Home appliances are a big investment; you want the best deal possible. Luckily, there are many ways to save on everything from an air fryer to a full-size refrigerator. Look for sales on specific shopping holidays or before a new appliance model is released. Also, don’t hesitate to offer a discount on a floor or open-box model.

Tips for Shopping for Home Appliances

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Look Online

Most major retailers, such as Wayfair, offer appliance sales during holidays and weekends, especially Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These deals may include discounts on various appliances or specific types, such as refrigerators and washer-dryer sets. It’s also a good idea to watch for devices in the back-to-school season when many students need new appliance models for dorm rooms.

They offer a great home selection of appliances. They have large showrooms and local warehouses that allow them to ship items quickly, and they have a flexible financing option and no-fee return policy. They also sell discounted kitchen appliance bundles and refurbished appliances and may price-match authorized dealers. Target is a great source for small appliances, such as air fryers, toaster ovens, robot vacuums, and portable washers. It also has a wide variety of affordable electronics, including smart devices. Many target locations have an in-store pickup option, and the website offers free shipping.

Look In-Store

A new appliance is a major investment, but there are ways to save money without sacrificing quality. Many retailers offer rebates on appliances. These savings are usually a percentage off the purchase price or can even be a prepaid debit card sent to you by mail. They feature trusted brands like KitchenAid and Whirlpool, and their prices are affordable. Their customer service is excellent, and they have an easy return policy. If you’re looking for an appliance, not in stock, they can often find it at a discount through their closeout section. 

Look For Sales

Many retailers have specific periods where they slash prices for large devices like washers and dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges. These times typically fall around holidays or a change of season. If you have a credit card with cashback or reward points, use them to save even more. Finally, feel free to ask for floor models as they are usually discounted. These items might have slight cosmetic flaws such as fingerprints or scratches but work perfectly fine. The machine equivalent of ugly produce, these models can slash your cost by up to 15%.

Look For Bundles

If you’re looking for a large appliance like a washer/dryer, fridge, or stove, it’s worth waiting for the right sale. Retailers often offer larger rebates for buying multiple pieces at once, making it easier to get the needed appliances without breaking the bank.

Look For Open-Box Models

Like many electronics, appliances tend to drop in price just before or after the manufacturer releases a new model. It makes sense—if you were the first to get your hands on a PlayStation 4, for example, you would’ve paid more than someone who got theirs right after it was released. So, to nab the best deal, it’s recommended that you shop during these times. The same goes for when a new version of an appliance is about to hit shelves—as stores need to make room, you can score big savings on last year’s models. Back-to-school is also a great time to look for these deals, as students need microwaves, mini-fridges, and other appliances.

Another way to score appliances at unbeatable prices is to ask a salesperson about purchasing a floor or open-box model. These appliances can have cosmetic flaws, such as scratches or dents, but that shouldn’t impact performance. You can find floor and open-box appliances on websites.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.