Bargain Special

Reporter: Rodney Lohse

When it comes to shopping for furniture and white goods, everyone loves a deal. Now, never pay retail again with The Shopper Squad's newest recruit style queen, Juliet Love. "The savings are amazing! You can save sometimes up to 80% off the retail prices", Juliet said.

She's been busy hunting down the best deals for the kitchen; the lounge room, even outdoor furniture -- you could furnish an entire house for the cost of furnishing one room paying full retail.

Jim Preece runs PHD Furniture, a discount furniture outlet in Sydney with stores in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Expect to find, "White goods, brown goods -- which is TVs -- fridges, washers, cook tops, ovens, up to 60% off the RRP", Jim said.

"The suppliers need to get rid of it, the big retailers won't take them when they're old models, if they've got carton damage, they've got to put them somewhere, so they give them to us", Jim said.

With summer on its way, cheap outdoor furniture is high on every one's wish list. Juliet's next tip is the online shopping club for home and living, Dalani. "Dalani is an exclusive shopping club where you receive daily emails about great deals on furniture and home wares. You can expect to save up to between 36 and 70% off RRP", said Emma Blomfield, a head buyer for Dalani

Second hand emporiums like Mitchell Road Emporium in Sydney offer rare, retro and funky furniture on a consignment agreement -- meaning bigger savings.

Manager, Randa Wasiff says, "It is cheaper than your second hand stores because you can always offer out and the prices aren't fixed necessarily".

And exclusive to Today Tonight viewers, online furniture retailer Milan Direct are offering five exclusive deals: among them, a 3 piece outdoor Rattan Wicker set for $49 -- saving $100 and fold out chairs for $19 - saving $30.

"There are definite savings to be found, you just need to know where to find them and it's online, it's in the factory outlets and word of mouth", Juliet said.

For more information on Websites featured:

www.dalani.com.au

www.phdrentals.com.au

Business featured:

Mitchell Road Emporiums

Phone: (02)96997007.