Post # 1
My husband and I just had our offer accepted on a house with no fridge, washer, or dryer. We will be living in the country, so we need all three as there is no laundromat nearby. We are not going to purchase anything until we close, just to be on the safe side, but we want to start shopping around.
Where have you found the best deals on appliances? I know there will be a ton of sales around Labor Day, but I don’t think we’re going to be lucky enough to hit those. We’re not looking for brand recommendations, just places that you know of that are usually cheaper. (For the record, we live in Iowa.)
Post # 2
I got my washer and dryer on Craiglist. There are lots of appliance dealers on there that are advertising for their store, or don’t have a store and just sell through craigslist. May as well take a look at the new appliances on there.
Post # 3
DH and I also went the good ol craigslist way! We found a dealer that sells guaranteed refurbished appliances and got a set of LG washer/dryer that retails new around 1800$ for 500$ and you never would have known the difference.
Post # 4
Thanks! It’s good to hear some success stories about Craigstlist! My husband is pretty against the idea, but I keep trying to convince him. That’s why we were to trying find out about some traditional stores as well.
Post # 5
We had to buy all new appliances (everything for the kitchen plus washer and dryer) when we bought our house a year ago. We got a really good deal at Lowe’s for all kitche appliances, and if you have a lowe’s credit card, they were running a deal of no interest for 18 months or choose 5% off your total purchase. Easy ordering, easy delivery. I often check the prices of what we bought here and there (just to see if we really got a good deal) and I haven’t seen anything offered close to what we got all ours for. Then, we ended up going to Sear’s for the washer and dryer. We definitely shopped around a lot to find what we liked and to find the best deal. Good luck!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Lowes. Also, if you put in your change of address request, the USPS almost always sends a huge pack of coupons for 10-30% off at various stores, we got all of our appliances at 15% off and timed it with the Easter sales too so we got a great deal.
Post # 8
Check to see if there is a smaller, independent appliance store that sells factory seconds (I don’t know what else to call it) or even an appliance distributor. My mom did this. Basically, you get brand new appliances that may have a small ding and so are discounted. They have the same warranty because they are brand new. Like I said, my mom’s oven has a small dent on the side but it’s between cabinets so you can’t tell at all and she saved $100s.
Post # 9
Local dealers by getting them to beat the prices of online or other local or big box stores.
Post # 10
MrsCanoodle: depending on where in Iowa, Nebraska Furniture Mart usually has good deals and no interest financing deals. There is one in Des Moines and one in Omaha.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House
I have had great luck ordering appliances from Sears online. They bend over backwards when things do not go according to plan and you can find some great sales and clearances. I ordered one stove that the description stated it had a drawer beneath the oven, it showed up with a solid panel, and when the dust settled I was delivered a stove two model/trim classes higher for the same cost. My dishwasher arrived with a blemish that cant be seen once installed, and they refunded me $60. Check things over thoroughly before you let the delivery guys leave.
If you are lucky to have a Sears Outlet near you, check them out. Alot of scratch and dent stock – and last year’s models.
Post # 12
Check best buy’s in the area for floor models and open box items. When new models come in they replace the floor models, and the floor models are often for sale at a significant discount. You can check what is available at your local best buy online, here’s how.
First go to bestbuy.com on your pc, you can’t get to this page from your phone, then click on “Stores” at the top, search by zip code, and click on the store you want to check. This will open the store info page, on the left there should be a link that says “Open Box and Clearance items” click that and then click “Shop This Store” and see what they have. It is hit or miss as far as what is available, but last year I gor a $300 Microwave for $125 and I got our 48″ tv for $300. Sometimes it is immediately obvious where the item is when you co to the store, other times if it has been moved it may be idden somewhere in the back. I always print a copy of the item information from the website, and bring it to the store with me.
Just did a quick look, and they have a full set of samsung appliances at my local store in stainless steel (Washer and Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave and Dishwasher) Regular price 6,810, reduced to $5,110. That is 25% off, which is a pretty significant sale.
Post # 13
Scratch and dents at Lowes or Home Depot, especially if one or both of you is even minutely handy. It’ll take some luck, but we got our fridge for 25% off because of a big scratch on the back, and we got our dishwasher 50% or even a little more because it had a massive dent in the back that DH banged out with a long stick and a hammer. That’s always the first place we look for appliances.
Post # 14
We just purchased all brand new appliances and ajmadison.com was the cheapest for what type of appliances we wanted (separate fridge, separate freezer, front apron sink, downdraft gas range, etc…). washer and dryers are next on our list