5 Ways to Save Money Buying Appliances

5 Ways to Save Money Buying Appliances

Taryn Williford
Oct 7, 2010

Feeling like your rusty old washer and dryer could use an upgrade? You're not alone. September and October is when most manufacturers update their appliance lines and stores stock floor displays with the new gear. Still wondering how this saves you money? Well if you're wiling to buy last year's model, you might be able to snag a big discount from some retailers. We've got 4 more money-saving appliance-buying tips when you read more.

If you're saving up cash to finally replace that old dishwasher, it's good to know that you could be able to upgrade sooner than you think.

There are plenty of appliance discounts right under your nose, getting you one paycheck closer to your dream kitchen.

1. Shop in the fall.
Like we said, the new models of major appliances hit showroom floors in September and October, while retailers make room by putting last year's models on sale.

2. Search for coupons.
If you're not ready to go Google crazy, at the very least visit the website of each store you're heading to. Both HomeDepotMoving.com and LowesMoving.com sometimes offer ten percent "movers" discount coupons that can be used on appliances.

3. Ask for a package deal.
Buying a lot? If you're renovating a kitchen or taking on some other task where you'll need to buy several appliances, don't buy each piece at the cheapest place. Consider grabbing them all from one store and asking in advance to negotiate a bigger discount.

4. Embrace imperfections.
Don't mind a dent? Then ask for a break! Most retailers offer major discounts for appliances with minor scratches and dents.

5. Buy the floor model.
Along the same vein, offering to buy up a store's floor models will usually grab you a discount. But realize that because it's below the MSRP, a "floor model price" is super negotiable. Always ask for a bit lower than the manager quotes you.

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