Finding discounted dinnerware can be quite a task if you are looking for a specific pattern; however, if you are open to money saving opportunities it is way easy to find good quality dinnerware at a discounted price.
When a pattern is being discontinued, many manufacturers hold a closeout dinnerware sale. Many retail establishments follow the lead and sell full dinnerware sets at enormous discounts.
Clearance dinnerware prices are also common if a retailer is overstocked and needs to liquidate some of their inventory. Such sales are usually advertised in the local newspaper or through direct advertising, you know, those sales sheets that miraculously appear in your mailbox and are usually deemed junk mail. You might also hear about local sales on a local radio station.
Buying wholesale dinnerware is sometimes an option for great savings; however, most wholesale companies sell in bulk. That can be a problem with an average household seeking such discounts.
If you are really into saving money, it makes total sense to shop second hand stores, garage sales and auctions. I have seen a lot of whole sets for sale on the online auctions. Many online auction sellers offer buy it now options - my favorite because I don't like keeping up with bids - but if you are into bidding and watching an item to the close, you can get awesome prices.
You might also look for liquidation stores in your community. I love shopping at Tuesday Morning and similar stores. The products seem to change weekly. I found a load of discount Corelle dinnerware at a liquidation store once. The discounts were pretty amazing for new, undamaged dinnerware.
It is possible to get a high-quality dinnerware set at a discounted price if you are game to shop sales until you find something that you really like.