Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 8 Part A - Home Furnishings and Related Household Items - Purchases

Section 8, Part A deals with purchases of furniture, household decorative items, dishes, household linens, floor coverings, and window coverings.

Now I am going to ask you about expenses for home furnishings and related household items.

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Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU purchased for you or your CU or for someone outside of your CU any furniture, infants equipment, or outdoor equipment?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Have you purchased any --

  1. Sofas?
  2. Living room chairs?
  3. Living room tables?
  4. Wall units, shelves or cabinets?
  5. Ping-pong, pool tables or other similar recreation room items?
  6. Other living room, family or recreation room furniture including desks?
  7. Living room furniture combinations?
  8. Dining room or kitchen furniture?
  9. Mattresses or box springs?
  10. Bedroom furniture other than mattresses or box springs?
  11. Infants furniture?
  12. Infants equipment?
  13. Patio, porch, or outdoor furniture?
  14. Barbeque grills or outdoor decorative items?
  15. Office furniture for home use?
  16. Continue list

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Have you purchased any --

* Read each item on list

  1. Lamps or other lighting fixtures?
  2. Other household decorative items
  3. Closet storage items?
  4. Travel items?
  5. Continue list

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Have you purchased any dishes, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, or cookware?

* IF YES - Read each item on list
  1. Plastic dinnerware?
  2. China or other dinnerware?
  3. Stainless, silver, or other flatware?
  4. Glassware?
  5. Serving pieces other than silver?
  6. Non-electric cookware?
  7. Silver serving pieces?


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Have you purchased any household linens?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Have you purchased any --

  1. Bedroom linens?
  2. Bathroom linens?
  3. Kitchen or dining room linens?
  4. Other linens?
  5. Slipcovers, decorative pillows or cushions?

  6. 95. Continue list

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Have you purchased any floor or window coverings?

* IF YES - Read each item on list

Have you purchased any --

  1. Original wall to wall carpet?
  2. Replacement wall to wall carpet?
  3. Room size rugs or other non-permanent floor coverings, including carpet squares?
  4. Curtains or drapes?
  5. Venetian blinds, window shades, other window coverings?
  6. 99. None/No more entries

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What did you purchase? [enter text] _____________

In what month did you purchase it? [enter text] _____________

Was this purchased for your CU or for someone outside of your CU?

  1. For use by CU
  2. For someone outside the CU

What was the purchase price? [enter value] _____________

Did this include sales tax?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What was combined with the item?

* Enter all that apply

  1. Sofas?
  2. Living room chairs?
  3. Living room tables?
  4. Wall units, shelves, or cabinets?
  5. Ping-pong, pool tables or other similar recreation room items?
  6. Other living room, family or recreation room furniture including desks?
  7. Living room furniture combinations?
  8. Dining room or kitchen furniture?
  9. Mattresses or box springs?
  10. Bedroom furniture other than mattresses or box springs?
  11. Infants furniture?
  12. Infants equipment?
  13. Patio, porch, or outdoor furniture?
  14. Barbeque grills or outdoor decorative items?
  15. Office furniture for home use?
  16. Lamps or other lighting fixtures?
  17. Other household decorative items
  18. Closet storage items?
  19. Travel items?
  20. Plastic dinnerware?
  21. China or other dinnerware?
  22. Stainless, silver, or other flatware?
  23. Glassware?
  24. Serving pieces other than silver?
  25. Non-electric cookware?
  26. Silver serving pieces?
  27. Bedroom linens?
  28. Bathroom linens?
  29. Kitchen or dining room linens?
  30. Other linens?
  31. Slipcovers, decorative pillows or cushions?
  32. Original wall to wall carpet?
  33. Replacement wall to wall carpet?
  34. Room size rugs or other non-permanent floor coverings, including carpet squares?
  35. Curtains or drapes?
  36. Venetian blinds, window shades, other window coverings?
  37. 77. Misc. Combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Did you purchase any other items above?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 8A

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Last Modified Date: September 4, 2008

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