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Appliances: Where do you buy from? (GTA)

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Appliances: Where do you buy from? (GTA)

Apologies if this is in the wrong subforum - Didn't seem to be a shopping discussion in the traditional sense.

We've gone through a few new homes and have historically always bought appliances from Sears - We all know what happened there, unfortunately. Sears didn't always have the most glowing reviews, but the guy we "knew" and bought from was really good, aggressively price-matched stuff, and it was never an issue to buy something months in advance. If the closing date on the new house changed, we'd just call up the guy and move our delivery date, no fuss. Zero issues with getting an appliance sent back if it's damaged or not working properly, instead of pawning us off to the manufacturer. Not sure if other appliance retailers are like this as well?

Anyway, as Black Friday and Boxing day approaches, I was reminded that we're going to need appliances again. Our new place was supposed to close this year, but has since been pushed back into the new year. There is no official closing date anymore as the builder is hiding behind Tarion's provisions for unforeseen circumstances, but someone at the site level has indicated that it "could" be closing in late spring. You can see how this could get messy if the builder arbitrarily moves the closing date around.

I'll keep an eye on sales myself, and will be doing research on any appliances that we might be interested in, but any suggestions on a specific retailer or does anyone "know a guy"? Located around Mississauga but willing to drive around if need be.

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NOT from Leons, the brick and canadian appliances
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explorer11 wrote: NOT from Leons, the brick and canadian appliances
Can you explain?
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explorer11 wrote: NOT from Leons, the brick and canadian appliances
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@Jayhoo,
I like to find the best appliances that are for sale. In our case, we need a stove (range) and I found this link. From these reviews, you can often see where these appliances are sold and I am going to check out Home Depot. I have checked out Leon's but didn't like how a salesperson was following me around all the time (I was looking for a couch as well).

For the right price, I don't mind going to Home Depot, I generally stay away there because I feel it's way too expensive. But anyways, go online to find what you are looking for and see where they sell it.
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Goemans has a great clearance section and has always been willing to make a deal
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BestBuy.
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Costco if you value a hassle free return policy and a free 2nd year warranty. Discounted extended warranties if you prefer and white glove delivery included free.
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Bought my Bluestar range from KWA Appliances on Eglinton

Bought the balance of the kitchen appliances from Faulkner's on Lakeshore (KitchenAid fridge, dishwasher)

Bought a used Vent-a-Hood on eBay

Washer and Dryer and small upright Danby freezer were from Home Depot

For the most part appliances are like cars. You buy from the dealer that offers the best price on the model you want. Warranty tends to be factory (and useless) and repairs are done by whoever you call after the fact.
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Thanks for the input. Costco is nice but seem more cash and carry, but are the other retailers mentioned able to hold my appliances for months and deliver when I need it?
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Jayhoo wrote: Thanks for the input. Costco is nice but seem more cash and carry, but are the other retailers mentioned able to hold my appliances for months and deliver when I need it?
Costco.ca website, not the warehouse.

You can pretty much order all the same appliances online as the other big box stores. You order it and someone will call you and arrange for delivery. There were some threads about the poor delivery service they were using so I'm unsure if they're still using it. Either way, Costco is always a win for hassle free returns and cost friendly extended warranties.

The warehouse typically only carries low range Samsung and is cash & carry anyways. Even if they have a display for other brands (i.e. LG, Whirlpool, Bosch) in the warehouse, it will always say order online.
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I've found that Home Depot is a really good option when the major appliances are on sale.

For smaller appliances, I've gotten some decent items (like a mini fridge or a counter-top microwave) from Canadian Tire, even when they're not on sale.

Expanding further to what @explorer11 said about Leons, The Brick and Canadian Appliances, I've actually had bad experiences at places like The Brick or Leons. It may be due to the salespeople working off commissions but whatever the reason, I always felt like they wanted to negotiate and haggle with me. Places like Best Buy, on the other hand, were more pleasant, probably because the sales staff is not commission-based.
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Me and my friends have used Billa appliances several times and have been very happy with the services and the prices. They were able to offer better prices right off the bat so no need of haggling. They have two locations - Markham and Toronto. Give them a call. It may be well worth of your time.
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1 - call around for best price.
2 - find a place that you're comfortable with. see if they will match or come close to the best price you found.

