Alvin Bargain Furniture and
Mattress Furniture Bargain Barn The friendly furniture
store with the BIG discounts!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
We welcome your suggestions and submissions.
eMail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What are your
A: Our brick and motor
store hours are from 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-6 on
Saturday (during Income Tax Refund Sale days, we may be
open some Sundays from 12-5:00 to accommodate
Q: How can we
A: Our phone # is
713-473-1903, eMail is email@example.com
You can also
visit our CONTACT
PAGE for more ways to reach us. Q: Are you a used, or
antique, furniture store? A: Our store offers new furniture. We
represent manufacturers from 250 brand names.
Q: Do you deliver? A: Yes, we can deliver. We deliver in our own trucks.
Store staff perform deliveries (and set-ups if requested).
We do not use third party delivery services. We also offer
store pickup at no additional charge. Q: How far do you
deliver? A: We will deliver however far you need us. If a
truck can get there, so can we! If you are too far out of
state, we can also ship to you. Q: Where can we get
ideas and suggestions for room designs and furniture
options? A: Visit our Pinterest
Pages for concepts in room design, color
coordination, and furniture layout, as well as decor ideas.
Then stop back by our main site to select your
Q: Do you have
everything you show on your website on display in your
store? A: We have the most requested items where customers
can see them. Unfortunately, no one store could display
everything from every manufacturer. What we don't have on
display is still available to you.
Q: How much is your furniture? A: We are a discount furniture store. We offer very
competitive prices and the best value in town!
Q: Why aren't all your prices
listed on your website? A: Our staff is dedicated to delivering the best
furniture at the best prices. We offer so many items that
change price on a frequent basis, we would be spending the
majority of our time updating pricing rather than serving
our customers! Our customers come first.
Q: How are you able to sell your furniture at
such low prices? We are a "no frills" store. We
rely on customer referrals and recommendations, both by word
of mouth, and through the internet and social media. We do
not advertise on the radio, TV, or in the newspaper. All of
those things add substantial cost to the furniture. No
matter what anyone says, if it costs money, that expense is
built into the price of the furniture. The more a store
spends, the more they have to charge in order to cover that
expense, Q: Do you offer
financing? A: Yes. We offer both traditional financing, as well
as non-traditional financing Q: Do you
have lay-a-way? A: Yes. We have a very flexible, no-charge lay-a-way
program. Lay-a-way is an excellent way to avoid price
increases on your furniture.
Q: What do you have to put down to start a lay-a-way, and
how long can you keep something in lay-a-way?
A: You can start your lay-a-way with any amount down. Of
course the more you put down, the faster you get your
furniture out of lay-a way. There is no time limit on our
lay-a-ways. As long as you stay active, we will maintain
your lay-a-way for you. Q: What is the
difference between a king size mattress and a California
king size mattress? A: Standard king size beds (also known as Eastern
king) are wider than California king beds. California king
beds are narrower and longer. One of our manufacturers lists
their king mattresses as 74.5" x 78" and their California
king as 70.5" x 82". (Mattresses are measured approximately,
much like lumber 2x4s)
Q: Why do you have two
addresses for your store? A: The 713 Southmore address is the address of our
billboard. It is about 50 yards from our storefront which is
on a side street called Center. Southmore is a major street.
Center is a small side street. There is a famous street of
the same name in a nearby city, that sometimes confuses
drivers and GPS units. If you are putting in our 1216 Center
address, be sure to use our 77506 zip code! You can also
bring up our handy directions here.
Q: Do you discount? A: YES! We are a discount store.
Q: Do I have to pay Sales Tax? A: We are a legitimate, certified retailer in the
State of Texas and are required to collect Sales Tax for the
state, on all non tax exempt, in-state sales.
The manufacturer, Ashley Furniture Industries,
has also provided us with questions frequently asked of
them, regarding their motion (reclining) furniture. Here
is a link to those: