Tips for Purchasing Appliances
With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on the latest appliances—and appliance shopping tips. Holiday sales are a great way to maximize your budget and make high-ticket items more affordable. If a new household appliance is on your holiday wish list, timing your purchase for the holiday sales rush can help you save big. Here are a few more tips to help make appliance shopping more pleasant.
Make sure you purchase an appliance that fits! Measure the space where your new appliance will go and don’t stop there. Make sure you measure entryways, stairways, and floor-to-ceiling to ensure your appliance can make the whole journey through your house. Better yet, bring a map with angles and dimensions to show the designer or salesperson.
What About Warranties?
Make sure you read the fine print and ask lots of questions before making a major appliance purchase. Learn the details about warranty coverage, and the difference between brands.
Reach out to your friends and family to ask about their appliance purchases—what would they do differently? Where did they shop? Have they had good experiences with a particular brand or dealer? Online product reviews are another good resource.
Be Patient, Shop Smart
Here’s a quick blueprint to help make appliance shopping a snap:
- Determine your budget
- Create a wish list of “needs” and “wants”
- Choose appliances that suit your lifestyle
- Don’t forget to check which way the door(s) open
- Ask what else you might need to purchase (a hood with a stove, for example) to factor into your budget.