Saving the Pennies When Buying Appliances

AppliancesYou’ve just spent the bulk of your budget buying the home of your dreams and in simple terms, you’ve barely got enough money left to put dinner on the table. Perhaps more importantly at this stage, you also have very little finance to put towards those necessary appliances. We’re talking about fridges, cookers, dishwashers and practically every other device you find in the kitchen.

A look around the electrical shop is demoralising at best. It’s full of big brands, with huge price tags. However, there are ways to save money when purchasing major appliances and through the remainder of this article, we’ll take a look at some of them.

NEVER opt for the additional insurance
If you are going for the new purchase, always reject the offer of additional insurance as soon as it hits you in the face. Every new appliance you purchase will be accompanied by a warranty anyway, with a lot of these now stretching up to five years. Additionally, there are a lot more third party appliance repair services that can be found and when you compare the one-off cost of this, compared with years of monthly insurance payments, there really is no comparison.

Don’t fall for the impulse purchase
Just like every industry, there are some appliances that arrive with countless bells and whistles. We’re not going to delve into each and every one of them here, but some are just good enough to make you pull out your wallet on first sight. Resist the urge, and put your situation into perspective.

You don’t have to purchase everything brand-spanking new
Used appliances should always be considered as well. Admittedly, there are some types that you should always buy brand new, but there are many that are perfectly to fine to purchase second-hand. Fridges and freezers generally fall into this category and it goes without saying that you will slash the purchase price considerably – as long as you perform sufficient due diligence whilst inspecting the product.

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