Buying appliances doesn’t come cheap, but there are ways that you can minimize costs. If you’re moving into a new home and trying to stick to a strict budget, there are some tips and tricks you can use to save some money. In this blog, we go through some of our top tips.
1. Buy second-hand appliances
Just because you’re moving into a new home, doesn’t mean that you have to splurge on brand new appliances. In fact, most of the time you can get a better deal buying second-hand models. Whether they’re being sold by someone else or you’re looking to buy them off an auction site, it’s always worth checking out your local listings.
2. Ask for appliances with scratches and dents
A small scratch or dent could save you big bucks on an appliance purchase. Most major appliance dealers have a small stock of appliances that have sustained some minor scratches and dents. If a superficial flaw doesn’t bother you, scratch and dent appliances are a great money saver. Before you purchase, make sure the damage doesn’t affect the performance of the appliance and that the warranty still applies.
3. Purchase in bulk
If you’re looking to purchase in bulk, look into wholesalers and dealers who are willing to work on discounts. They often offer better deals than buying a few appliances individually. Just make sure that you’re getting a good enough deal before you agree to buy, which is why you should always do your research before heading into a store! Get a few prices from competitors, learn how to negotiate and ask if they can price match.
4. Shop online
If you’re looking to get kitchen appliances, then shopping online is a great way to get some savings. There are lots of selling sites like eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist where you can pick up discounted appliances that might be in need of repair. You can then either fix these yourself or find a local service provider who will fix them for you.
5. Focus on what you need only
It’s easy to get carried away when shopping for appliances. However, if you don’t need or have enough space in your home, then try to focus on the basics. You don’t need a top of the range oven if you’re never going to use it. This will be a key tip when moving into smaller homes where you need to be practical with your appliance purchases.
Buying appliances can be expensive, but these tips will help you save money when moving into a new home!