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Have you ever thought back on all of the appliances you've purchased over your lifetime? At first, you might assume the number of appliances you've purchased is quite low. But if you stop to consider that even small appliances, like toasters and microwaves, count, then you'll realize the number is probably a lot higher. We depend on appliances to make our lives simpler, and many of us buy more appliances than we realize. As such, reading about appliance sales, which you can do right here on this blog, tends to be pretty eye-opening. Prepare to learn a lot about appliance sales.


How to Buy New Kitchen Appliances on a Budget

If you need new kitchen appliances but you have a tight budget, you may need to get creative with where you shop. High-end refrigerators with the latest technology are quite expensive, and even though they are tempting to buy, they can wreck a tight budget. A better option is to shop for used, scratch-and-dented, or discount appliances. Here are some considerations when buying an affordable refrigerator and stove.

Shop at a Used Appliance Store

Shopping at a store is often better than buying a used stove and refrigerator from a private seller. A store might offer a limited warranty so you can be sure the appliances work when you get them home. You'll save money when you buy used, but look the refrigerator and stove over closely so you get good value for your money. If you have to replace them in a matter of months, you'll spend double the money and not save any money as you intended.

Consider a Scratch-And-Dent Store

The appliances at a scratch-and-dent store might be a little beat up, but they're new. That means they'll probably last longer than a used refrigerator and stove. If you envision a refrigerator covered with dents and gouges, you don't have to worry about that. These are usually appliances with light scratches and mild dents. Sometimes the damage is even on the sides or back where it is not noticeable. Shopping in a scratch-and-dent store is a good way to get new appliances on a budget.

Try a Discount Outlet Store

If you live near an outlet store or a discount appliance store, you can often find good deals on refrigerators, ovens, washers, and dryers. You may need to shop around and compare prices. First, get full retail prices from a couple of stores so you know when you see a good bargain.

Also, don't forget about delivery fees. Some stores may offer free delivery, some may offer delivery for a reasonable fee, and others may charge such a high fee for delivery that it overshadows a low selling price.

Wait for Sales

If you need a new refrigerator and stove in a hurry, then you won't have time to wait around for a sale. If you can wait and watch for sales, you might find prices good enough that you can afford higher-quality appliances than you thought possible. However, don't let a good sale destroy your budget. Know your budget limit before you begin shopping and vow to stick to it, rather than buy more than you can afford and regret it later.