Posted by ERA Key Realty Services on 5/27/2016
Your household appliances are among those most expensive items in your home. If you're looking to buy or sell a house having modern, stainless steel appliances can improve the aesthetic and increase the value of a home. If you're thinking about replacing old appliances, this guide will show you how to find the best deals without sacrificing quality.
Many of us are of the mindset that we'll think about replacing appliances once they no longer work. This approach, however, leaves no time for planning and searching for the best deals. If your refrigerator stops working you don't want to end up walking around an appliance store at the mercy of their prices and selection, trying to buy a new one before the meat in your freezer thaws.
If it's time to start thinking about replacing an appliance, give yourself time to look for deals. Sign up for email lists from appliance stores or set up price-drop alerts on sites like Amazon.
Find the right brand.
Even if you don't buy your appliances online, you should use the internet to find the right brand for your needs. Compare their models and prices so you'll know what to look out for when waiting for a good deal.
Read the reviews.
Your best friend when shopping for new appliances will be the customers who leave reviews of their experience on sites like Amazon and Best Buy. If an appliance is on sale at a great price but the reviews are poor, you might know why the company is trying to get rid of them quickly.
Read the fine print
If you're buying online, make sure you carefully read the shipping and returns policy. With a purchase as expensive as a washer or dryer, you want to make sure you know exactly how much you'll be paying.
When it comes to guaranteeing the performance and lifespan of your appliances, there are protection plans offered by the store, manufacturer warranties, and even third-party companies who provide appliance insurance. Compare various stores' protection plans and various manufacturers' warranties to see which one fits your budget but also provides the best protection.
Get your timing right
Like any industry, the appliance industry operates on a calendar of new model releases and sales on older models. Around September and October companies tend to unveil their latest models and lower prices on the older models.
To beat other deal hunters, shop on Thursday. That's the day many stores mark down sale items for the weekend rush. But you'll get there first.
There are a number of holiday sales that stores participate in as well, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, and President's Day. And, of course, there are the hectic Black Friday sales.
Don't judge a book by its cover
When it comes to appliances, appearance isn't everything. Manufacturers often try to up the appeal of appliances by giving them colorful paint jobs or other aesthetic features that don't affect the function of the appliance.
Now that you know how to get the best deals start searching and comparing prices. Don't forget to use the powers of negotiation and price-matching, and go find the home appliance of your dreams.