In any culture, folk sculptures are a representation of the cultures’ ideals and beliefs. In the Western world, there is a popular decoration trend where a bunch of elephants make a statement in a room or outdoor space.
If you want to buy one for yourself, but don’t have the funds available to pay full price, here’s how:
Shop around online
Many times you can find deals on elephant statues for sale by going online. Online shops often sell wholesale products which means that they have an entire collection from one company that they’re trying to move all at once so they can beat their competitor’s prices due to volume discounts.
So it might be worth your time to check out some sites with lots of from different manufacturers and suppliers just so you can compare prices.
Search for deals in the ‘free’ section of Craigslist
Craigslist is another good place to look for deals on elephant statues, especially if you are shopping for a large one to put outside. People often have interior decorating ideas that they don’t follow through on or sometimes they just want to get rid of stuff that’s taking up space!
Either way, check out the free section first because it could be possible to pick one up for free.
And recently repainted ones can be bought at a reduced price and might be worth buying if you only care about the shape and not necessarily how it looks; although we recommend finding one in beautiful condition.
Don’t buy immediately when you find something cheap
This seems a little counter-intuitive at first, but the deals on elephant statues that you find in free sections, or when shopping online might not be good if you only buy when something catches your eye.
What we recommend is waiting a day or two from when you see an item for sale before buying it. This will give you time to think harder about what’s available and by doing this, you can compare prices and make a better decision.
For example, an elephant statue that seems cheap now might end up being cheaper later after all the sales are over, or maybe there’s a better price deal nearby.
So don’t rush into making a purchase right away! Just take your time and do some research instead.
Buy in bulk to get a larger discount
This goes along with the first tip: if you plan to buy one elephant statue and want to save money, see if you can buy more than one at once.
If you’re buying for your personal use then we don’t recommend that you go too overboard, but it can be very beneficial if you’re trying to make a statement through decoration and like the way multiple elephant statues look together.
You’ll also notice that as your order gets bigger, online shops will give better deals on shipping costs because they won’t feel like they are losing out by giving away free or reduced rate shipping. So this is another thing to keep in mind when comparing prices.
Don’t forget about what’s available at local shops
If you have a local shop that sells home decor, don’t forget to check there first. Sometimes they have their collections of elephant statues for sale and these tend to be made from unique materials that you won’t find online.
So it might be worth your while to go into a store just so you can see what’s available in person!
If this is not possible, then you should consider going to the nearest town or city! There are always shops with items from all sorts of manufacturers and suppliers so if you ask around enough, employees at the different stores will eventually let slip about when they get new deliveries in stock.
And since retail workers are often paid commission on how much they sell each day, they might even give you special discounts just because they like you!
Don’t forget that it’s okay to be different
One of the main advantages of buying elephant statues is that they can look beautiful and elegant no matter what they look like. So if someone else has a similar style as yours, don’t worry about it.
You can always find an elephant statue in your budget and with your preferred features so we suggest not trying too hard to find something radically different from what everyone else has because this will go against the purpose of why you’re getting one (unless, of course, this is part of your plan!).
You might want to learn more about elephants
However, if you DO want something unique then maybe try looking into some anatomy drawings or images of elephants instead. These can give you some inspiration for more specific features that you might want, and sometimes even tell you where to look to find the right elephant statue.
So instead of trying too hard to find something that’s drastically different, try looking into things that are similar to what you already have but with extra features. This will make it easier on yourself if you’re going for a theme or a certain style.
As long as your budget is realistic about how much an elephant statue costs, then there isn’t anything stopping you from getting one! There are so many wonderful models out there.