Our building manager Debbie often shares great tips on how to save on major purchases for a home or business. Here’s one: If you’re buying a major appliance like a fridge or stove, consider buying the floor model or one that’s slightly dinged, especially if the ding is in the back where it won’t be seen anyway. These imperfect or floor models are usually already discounted, but you may be able to negotiate an even bigger discount if you ask. The same is true of furniture. I have pets, so I know most of my furniture will get scratched up quickly anyway. When I decide I want a piece of furniture that is on display in a store, I carefully look it over for any damage or signs of wear. I point these out to the sales staff, and often get 5-10% knocked off the price.