What does value mean to you? Is it price, service or convenience? Big Box stores may appear to offer the lowest prices on seemingly the same products as many traditional retail outlets but are you really getting a good deal? Is price always a determining factor of value? It may look great in the store, but is it exactly what you wanted? That $250.00 dining set may seem like a good deal until the first rain or wind storm and then you’re fishing pieces out of your neighbor’s tree and wondering how you can get the furniture repaired.
Most Big Box and Home Improvement Centers typically will not accept the the merchandise back, leaving you with outdoor furniture that will more than likely last you 1-2 years due to poor quality, fading of the fabrics and finishes or rusting of the structure. Big Box stores stock only very limited colors, fabrics and styles. Delivery, setup and disposal of packaging and old furniture is your responsibility as are any warranty claims that may arise. Where is the value proposition in that?