PC Richard & Son

PC Richard & Son

Sarah Coffey
May 27, 2010

Store History

  • Founded: 1909
  • Founded by: Peter Christian Richard
  • Headquarters: New Jersey

If you live in New York, you've probably been to PC Richard & Son at some point—maybe when you needed to buy an air conditioner or a new TV. If you haven't been in person, you might have at least seen their ads on TV. There aren't many stores in the city that can claim a 100-year history and, although the ads are a little cheesy, the store itself is a good resource for appliances and electronics.

Founded in Brooklyn by Dutch immigrant Peter Christian Richard, the store has expanded a lot in the last century. What began as a small hardware store is now a chain of 42 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

They're a sort of cross between a big chain store like Best Buy and a more localized business. They sell the whole gamut of electronics—from kitchen appliances to vacuums to computers and digital cameras. In addition to the basic brands, they also have a section of designer appliances from names like DeLonghi, Fisher & Paykel, Viking, and Wolf.

If you live in the New York metro area, they offer next day in-home delivery and a flat rate fee of $50 for the first appliance (plus an additional $14 for each additional appliance). If you live outside of the NY metro area, you can view their shipping policies here.

Wolf Stove, price on request
Delonghi Gas Range, price on request
Panasonic LCD HDTV with Built In iPOD Dock, $450
Whirlpool Front-Loading Dishwasher, $990
Friedrich Window/Wall Slide-Out A/C, $300

For more information, visit their website.

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