Hundreds flock to Ashley Furniture’s close-out sale
The streets outside the Ashley Home Furniture store, 655 N. 1st St., were jammed with shoppers excited to get inside the close-out sale Thursday morning.
Many, like Georgiana Weimer, had been biding her time for the past few months waiting for just this sort of sale before buying a new living room set. “I’ve been looking for furniture for a while,” Weimer explained while she sat on a divan that had potential.
Customers sorted through stacks of carpets, lounged in armchairs, and turned over lamps. Some children even tried out the jumpability of a few mattress springs.
Serious buyers lined up behind busy salespeople who had to hand-write sales tickets for every item purchased while busy stock personnel loaded loveseats and sectionals into the back of waiting pickups.
On Thursday, the sale prices began at 30 percent to 35 percent of the original sales price. There is an extra charge for delivery and all floor inventory will be sold “as is.” No refunds or exchanges will be given and all sales are final.
The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday — while inventory lasts.