When considering a time to purchase a safe, there are a couple questions that should arise. Firstly, when is the best time to purchase that will get me the best price. Secondly, when is the best time for me to buy a safe to get it into my home.
When can I get the lowest price?
There area many times during the year that can get you the best price on a safe.
Tax time is a great time, as manufacturers like Browning/Prosteel have a tax season rebate. In fact, you can see Browning’s promotions and rebates at any time here.
Some retailers also run Black Friday sales. These sales tend to be great for import safes, and will be seen in big box retailers. As well as online at different sites.
Make sure to visit your local safe dealer in store or online. Ask about when they will be having sales, or if they can get you a good deal!
Quick side note, make sure to figure out what you need in a safe by looking into my buying guide.
When is the best time to move a safe into my home?
On the second question, when is the perfect time to buy a safe and bring it into my home?
This is determined by where you live in the country. Southern states can generally purchase a safe any time during the year. They really only have to worry about the heat.
However, up north, snow becomes a huge issue on moving a sometimes 2000 pound safe into a home. Because of this, Summer is the ideal time to purchase your safe.
The only downside to this, is that moving companies tend to be busier during the summer. This will make it harder to schedule the move.
Moving a safe is a very difficult task, especially on the higher end safes. I highly recommend using a moving company for anything above 400-500 pounds.
Make sure to use a moving company that is insured. Always take pictures of everything that is in the path of the move. As well as make sure you feel comfortable with the people that are doing the job.
Another option that is easier, is to check out modular gun safes, as they allow for easy moves!
What if I want to buy a gun safe for a Christmas present or for a birthday?
When purchasing a gun safe as a gift, timing is very important. Gun safes require using a freight company if not purchased locally. Even if it is purchased locally a custom safe will need to built at the manufacturer and then shipped either to you or your local dealer for delivery.
Because of this you will want to account for shipping time. Which can be as little as a couple days to multiple weeks.
On the side of availability of safes, most import safes can ship quick as they are brought in as complete units. However if you want a custom safe like a Browning, Liberty, Fort Knox, Vault Pro or many others it can take weeks or even months to have the safe built as they are built upon order.
That said, make sure to keep an eye on lead times, and freight times when purchasing to make sure it gets to your residence at just the right time.
It is imperative, when you want to save a couple bucks to definitely pay attention to the time of the year when you buy a gun safe. There are of course other ways to save money by reading this article here.