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Buehler445
09-22-2009, 11:13 AM
I tried to find a thread about this, but failed. Miserably. So here goes. Where do you guys go to find the best deal on appliances?

Local?
Home Depot?
Best Buy?

What say you Planeteers?

KC Dan
09-22-2009, 11:16 AM
Not really sure on where but I would caution you to hold on that this fall the "Cash for Appliances" will start up. You could get a $300 rebate on appliance purchases. Take the money like BRC, we don't care - we only worked for it...

Brock
09-22-2009, 11:16 AM
What kind of appliances? You can save hundreds of dollars on scratch and dent stuff.

Scorp
09-22-2009, 11:16 AM
Lowe's

Brock
09-22-2009, 11:16 AM
Not really sure on this but I would caution you to hold on that this fall the "Cash for Appliances" will start up. You could get a $300 rebate on appliance purchases. Take the money like BRC, we don't care - we only worked for it...

Jesus, not this again.:rolleyes:

KC Dan
09-22-2009, 11:17 AM
Jesus, not this again.:rolleyes:hehehehe, couldn't resist.;)

Scaga
09-22-2009, 11:20 AM
Just built our house back in January. Not sure if they are national, but there's a place in Wichita called Metro Builders Supply. Prices and their selection couldn't be touched by anyone.

Pitt Gorilla
09-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Sears and Lowe's have been the best for us.

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 11:23 AM
Not really sure on where but I would caution you to hold on that this fall the "Cash for Appliances" will start up. You could get a $300 rebate on appliance purchases. Take the money like BRC, we don't care - we only worked for it...

Don't really have an option.

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 11:23 AM
Just built our house back in January. Not sure if they are national, but there's a place in Wichita called Metro Builders Supply. Prices and their selection couldn't be touched by anyone.

Sweet thanks.

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 11:24 AM
What kind of appliances? You can save hundreds of dollars on scratch and dent stuff.

Stove and Fridge.

Do you have to ask specifically for that stuff? What about floor models? How does that stuff work.

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 11:25 AM
Lowe's

Sears and Lowe's have been the best for us.

Sweet. Thanks. I can't remember if there is a Lowe's around. I'll have to do some checking.

Thanks fellas.

Brock
09-22-2009, 11:32 AM
Stove and Fridge.

Do you have to ask specifically for that stuff? What about floor models? How does that stuff work.

There are stores who specialize in factory damaged appliances. I don't know if you have one nearby. They're usually called something like "Factory scratch and dent". I saved like 400 bucks on a stainless refrigerator that had a dent on the side that you can't see unless you pull it out from the wall.

Baconeater
09-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Shit, out where you live? You'd probably have to go to North Platte or Cheyenne for a Lowe's or Home Depot. Do you have means to transport it yourself?

ferrarispider95
09-22-2009, 11:36 AM
ajmadison.com

free shipping, better prices, and the same stuff at lowes, home depot

I have furnished 2 houses with all stainless steel appliances for considerably less than I could get any local place to go. I did have rebates to fill out, but received everything back in a timely fashion.

They also have older models of some products which they discount heavily.

Simply Red
09-22-2009, 11:47 AM
I tried to find a thread about this, but failed. Miserably. So here goes. Where do you guys go to find the best deal on appliances?

Local?
Home Depot?
Best Buy?

What say you Planeteers?

Craig's list

FAX
09-22-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm gonna say ... Appliance Store.

Final answer.

FAX

BigRichard
09-22-2009, 11:51 AM
Nebraska Furniture Mart. They give some great deals.

Stinger
09-22-2009, 11:52 AM
Local Builders supply stores usually have pretty decent selections and prices.

Frazod
09-22-2009, 12:03 PM
Call me old fashioned, but I always get my applicances from Sears.

Bane
09-22-2009, 12:42 PM
I shop at Sears and Lowes both,But I always "shop"around before making the purchase.I bought a stove from Sears 10 years ago for the wife and it still worked fine when I got the new glass flat top one she wanted from Lowes.
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Buehler445
09-22-2009, 12:43 PM
Shit, out where you live? You'd probably have to go to North Platte or Cheyenne for a Lowe's or Home Depot. Do you have means to transport it yourself?

Foregone conclusion dude. I was planning on going to Cheyenne, but I think they have a Home Depot in Sterling. I can even go down to Denver if I need too.

