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Old 01-10-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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We are in California and need to get a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and gas range.
Where should we go to get the best price? We want to get something decent, but can't afford the really expensive stuff.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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We hit up Lowes when they had 10% off Engery star and then used another 10% off coupon we got in the mail (I think you can get them in the Change Address Packet from the Post Office). So pretty much got 20% off everything except the range (got 10% off of it).

Sears had some 20% off sales but their original prices are marked up high to begin with and I hate those games.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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Check our your local independent dealers first, they are your neighbors and they may be able to work a competitive deal with you.
If that doesn't pan out, or you have no independent retailers left due to the invasion of the big boxes, well, then try Sears.
They have price matching and service that you can actually get and trust, plus decent repair service if ever needed.
Unlike Lowe's or Home Depot, Sears has been around forever and they are better at all of it than those guys.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Best thing to do is do what we did. Decided on what brand and model you want, hopefully one at home depot. Then go everywhere around you that sales them to and ask them for their best price, let them know your shopping around and they will go lower! Then after you get the best price take it to the Home depot and they will give you 10% off that price because of their price match guarantee. The lowest price for the dishwasher might be at Sears, the fridge at Lowels, etc.. But make sure you have everything is writing. You can save a lot if your willing to put in the work. The dishwasher we bought is now on clearance for $100 more then what we ended up getting it for. :-) Also its always good to play nice! Oh and we bought LG, and love them!
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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If there is a Sear's Outlet in your area check them out. Where I live they are consistently the lowest for appliances.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:05 AM
 
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If there is a Sear's Outlet in your area check them out. Where I live they are consistently the lowest for appliances.
Over the holidays I visit a couple that just bought their first home... they bought everything at Sears Dented/Damaged outlet in San Leandro for under $1000

Washer, Dryer, Range and Refrigerator
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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We recently replaced a gas dryer. We had coupons for Home Depot and Lowes (they will honor each others coupons by the way) and went shopping.

What we found shopping was that all of the stores carry the same brands, but they have slightly different model numbers, so its very hard to price shop apple to apples. We went to Sears too, as well as HH Gregg.

We found that all of the stores have a price match. We ended up going with HH Gregg because they also had an in-store special that dropped the price even more.

Our search was hampered a little because gas dryers are not very common here. We had specific features in mind, and that limited our selection to just a couple brands.

We did try the local appliance store, but they didn't have one with the features we wanted on the floor.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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Weirdly enough, I have bought a bunch of appliances these past couple years, from Home Depot. I've run across a couple guys in the appliance department who know I'm serious when I say what I'm looking for. In addition to my own home, I have rental property, so they know that I am going to buy if they give me the deal I want.

They price-match, then beat the prices of their competitors.

For instance, a couple months ago I bought a new GE 18.4 cf refrigerator for $350.00. It was $150.00 cheaper than I could find it anywhere else.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Best Buy - they will give you 10% just for asking...at least that has been our experience. Really do your own checking - sometimes locally owned stores will have good deals. Also, when you are purchased several appliances, stores, both small and large will give you a discount if you ask.
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