Are you in the market for a new appliance for your home? If so, look no further than this appliance buying guide to help you learn how to find the best appliances and save money in the process of buying them.
Unlike a kettle, a lamp or pots and pans, a major appliance cannot be taken back to the store easily. How can you find the best appliances without resulting in buyers remorse?
Read on for our simple step by step appliance buying guide.
Step 1 – Ask Around
Ask your friends, neighbors, and relatives about their previous purchases. They will most likely be willing to share their delights and disappointments.
Customer reviews are also key when buying new appliances. Whether a product is spectacular or turns out to be a lemon, there will be a review out there.
Basically, when others suffer, you don’t have to. Learn from their mistakes!
Step 2 – Know What You Want
When appliance buying, avoid buying on impulse. Make a list of your priority features. Differentiate between features you need and features you want.
Wait for a sale. But be cautious, you don’t want to end up with something unnecessary just because it was a bargain.
Appliances are for practical use, not necessarily to look good. Don’t compromise on quality just because you like the color or style of an appliance. If style is the priority, try to get something that will be practical and still look fancy and stylish.
Step 3 – Buy Online
When buying new appliances, the best place to look is online. Not only can you find an abundance of various appliances (thousands more than the average showroom) but the prices tend to be cheaper too. Do your research, shop around, and you’re sure to get a great deal.
Fisher Paykel is a manufacturer of high-quality household appliances. Many of their products are even discounted online. Go check them out for a great deal.
Step 4 – Read the Fine Print
Before you snap up a seductive looking appliance with fancy features, take a look at the appliance instructions. If it looks overly complicated, it may not be the right appliance for you.
You should also check if it is energy efficient. Most retailers will have an Energy Star qualification for their appliances. Their website can help you to see if the appliance you intend to buy is energy efficient and how much it will cost to run.
Step 5 – Size Matters
Measure the appliance, and measure the space you intend to place it. Take a good look the surroundings to consider how your new appliance will fit into your home.
Don’t forget to check if the appliance will fit through your doorway, up the stairs and down the hallway that is full of sharp turns (depending on where the appliance will be situated of course). It’ll be a complete waste of time and money if you can’t maneuver the appliance into the area you need it to be.
Check the door, the handles, the depth and more for ease of use. Additionally, if you’re buying an oven or microwave, you should check if the appliance can hold your baking pans.
Step 6 – Save a Few Dollars
When visiting a showroom, don’t be afraid to haggle. Try to negotiate the price if possible. If they are a bit tight, see if you can get free extended warranty instead.
Don’t forget to ask for free delivery and installation. Most companies offer this for free, but make sure of it before you commit.
Never buy full price! Always wait for a sale or discount.
Easy Appliance Buying Guide
After reading this appliance buying guide, you’ll be ready to hit the stores and find exactly what you need, for a good price too.
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