Buying a gun safe is no easy task, saving money when buying a gun safe is even harder. However there are ways to save money on pretty much any gun safe out there, it just takes some patience, and some know-how.
Take a look at all the ideas below and use whichever ones work best for you! They all are free, and most people can utilize any of them.
1. Join email lists
Most every gun safe manufacturer and retailer out there has an email list that they send out emails to!
In these emails are sometimes discounts that you may not know about unless you were on that list. Make sure to sign up for an email list with your favorite retailers and favorite safe manufacturers to see if they will send discounts.
I personally am signed up for quite a few, and get a lot of discounts.
2. Shop manufacturer direct
A lot of manufacturers sell their product directly on their website. Many times it’s the same or similar price as you will find anywhere else, and they will know their product better than anyone else.
3. Don’t trust that Amazon has the lowest price
For many people, Amazon is the go-to place to purchase anything.
However they aren’t always the cheapest! Make sure to follow the other tips in this guide to find your best deal.
4. Ask for discounts
Make sure to reach out to a manufacturer or retailer to see if they offer any discounts.
I’m sure most of the time you will at least get a little bit off of the price.
5. Shop at certain times of the year
Different times of the year may offer better deals on safes!
6. Consider the cost of having movers move the safe
It’s expensive to move a safe into your home.
Make sure to keep that in mind when buying! You might be able to get a better value by buying a modular safe that anyone is able to move.
7. Buy a safe that comes with the accessories you want, instead of separate
Accessories are expensive, if you can buy a similar safe but with a door panel instead of not, buy that one.
8. See if other manufacturers sell the same safe for less
Many manufacturers out there offer either a similar safe, or literally a rebranded safe for a different price.
Make sure to do your research before buying that safe to make sure you can’t buy this one elsewhere.
9. Get quotes from manufacturers direct
Gun safes are just like anything else out there. Getting quotes, much like buying a car, may save you money.
It also will allow you to compare apples to apples if you are getting what you need. It also may allow you to negotiate pricing if you decide you don’t need specific features or accessories.
10. Shop different places for same product
Most gun safes can be found at many different retailers.
Make sure to shop around and determine which one has the best price and after sales support.
11. Negotiate the sale
Yes, like anything in life, negotiate.
12. Don’t pay just for a brand unless it warrants it
Gun safe manufacturers are much like any other brand out there, there are really well known ones that you tend to pay for the brand on.
When shopping these safes, really compare the safes you are interested and be sure that you are buying the best value for what you are getting.