Tips on Shopping for Appliances

If you’re looking for quality appliances in Mississauga area, then you know how difficult it can be to find what you’re looking for. Although there are many places you could buy appliances in the area from, some of them leave a lot to be desired. Here are some tips to help make the entire shopping experience easier.

– Customer review – Talk to the people you know who have purchased an appliance recently, especially if they bought the same kind of appliance you are now trying to buy. They can give you some ideas about where to start looking.

– Check product survey – Spend some time on the phone and the web before you even leave the house. A recent survey conducted by Consumer Reports found that about 30 percent of those who bought appliances looked up advice on the websites of retailers before they bought. Out of those who did their research first, 75 percent of them found that spending time on a retailer’s website first was helpful. Almost 80 percent of those who called the retailer to ask questions first felt like it was definitely worth their time to do so.

– Check the details of the appliance – Check to see which way the doors open before you buy any appliance. Most appliances can open on either the right or the left, and in the case of refrigerators, some even open from both sides. One of the most annoying things you will find when an appliance arrives is that it opens from the wrong side. Think about how your home and your space are laid out before you buy the appliance.

– Measure the appliance – Do your measurements accurately and carefully, including measuring the appliance itself. Most appliances do list their size, but you should perform your own measurements to ensure that they will fit properly. Some measurements given by manufacturers may not take into account the thickness of the door. And don’t forget to measure how far the door opens so that you know if you will even be able to open it in the space you have allotted for the appliance.

– Arm yourself with ads for various appliances while you shop – It won’t take long for you to get confused about which retailers are offering certain prices on various models. By arming yourself with ads from various retailers, you will not only be able to keep track of the prices they are offering, but also possibly use those ads in your price negotiations if needed.

– Ask the retailers – When you visit the retailers, ask if they offer extras like free delivery and hookup. These extras will help immensely and could even tip the scales in favor of one retailer over another.

– Special offers – Sometimes you can save money by purchasing more than one appliance or combining special offers from both the manufacturer of the appliance and the retailer who sells it.

– Certain times of the year – Try to make your appliance purchases at certain times of the year. They often go on sale right before and after the winter holidays. Also the fall is often a great time to find sales as manufacturers close out the current model.

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