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When is the best time of year to buy appliances?

Although you can find major appliance sales throughout the year, retail holidays offer the best discounts. If you're looking to save money on your home improvement project, you'll find the best appliance deals around major holidays like Black Friday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Most retail holidays start early and run for about 4 to 6 weeks. If you want to take advantage of reduced prices, it’s always a good idea to beat the holiday weekend rush.

Affordable luxury brands, usually have better savings than luxury brands.

If you have your eye on brands like: Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, LG, or Bosch (to name a few), you might see some good deals beyond the rebates that retailers offer during the rest of the year. These holiday rebates are short-term, meaning there is a finite window in which you must buy and take delivery of your appliances to get the savings.

Luxury brands behave differently in that appliance prices cannot be discounted by any retailer. Luxury brands run their promotions for longer, sometimes they even keep the same deal for years. If you are looking at a luxury brand you might get lucky with an extra rebate during the holidays, but it’s less likely. However, if your project calls for a new washer and dryer you might be in luck with some great savings on those items.

If you’re in the market for just one appliance, such as a dishwasher, range, or washing machine you will likely find great prices during a promotional period. In general, the savings get better when you buy a whole appliance package. However, if you only need one item, you will be able to find some great appliance deals.

Appliance Pro Tip:You want to shop the sales early. Not only will you be less stressed, you’re more likely able to line up the installation professionals to get the job done right. There’s nothing worse than having to track down a plumber to install your range when you’re hosting a holiday meal.

You will find the best deal when you buy an appliance package. Appliance brands want you to buy more of their products, therefore they will create rebates that encourage you to buy more items. This is especially true in the luxury market. Some high end appliance brands have promotions that give away free appliances.

The main reasons to consider buying an appliance package are:

  1. Save money by buying an appliance package, you will probably get a better discount by staying with the same brand for all products.
  2. With popular finishes like black stainless steel, slate, matte white or black, sunset bronze, or Tuscan stainless steel, you will want to buy the whole package so that all appliances are the same color in your kitchen.
  3. All of the labels and handles of your appliances will match. This will improve the overall look of your kitchen and will improve resale.

If you're lucky, you might find a great outlet deal! If you’re dreaming of an appliance that is outside of your budget, than consider an open box appliance, but only from an authorized retailer. You want to make sure that if the appliance needs to be repaired, you have a place you can call to get help.

Outlet products come from a variety of sources. Most are out of the box, meaning that the product is no longer in its factory packaging. Customer returns, scratches, dented doors, wrong color purchased, wrong hinge ordered, and old floor models are some common reasons why appliances end up with outlet discounts. All of our open box inventory is unused.

As an added bonus, appliances in outlet sometimes qualify for promotional rebates as well. Make sure to check with your salesperson if you have specific questions.

There you have it, the best ways to save money when buying large appliances. You will save the most money by perhaps scoring an open-box appliance from an authorized retailer like AJ Madison.