Shopping for appliances can be a very stressful experience. There are two circumstances that most peoplego shopping for something big like this. The first is when the old one breaks, which you probably weren’t prepared for and might not have all of the money saved up for a new one. The other time people go shopping for major appliances is when the entire room is being remodeled and tons of money is already being spent on everything else. In either of these cases it’s important to do everything possible to save money, and in this post I’ll give you some tips for doing just that.
The simplest way to save some money on your new appliances is to either research prices, or shop somewhere that does price matching. Price matching is a great way to save money because the retailer will lower their price to match a different retailer’s lowest price. This makes sure that you are spending as little as possible on the appliance that you want, without having to do all of the research yourself.
Should you choose to do the research yourself, or buy the appliance online, be ready for some heavy internet browsing. One of the easiest ways to do this is to open up all of the different major retailer’s websites in different tabs in your browser. To open a new tab in your browser, the keystroke is usually CTRL+T. From there you can easily jump back and forth between them all to easily compare prices.
Rebates are another great way to save some money. This doesn’t help right away, but getting some cash back a few weeks from now is very nice. Most rebates on appliances are through the Energy Star program, which give you some money for buying the most energy efficient appliances. You win twice when you do this because you get the rebate, then you save money on utilities for the life of the appliance.
Saving money on new appliances is not tough to do, which is great when you factor in all of the other stressful things that are going on at the same time. The key is to start by finding the appliance that you want at the lowest price by searching through all of the retailers, then getting the one that pays you back a nice rebate. This will work for nearly every appliance, and helps your wallet and the planet at the same time!