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If any day were tailor-made to outfit your New York apartment, Cyber Monday is it. You don't need a car (or a man with a van), and numerous local home-goods stores are offering online discounts on their wares. To wit:
- Everything at Jennnifer Convertibles is 36 percent off
- ABC Carpet & Home is selling some sofas and seating for 20 percent less
- Bloomingdale's is knocking 25 percent off its home collection, which includes bedding, bath and kitchen items
- Design Within Reach cut prices on some of its popular chairs, stools and tables
Before you redo your entire apartment, heed these tips for curbing the overspending, courtesy Apartment Therapy. First, ask yourself whether you can repurpose something you already have, rather than buying new; decide whether you'll use the item regularly and whether it will improve your life, if at all; and research online to ensure you're getting the best deal. And then if that half-off cotton candy machine really would make your life, ahem, sweeter? Whip out the proverbial plastic and ship it express.