As a homeowner, one of the biggest and most dreaded expenses is replacing a kitchen appliance. You likely don't want to pay full price and instead, want to save as much money possible without sacrificing quality and energy efficiency. Luckily, there are several simple and often unexpected ways you can save big money on your kitchen appliances. Here are a few.
Shop For Dings, Dents, and Slightly Damaged Appliances
Many big box retailers will have a special section filled with appliances that were returned or slightly damaged during transport. This section is a great place to save big money on items that the store cannot sell for the full price simply because there is a minor imperfection or because the previous owner returned the item. Some sellers will also list the item as "open box." However, this just typically means the unit was returned.
Check over the item to ensure there is no serious damage and that the product works properly. In some cases, you can even negotiate with the seller to lower the price even further, especially if there is some major damage or a small part or component needs to be replaced.
Purchase Appliances as a Set
If you need to replace the big three kitchen appliances, the stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator, look for deals on the entire set. Some stores and sellers will bundle all three items together from the same manufacturer or line and sell them as a unit. These sales often coincide with national holidays, such as Labor Day or President's Day.
Buying all three appliances as once in a set is a great way to save big money on brand-new, top-of-the-line appliances.
Check For Rebates
Energy star certified appliances receive their distinction because they are very energy efficient, which saves you money on your monthly electric bill while being kinder to the environment. Unfortunately, many of these appliances also are very costly, and you might assume the appliance is out of your price range. However, check with the seller to determine if there is a rebate attached to purchasing the items.
Some states offer rebates to customers to purchase energy-efficient appliances. This rebate can often make purchasing the more expensive, energy-efficient appliance less expensive than purchasing the lowest-priced appliance in the store.
From purchasing appliances that come with a rebate to shopping in the dinged and dented section, there are several surprising ways you can save big money on your kitchen appliances. For more information, contact a clearance applice supplier such as Discount Appliance Center, LLC.