Buying new appliances can be great. Opening the box for the first time and enjoying a whiff of that “new fridge smell” can be extremely gratifying. However, if you’re on a tight budget, buying used can help you save thousands in costs, and you probably won’t notice any differences between new and used.
Not All Used Appliances Are “Used”
When you drive a new car off of the lot, it’s instantly considered “used.” The same goes for appliances. Many used appliances are actually showroom models at big-box stores with almost no signs of wear or hours of use. Once taken out of the box, they technically fall into the “used” category and are priced accordingly. Utilize this knowledge and visit your local appliance store and see what showroom models they have for sale.
Price Is Always Negotiable
Buying used gives you much more room to negotiate on the price. Typical home improvement stores have restrictions on how much they can cut the price. However, when dealing with a used appliance store or a private individual, you have more space to haggle on price so you can save even more than buying new.
Buying Big? Consider Buying Used
The best appliances to buy used are usually the big ones such as refrigerators, stovetops, and freezers. These appliances are built to last and won’t require much maintenance work over their lifetimes. People are willing to part with these because of aesthetic reasons during a kitchen remodel, or they want to upgrade to the latest and greatest versions. Take advantage of their remodel, and you should be able to save a pretty penny.
Hopefully, you found this guide useful and if you have any questions or would like to see our large selection of used appliances, feel free to give us a call!
kids are moving out to their own home…finally, they really need a washer/dryer for their first home. probably around $400 ??
I like how you point out that when you buy a used appliance, you are able to negotiate and haggle the price down. My husband and I are in need of a new fridge, and we are wondering whether to go with a new or used one. We will definitely be buying an appliance of the latter so that we can negotiate a lower price.