The only place in town that has anything at all is true value and they will fleece you.

I can get it moved.
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Deberg_1990
09-22-2009, 12:44 PM
Sears

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 12:44 PM
There are stores who specialize in factory damaged appliances. I don't know if you have one nearby. They're usually called something like "Factory scratch and dent". I saved like 400 bucks on a stainless refrigerator that had a dent on the side that you can't see unless you pull it out from the wall.

I see. I'll see if I can find anything similar.
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Buehler445
09-22-2009, 12:45 PM
ajmadison.com

free shipping, better prices, and the same stuff at lowes, home depot

I have furnished 2 houses with all stainless steel appliances for considerably less than I could get any local place to go. I did have rebates to fill out, but received everything back in a timely fashion.

They also have older models of some products which they discount heavily.

I will look them up. Thanks. Was there any mileage limits on their shipping?
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TrebMaxx
09-22-2009, 01:03 PM
Our fridge decided it didn't want to be cool anymore a couple of weeks ago. I always do the go everywhere in town and look for the best deal. I was surprised that Best Buy had the best deal on what Mrs. TrebMaxx was wanting. Plus I used my Rewardzone card and will be getting a couple hundred back and they were throwing in a LG 19" LCD HDTV with any appliance purchase over $1,000. The only thing I had to mention was the delivery and haul away that BB was wanting to charge for but since Lowes had that free BB treated it as a price match.

Alton deFlat
09-22-2009, 01:26 PM
I don't think there's one close to you, but Metro Builders Supply is a good place to buy appliances.

On the other hand, Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, Nebraska Furniture Mart would all be good choices.

RJ
09-22-2009, 01:30 PM
I'm a Sears fan for appliances, we've always been happy with their service and prices and they usually offer the "same as cash" options.

kc rush
09-22-2009, 01:41 PM
The Sears outlet is great. We got our fridge, stove and washer there. A couple of dings or marks on the side that you can't see anyway.

Pitt Gorilla
09-22-2009, 01:44 PM
I'm a Sears fan for appliances, we've always been happy with their service and prices and they usually offer the "same as cash" options.I agree. We usually finance our purchases over a year (just because we can) and they, typically, deliver and haul away for free.

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 02:09 PM
Hmmm... I didn't know Sears sold that many appliances.

I'm going to hi-jack my own thread here for a minute, and the credit card portion of the company I work for did a quick review of credit scores and they noted that the financing on appliances and furniture had adversely affected some of their customers' credit scores. They stated that if you finance it at 0% for a year and pay it off when the 0% is over, the credit companies view that as non payments and suggested that if you do that, make monthly payments.

End public service announcement.

I will definitely look into sears. I didn't think they'd get such good reviews on here.
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FAX
09-22-2009, 02:20 PM
I just remembered something ... don't know if this helps or not but, when we were first married, the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX and I bought a washer and dryer at a place here in Nashville that serves as Sears' "scratch & dent" outlet. We bought both the washer and dryer for a little more than half what they would cost at straight retail. They were new, but each had marks on them, as I recall ... scratches maybe ... or dents. The point is that it was very minor damage. Very minor. And they worked fine. Came with original warranties, and all that stuff.

I don't know if Sears has a place like that in KC, but if they do, it might be worth checking into. They had a great selection, too.

FAX

Buehler445
09-22-2009, 02:23 PM
Thx FAX. I don't live in KC, but will check around.
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kc rush
09-22-2009, 02:25 PM
I just remembered something ... don't know if this helps or not but, when we were first married, the beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX and I bought a washer and dryer at a place here in Nashville that serves as Sears' "scratch & dent" outlet. We bought both the washer and dryer for a little more than half what they would cost at straight retail. They were new, but each had marks on them, as I recall ... scratches maybe ... or dents. The point is that it was very minor damage. Very minor. And they worked fine. Came with original warranties, and all that stuff.

I don't know if Sears has a place like that in KC, but if they do, it might be worth checking into. They had a great selection, too.

FAX

The Sears outlet in KC is on Front Street, not too far from the Isle of Capri casino. I've also seen scratch/dent models at their regular retail stores (just not the same selection).

