If you've done the research at home and merely want confirmation for your selection, go for it. Perhaps you want to place an order with an actual person who will monitor your transaction (a must for larger purchases), then absolutely pop in on a Saturday. But if you're gathering lots of information or looking for personalized service that will answer detailed questions (always a smart move when making an investment), then treat yourself to a few hours on a Wednesday.
I've worked in retail for about 13 years now and I've accumulated a few solid bits of knowledge. Today, I'll share one of the most important pieces: if you're looking to get great service, do not shop on a weekend. Seems pretty obvious, but every weekend I see clients who are frustrated by the lack of resources-people, time, samples, available to them. Sometimes stores are unable to meet unexpectedly high traffic and the loser in that situation is you, the customer.
Stop rolling your eyes at the screen. I know, your time away from work is precious. But if you're making a large (to you) purchase, then you deserve the "luxury" of undivided attention and a peaceful atmosphere. Taking and hour of 2 of personal time to leave early during the week seems like a waste until you've spent your hard earned money on a poor choice.
Christine Schwalm is an Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser based in Los Angeles. This space will keep you updated on what's going on with CSD along with some ideas to inspire you. Go here for more information about pricing and services and here to make an appointment.