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Best Time to Buy Appliances?

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Feb 14, 2013
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Best Time to Buy Appliances?

My appliances are getting a bit old. Little things here and there like fridge creaking and washer only taking large loads.

I'm thinking of buying a new stove, fridge, washer, and dryer. Budget is $8,000, but wouldn't mind spending less.

When's the best time to buy appliances and which places do you recommend?
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Apr 10, 2017
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None. Sharpen your negotiating skills. You have leverage buying all these appliances, so start playing the "x offered me" game
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Feb 7, 2017
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Ya need to check out the RFD HOME & GARDEN Forum

home-garden-f53/

Lots of Appliance threads there … remember the Forums are SEARCHABLE
It’s where the RFD Mods will prob move this thread too

To everything there is a season …
Including Appliance Sales, and the release of NEW Models

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/best-t ... ppliances/

If you aren’t in a break down situation **
It’s smart to plan for the cycle for whichever ones you need

Since Sears Canada packed it in
Costco by far now offers the best
Pricing, Sales / Promos, Guarantee, Warranty, and after sales service

Downside … Costco carries just limited models

So if they don’t have what you seek …
Look at Lowe’s Group
We bought from them a few years ago and had an excellent experience
(Black Friday Deal with Sales Price, AIrMiles Promo, and FREE Delivery & old removal)
Would buy from them again

Regional Appliance Chains, or Mom & Pops are usually great too

BUT no matter what …

GOOGLE for reviews etc
Both for models as well as Retailers

And if you are smart …
Stay away from LG & Samsung
Cuz although they are at the forefront for new gizmos / bells & whistles
They don’t support with parts or service after a short period of time
Their sales model is NEW NEW NEW
So if something breaks it’s most likely not fixable
And you are back to a VERY EXPENSIVE square one
Buying NEW again

And don’t buy from The Brick
You can again read RFD threads or GOOGLE for more info
Lots of issues … including court cases
And CAS isn’t much better either

Truth … do your homework / research
Buy the best you can afford
And be aware that most Companies make everything
But excel at some more than others
(Ie Maytag … their specialty is truly wet appliances … DWs, W&Ds )

** Fortunate for you. Cuz lots of delivery issues / manufacturing shortages right now due to Covid.
If you can wait it out … you’ll probably do better once supply can catch up a bit
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Dec 6, 2008
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Bought appliances last time from Appliance Canada, wasn't too happy with them, and they were top of the line, fridge was like $5k alone :)
This time I'm sticking to Costco, even though I will overpay, won't use Save The Tax that's on Lowes/Rona right now, but at least I'll have that piece of mind for 3 months, that if I don't like it, I can return it.
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November and around Black Friday.
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toyopl wrote: Bought appliances last time from Appliance Canada, wasn't too happy with them, and they were top of the line, fridge was like $5k alone :)
This time I'm sticking to Costco, even though I will overpay, won't use Save The Tax that's on Lowes/Rona right now, but at least I'll have that piece of mind for 3 months, that if I don't like it, I can return it.
Costco delivery sux. They don't install microwaves or dishwashers either
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Apr 5, 2017
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Prices are still a bit elevated, depending on "chip shortage" and whatever other cards they have to play. There could also be deflation - in not many people purchasing right now from being tapped out from holiday spending. Perhaps as the year goes on we will see more "deflation" if demand really dies off for big purchases.

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