Best Appliance Deals This Summer
The Consumer reports appliance rating is perhaps the most robust and through of any such metric on the market today. It can leap you to the top performing appliances on the market without fail. These most of the time refer to your dishwasher and refrigerator. Their reliability and charts are second to none all the while they aim to help you find the brands that are least likely to break down which is the biggest thing in my opinion, because who gives a damn how good your washing machine is if it breaks down after only a couple of uses. So lets face it we can go around and figure out exactly what is the best product for you and your family to buy, but if you do not make the right decision on where to buy it from you could be looking at some big time dollar losses, I’m talking in the hundreds and no one wants that, no matter how rich you are because you feel as if you are getting duped.
To guide you in this decision making process the National Research Center asked about 56 thousand subscribers about their experience purchasing more than 80 thousand major and small home appliances from the fall of 2014 through the fall of 2015. This is without doubt the most robust sample size of this kind. The survey found lots of insightful things and looking into the major home centers like Lowe’s Home Depot and Sears which did the most business in 2015.
What they found is that for the most part everything is negotiable and when it comes to buying your next home appliance haggling pays of. In the minds of most consumers it doesn’t seem like this could be the case, and as we found just about 14 percent of all appliance buyers tried to negotiate a better price with their purchase. Among these major appliance shoppers who did in fact haggle those who succeeded saved an average of about 120 dollars. Simply asking for a better price will likely get you one. So seize the day and although it can be awkward you should just go for it and get the deal you want.
Another important finding was that although the big box stores ranked in the lions share of the more than 27 billion dollar a year industry of appliance sales from 2015, mom and pop stores haven’t disappeared entirely. They are still a great way to go if you are trying to look for a more hands on shopping experience. From start to finish. And they are willing to negotiate more easily because they are in a position where they are more closely aware of how things work and what to expect if they do or do not give it to you at the price described.
Finally one thing that was pretty surprising was that you should consider skipping the extended warranty. We’ve all been there and we don’t want to be in no mans land when it comes to a broken appliance but the studies show is that you are not actually going to benefit from the investment.