Bwana
09-22-2009, 02:28 PM
Head down in the hood and ask for this dude! He is having a sweet sale. :)

http://binside.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834fd7f7353ef01156fc13e1a970b-400wi

gblowfish
09-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Here in KC the Sears Outlet store on Front Street can have some decent buys.
Nebraska Furniture Mart has pretty good prices too.
Lowe's has good no interest financing if you need that kind of thing.

ArrowheadHawk
09-22-2009, 03:26 PM
Nebraska Furniture Mart. They give some great deals.

This.

Delano
09-22-2009, 03:28 PM
Thx FAX. I don't live in KC, but will check around.
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Smaller town Sears stores often put their damaged goods on the sales floor and sell them at a reduced price. Or you can ask a salesperson.

BWillie
09-22-2009, 04:22 PM
Craigslist

Herzig
09-22-2009, 05:25 PM
Lowe's. We got our Frig on clearance for 30% off and then used a 10% off moving coupon. You can apply for them online then they mail them to you. You can also buy 10% off coupons for Lowes and Home Depot on Ebay. We got like a $1400 frig for $878 about 2 months ago when Lowe's had their 4th of July sale. Perfect! Also, they deliver for FREE.

redsurfer11
09-22-2009, 06:38 PM
Do not buy MAYTAG or any company associated with them. They will die or be recalled within 3 years. Home Depot or Lowes 10% coupons will be accepted by either company. Do not buy coupons from Internet. Go to HD's or Lowes websites and apply for one, they'll mail one in a few weeks. Both HD and Lowes sometimes give 10% to Military.Call the store and ask for the store manager, ask about 10% for Military personel. Good Luck.

ILChief
09-22-2009, 08:08 PM
We bought all ours for the new house at Sears. They were clearing out the previous years models and we got good deals.

Fairplay
10-31-2009, 04:23 PM
Sears has a good deal going on now.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/c_10153_12605_Appliances_Washers+%26+Dryers

20 percent off Kenmore brand appliances.

However around Thanksgiving they might have even better prices then this if you are in the market.

Baby Lee
10-31-2009, 05:18 PM
Dunno why, but major appliances are the one purchase my family has a tradition of buying local. McCaughey's in Shawnee for my parents and grandparents, Geodekers for me.

I wouldn't be Sears averse, particularly if you can find an outlet store with closeouts. The one down Gravois Bluffs way has tons of primo stuff at good prices.

vailpass
10-31-2009, 05:33 PM
Funny you should ask....We have always bought our appliances at Sears, from the day we started our married lives together.

A little while ago it was time for new stove & fridge. I told the wife to explore some of the appliances she had seen in neighbor's homes, magazines, etc.
She went to a place called Euro Dream Kitchens (yeah I know) in Scottsdale. Bought Bosch dishwasher and fridge and Thermador ovens. Shiny and sleek looking. Cost was many times that of our Kenmore and GE appliances.

Very recently she said to me "I'm glad we did this because now I know that you don't get any more for all the extra money. We're going back to Sears."
My wife is all good.

Summary: At least one woman who has shopped around goes with Sears and Kemore.

memyselfI
10-31-2009, 05:44 PM
Sams Club and Costco often have some great deals.

Bwana
10-31-2009, 05:52 PM
Not really sure on where but I would caution you to hold on that this fall the "Cash for Appliances" will start up. You could get a $300 rebate on appliance purchases. Take the money like BRC, we don't care - we only worked for it...

Exactly! Barry is going to open the tax payer’s wallets again, so you should hold off if you can.<O:p

Pioli Zombie
10-31-2009, 05:54 PM
Auchwitz. The Germans are very efficient.
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RedandGold
10-31-2009, 05:54 PM
Lowe's is very tough to beat for appliances. Their everyday prices are competitive, and you can't beat them when they have a sale. We got our fridge back in July when they were having a 20% off Energy Star appliance sale, and for the money, there wasn't anyone close. In fact, it sounds like we got the same deal on the Frigidaire Gallery that Herzig did.

I wouldn't waste my time with Sears unless you were set on matching up with existing Kenmore appliances. They have a REALLY bad habit of over-inflating their regular prices, and then having something like a 30% off sale. I know that in the case of the refrigerator, we shopped several brands, and the sale price at Sears for a GE Profile was still $500 higher than the same model at Lowe's. In addition, you still have to pay to have it delivered.

