or color if it's important to get a better deal
- If the windows feature a seasonal display, it will likely be sold off (even if it isn't marked down)
- Be prepared to make a quick decision. It may or may not be there tomorrow
- If you're buying multiple floor samples, you may get a little wiggle room on price-about 5% more, not 25%.
- Just because one location is selling an item off their floor doesn't mean all locations will be doing the same. Factors such as rate of sale, condition and space are all considered.