You can save lots of money by shopping at a dinnerware sale, but it always makes sense to know something about the clearance dinnerware and more so about what you really want before you purchase it. Sales can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on what you buy, if you need it or not, and whether or not you're an impulse buyer.
Once upon a time, I was an impulse shopper. I'm naturally attracted to dishes, especially antique china dinnerware and glass dinnerware. I have a medley of dishes that I rarely use and they really don't match as far as serving as decorative items. Some people call them dust collectors :0).
I've decided to cut down on my collection and now I'm into buying more practical dishes. Still, I'll keep my favorites.
Here are some tips to prevent you from buying useless dinnerware at a sale
Often, sales present decorative dinnerware that is not safe to eat off of due to lead content. Before buying discount dinnerware sets for use you need be aware of this. In the United States, most dinnerware that contains lead is marked that it is for decorative uses only.
If you have studied the different brands, types of material and recommended uses, you will be a more informed shopper and you'll be more likely to make great finds at a sale.