Mobility furniture can be expensive, but it’s worth every penny if you want to improve your comfort and ensure you can get around okay. In fact, a rise and recline chair or adjustable bed can dramatically improve your life, and there are plenty of ways you can keep your costs down without sacrificing quality.
Check if You’re Exempt from VAT
As standard, VAT makes up to 20% of an item’s price, so having that VAT knocked off can mean a 20% discount. Even better, you may be entitled to it. Unfortunately, you can’t claim VAT exemption on mobility furniture just because you’re elderly – if you’re able-bodied, you do not qualify. However, having a disability or long-term illness could see you qualify, especially if a mobility chair or bed will help you cope with that issue. There quite a few conditions that can exempt you from VAT, though you will need to confirm the impairment in writing.
Seek Out a Part Exchange Service
Many mobility furniture suppliers provide part exchange services, which means they collect your old furniture as your new furniture arrives. This isn’t just convenient, it also means receiving money back for your older furniture, so going part exchange can significantly lower your overall bill.
Buy All Your New Furniture at Once
Sometimes paying more now means paying less in the long run. Most people simply buy a mobility rise and recline chair on its own, then find they need to replace the rest of their living room suite a year or two later. From a financial point of view, it’s far better to buy all you need at once, so think about buying a suite that comes with an adjustable chair. If you pick up everything at once, you should save a considerable amount. Whole suites cost less than individual pieces of furniture, and many suppliers provide tempting deals when you buy multiple pieces of mobility furniture. You could even save by buying an adjustable bed and a rise and recline chair at the same time.