I just got a screaming deal on a Liberty Gun Safe at Lowes. I figured I would help out the members looking for a good safe and give a step by step. Having a gun safe is VERY IMPORTANT for numerous reasons. Balancing a household budget is equally important---always trying to get the best value for your money.
I choose a Liberty safe because of the quality, good reviews, customer service & THEY ARE MADE IN THE USA!! First, I need to say that Lowes has the best price on the Liberty Safes I have seen---cheaper than Gander Mountain and definitely cheaper than anywhere on the internet (that I could find--and I searched like crazy). Secondly, you need to buy a safe for your budget and your needs--but just know that the Liberty Centurion line is made in China---these are the competition to Sentry (and the other cheap Chinese junk)---I would take a Centurion any day over a Sentry (and I live in Rochester--Sentry's hometown). Now on to the deal:
1. Get the 10% coupon from here--Lowes.com : Make your move easy with a Lowe's Moving Coupon You are only allowed 1 per address, so if you need a few, use your relatives, friends, etc.
2. Pick your safe here: Shop liberty safe at Lowes.com: Search Results Again, I don't know what your personal budget is--but get the Franklin series. It comes with the accessory door panel, electrical outlet kit, interior lighting and better interior fabric--for only $246 more (comparing textured finishes between Colonial 30 & Franklin 27).
3. If you want 0% financing--the standard is usually 6 months. You can get 12 months 0% financing easily--just call and order the safe with the online department. Tell them if you can't get 12 months 0%, you can't buy the safe--wait on hold for a few minutes--you now have 12 months at 0%. THIS IS ONLY GOOD IF YOU PAY IT OFF IN 12 MONTHS!!!! If you go over 12 months--bend over for the incurred interest charges!
4. They do charge a delivery fee of $69 & they only drop it off in the driveway/garage--I couldn't get that waived, but maybe you can. You can pick it up yourself at the store for free--I don't have a pickup truck or else I would have tried to get some of my meathead friends to come with me and get it.
These safes are special order--I was told 5 weeks before it is delivered. I have been researching safes for literally months. One thing I had to have is a USA manufactured safe. The Liberty safes (especially with the Lowes pricing) can't be beat.
Hope this helps some of you! If you have sucesses, keep the thread updated. If a link has changed, let's post up the new link so that people have it. Mods, if you want to make this a sticky, feel free.