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When is the best time of year to buy appliances?

Although most appliance manufacturers offer savings throughout the year, retail holidays such as Black Friday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day offer some of the best discounts. You might be wondering how you can save money when shopping for new appliances. This article will address common questions and pro tips.

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What are 3 of the best ways to save money when shopping for appliances?

  1. Buy appliances during promotional retail holidays.

As I mentioned above Black Friday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day offer some of the best discounts every year.

How long do these retail holidays last?

Most retail holidays like Black Friday start early and run for about 4 to 6 weeks. If you want to take advantage of holiday promotions, it’s always a good idea to beat the rush. You might even be able use your new kitchen appliances to cook Thanksgiving dinner!

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Which appliance brands have the best discounts?

When it comes to appliance discounts mass premium, or 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 extra savings beyond the rebates that are offered for 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.

Which appliance has the best discounts?

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, especially if you want your appliances installed before the holidays. 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.

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2. Save more by buying an appliance package.

Why does buying more appliances give me a better discount?

Appliance manufacturers 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.

Why should I buy an appliance package all from the same brand?

The main reasons to consider buying an appliance package are:

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  • Save money by buying an appliance package, you will probably get a better discount by staying with the same brand for all products.
  • 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.
  • All of the labels and handles of your appliances will match. This will improve the overall look of your kitchen and will improve resale.

Did you know that you can shop hundreds of appliance packages right on our website?

3. Consider buying an outlet appliance from an authorized retailer.

Another great time to buy appliances is when you see a great outlet deal. If you’re dreaming of an appliance that is outside of your regular price range, than consider an outlet appliance, but only from an authorized retailer. You want to make sure that if the product needs service 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. Appliances in outlet sometimes qualify for promotional rebates as well. Make sure to check with your salesperson if you have specific questions.

Appliance Pro Tip:

If you’re buying a product that is out of the box, it’s best to try to see the appliance in person before you buy. Scratches and dents can either be no big deal, or a glaring eye sore. If you’re unable to make it into the showroom, ask your salesperson to send you a picture or a short video of the product so you can make a more informed decision.

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Final Thoughts

You can save a great deal of money buying appliances with these tips. Retail holidays tend to have the best appliance rebates. To get the best selection and savings, make sure to make to buy early. You will save more by buying a full appliance package. If you’re really looking for extra low prices, also consider the outlet center.