From personal experience, I use Tasco and I like the person I've been dealing with the last few years.
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Have bought our Dishwasher and Stove from TAApplicances...bouth amazing deals on slight scratch and dent premium units. Of course they sell new as well
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newlyborn wrote: Me and my friends have used Billa appliances several times and have been very happy with the services and the prices. They were able to offer better prices right off the bat so no need of haggling. They have two locations - Markham and Toronto. Give them a call. It may be well worth of your time.
Second Billa as well. Bought all our appliances from them due to recommendations from here. Both times we purchased from them we knew what the price point was and got some pretty great deals. Although their pricing is pretty good already they usually beat out competitors by a bit if you are able to find a cheaper deal elsewhere.

They don't take back the empty appliance boxes though if you're looking for white glove service.
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Bumping this thread. In the market for luxury appliances for a new home closing Sep 2021. I understand that there are significant backlogs in receiving appliances. I also want to get a good deal. Will be keeping a keen eye on promotions around the Black Friday window.
- What store do folks recommend for luxury appliances?
- Does anyone know when the next Miele warehouse sale is (online or in-person)?
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torontotim wrote: Bought my Bluestar range from KWA Appliances on Eglinton

Bought the balance of the kitchen appliances from Faulkner's on Lakeshore (KitchenAid fridge, dishwasher)

Bought a used Vent-a-Hood on eBay

Washer and Dryer and small upright Danby freezer were from Home Depot

For the most part appliances are like cars. You buy from the dealer that offers the best price on the model you want. Warranty tends to be factory (and useless) and repairs are done by whoever you call after the fact.
Faulkner's closed over a year ago. Too bad. They were local for me and I bought all my appliances from them.
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Thanks very much for the input everyone!

Not against shopping around (that's usually what I do), but was moreso wondering whether it's a "normal thing" to be able to buy appliances months in advance and to be able to freely delay the delivery date as needed (remember, I don't even have a formal closing date, just an informal guesstimate of mid-spring). Bonus points if it's a retailer that will stand behind the product being delivered (respond appropriately if the delivered product is damaged/defective), and will price match so I don't have to buy from multiple stores.

I've bought appliances from Costco online before and have had good experience with them, but the selection is sometimes a bit limited. I've owned nothing BUT Samsung appliances in the past 3 houses, but have never stayed in a home long enough for things to go off the rails - From what I've read, seems I've been dodging bullets and uber lucky. That tablet fridge is real pretty, but who has $4k to spend on a fridge that could die within a 2 years?

I've had poor experiences and heard from friends who have bought things from Brick/Leons/CAS, so won't likely be going there :)
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I bought my range in July from Home Depot since they beat CAS by 10%
Bought my dishwasher from Tasco in August since they had something for immediate delivery instead of month long waits.

Can't complain about either in terms of delivery. No problems so far.

Previous to this, I bought stuff from Appliance Canada up near Wonderland but I think they have more locations now.
They were the cheapest for my Ventahood by more than $100 vs Caplans and Tasco but this was 10 years ago.
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Jayhoo wrote: Thanks very much for the input everyone!

Not against shopping around (that's usually what I do), but was moreso wondering whether it's a "normal thing" to be able to buy appliances months in advance and to be able to freely delay the delivery date as needed (remember, I don't even have a formal closing date, just an informal guesstimate of mid-spring). Bonus points if it's a retailer that will stand behind the product being delivered (respond appropriately if the delivered product is damaged/defective), and will price match so I don't have to buy from multiple stores.

I've bought appliances from Costco online before and have had good experience with them, but the selection is sometimes a bit limited. I've owned nothing BUT Samsung appliances in the past 3 houses, but have never stayed in a home long enough for things to go off the rails - From what I've read, seems I've been dodging bullets and uber lucky. That tablet fridge is real pretty, but who has $4k to spend on a fridge that could die within a 2 years?

I've had poor experiences and heard from friends who have bought things from Brick/Leons/CAS, so won't likely be going there :)
Would really recommend you giving Billa a call to see if they carry the brands you're looking for and how far in advance you can order.

Purchased a new washer and dryer from them last year. They were able to slightly beat out Rona because we were not in a rush. They showed us the manufacturer special discounts schedule and they said each manufacturer rotates discounts between their retailers so if we could wait until it was their turn for additional promos/rebates they could beat Rona's sale price. The guy showed us their order screen on the computer and factoring the next manufacturing sale, they were basically making $20 to $40 on each piece. We paid for a small delivery fee cause they do deserve to earn some revenue somewhere.

It was delivered about 2 months after we ordered but I think some of that was due to delivery scheduling on my end.

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