With Lowe's, you get free next-day delivery and haul-off of your existing appliance. You can also get great deals on their "scratch and dent" appliances and special order returns when they have them available. About a year ago, we got a "scratch and dent" Samsung washer that was originally $1100+ for $599.

vailpass
10-31-2009, 06:04 PM
Lowe's is very tough to beat for appliances. Their everyday prices are competitive, and you can't beat them when they have a sale. We got our fridge back in July when they were having a 20% off Energy Star appliance sale, and for the money, there wasn't anyone close. In fact, it sounds like we got the same deal on the Frigidaire Gallery that Herzig did.

I wouldn't waste my time with Sears unless you were set on matching up with existing Kenmore appliances. They have a REALLY bad habit of over-inflating their regular prices, and then having something like a 30% off sale. I know that in the case of the refrigerator, we shopped several brands, and the sale price at Sears for a GE Profile was still $500 higher than the same model at Lowe's. In addition, you still have to pay to have it delivered.

With Lowe's, you get free next-day delivery and haul-off of your existing appliance. You can also get great deals on their "scratch and dent" appliances and special order returns when they have them available. About a year ago, we got a "scratch and dent" Samsung washer that was originally $1100+ for $599.

I never much cared for the warehouse feeling of home depot and lowes. I'll buy tools there but appliances seem out of place in that setting. Do they have knowledgeable and available customer service people?

Coach
10-31-2009, 06:16 PM
Do not buy a Haier, especially if it's a fridge.

Guarenteed piece of shit.

RedandGold
11-01-2009, 07:46 AM
I never much cared for the warehouse feeling of home depot and lowes. I'll buy tools there but appliances seem out of place in that setting. Do they have knowledgeable and available customer service people?

Our local Lowe's actually had very knowledgeable people in the appliance area. I'm sure that varies by location, but we were very pleased. They were definitely better (and less pushy) than the people at Sears.

Home Depot, on the other hand, did not have very good people in the appliance section of our local store. There, it seemed like the appliance section was an afterthought where at Lowe's, it was more of a major part of their business.

DaFace
11-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Our local Lowe's actually had very knowledgeable people in the appliance area. I'm sure that varies by location, but we were very pleased. They were definitely better (and less pushy) than the people at Sears.

Home Depot, on the other hand, did not have very good people in the appliance section of our local store. There, it seemed like the appliance section was an afterthought where at Lowe's, it was more of a major part of their business.

I'd agree with this. I haven't done a ton of appliance shopping, but we looked for dishwashers at Home Depot and Sears and were unimpressed with Home Depot. The appliance section is just shoved in the back of the store, and we had to go hunt for someone to help. Lowes, on the other hand, had the appliances right in front, and someone was there to help us pretty quickly.

Hog Farmer
11-01-2009, 08:44 AM
Check your local county dump. A lot of those appliances you'll find there actually work or just need a switch or something.

Buehler445
11-01-2009, 08:51 AM
We actually ended up buying local. We shopped around and the local guy was able to match price and offer free delivery and install.

wutamess
11-01-2009, 12:52 PM
Nebraska Furniture Mart clearance section always have hell deals.
Scratch and dent stuff us usually really good and the prices are usually GREAT!

chief52
11-01-2009, 12:57 PM
[QUOTE=Buehler445;6224091]We actually ended up buying local. We shopped around and the local guy was able to match price and offer free delivery and install.[/QUOTE

I am out here in CA., but that is exactly what I found as well. Went to a local shop for a new refrigerator and they had the same price as the the big stores only much better service. The new one would not arrive for 2 weeks, so they brought out a "loaner" and took my old one in. When the new one arrives they will bring it out and install it and pick up there loaner. I am happy I bought local.

vailpass
11-01-2009, 01:16 PM
Our local Lowe's actually had very knowledgeable people in the appliance area. I'm sure that varies by location, but we were very pleased. They were definitely better (and less pushy) than the people at Sears.

Home Depot, on the other hand, did not have very good people in the appliance section of our local store. There, it seemed like the appliance section was an afterthought where at Lowe's, it was more of a major part of their business.

That's great, sounds like you had a good experience. Out here in Phoenix, land of the strip mall and mega-store that doesn't seem to be the case. In a city of over 4 million people the service thing sometimes gets lost. For that matter so does the english speaking clerk.
Then again I'm kind of set in my ways. I'll pay more for ease and convenience.