October 02, 2006

Best Time to Buy a Storage Shed?

Is Fall the best time to buy a pre-built storage shed? The thought occurred to me yesterday, while I was cruising down the highway. I spotted the little yellow sign at the front of the garden center's lot: "Fall Special! All Storage Sheds $300 Off!"

The reasoning is clear.

These folks want to move as many storage sheds off their lot as they can, before winter. The closer we get to cold weather, the less likely they are to sell a shed. It all works out in your favor. Three hundred bucks can be a considerable discount on a smaller storage shed.

October shapes up as prime time to get the best deal. The early bird might get the worm, but the procrastinator can end up with the most favorable price on their new shed. While every week you wait might work out in your favor, you don't want to wait too long or your local storage shed dealer may close up for the winter and head south.

For the seller, there are a number of disadvantages with storage sheds that overwinter on the lot. Decreased income is the most obvious. Dealers want to turn their inventory of sheds and get the income on the books before the year closes. Increased maintenance costs fit into the equation, as well. Snow and ice can cause havoc. Any repairs that need to be made to inventory come springtime will eat into profits. And given the season nature of many business, they may also need the space for their inventory of Christmas trees.

Every unit they get off the lot makes room for more pines ...

Posted by geekbooks at October 2, 2006 11:25 AM

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