Have you ever searched for the perfect light fixture? It could drive you crazy! I wanted to find the perfect chandelier, and after some research and clever online shopping tricks, I bought it — saving over $200!
Let me tell you all about shopping for your perfect chandelier or light fixture.
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We have these light fixtures in most rooms in our Blue Cottage, and I want to replace some of them.
Perfect Chandelier: How to Find It and Get it For Less
I had been searching for the perfect chandelier for our staircase for quite a while. I just knew it was out there.
The problem was: I knew what kind of chandelier I didn’t like, but not what I wanted.
Here are several chandelier styles I didn’t want:
I didn’t like chandeliers with exposed light bulbs because the light is just too blinding.
A flush mounted chandelier would be pretty for our other rooms, but it didn’t work for our staircase. The whole point was to find a chandelier that has a long chain for that spot.
I didn’t like antler chandeliers. Yikes.
I like this wood chandelier, but not for our staircase:
I didn’t want a chandelier with real twigs or real candles (way too dangerous):
There was no way I would install a colorful chandelier. OMG, no.
For a second I even contemplated using chandelier stickers because I just couldn’t find one that fit all of my criteria.
But when I leafed through the Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came across this page — and knew I had found MY perfect chandelier: tada!
I love this chandelier! The only problem was the hefty price tag: the Clarissa glass droplet chandelier costs $399. Yikes!
There was no way I was going to spend $400 on a light fixture.
But I kept thinking about it, and after Christmas I thought, let me just see if it’s on sale now.
I googled “Clarissa chandelier” and found a blog, Copy Cat Chic, that mentions finding the exact chandelier for much less on Overstock.com.
It’s called “cone shape crystal chandelier” there and was listed for $179. Bingo!
(I have also see it as Martinee Antique Bronze and Crystal Inverted Pyramid Chandelier, Brown, Warehouse of Tiffany)
But that was still pretty expensive. I knew I could do even better.
I headed to Ebates, searched for “Overstock.com” and there was a list of all kinds of discounts Overstock offers: I chose the “10% off” discount, and because the chandelier cost over $150, I also got free shipping.
Just by going through Ebates, I got another 3% off. Sold! I got that money back the next month via Paypal from Ebates.
With a little frugal and savvy Internet research, I got the perfect chandelier that usually sells for $400 for only $150!
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