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Where is the best place to buy a new appliance?

If you are in the market to purchase major home appliances, getting started can be a daunting prospect.There are many options available when it comes to purchasing an appliance, so where do you start? You may be tempted to go to one of the big box stores because it seems like they will be able to give you the best price, but that is actually no longer the case. Independent local appliance dealers have been banding together into strategic buying groups to allow them to purchase large amounts of product and obtain bulk pricing. By doing this these smaller retailers can match or beat the pricing of the big box stores. The added benefit that these stores enjoy is that because they specialize in appliances they can give you a better selection, and because they are familiar with the appliance industry they can guide you to the appropriate appliance for your needs and avoid common delivery and installation issues. The customer service at a local dealer is typically better as well when it comes to appliance delivery and installation. When looking at reviews for big box stores remember that you are buying appliances, which are a large purchase. Reviews from customers who bought light bulbs, paint, or lumber are not relevant to the large purchase you making. Reviews for specialty retailers are far more relevant because appliances are all they do. We took the time to filter through the reviews for popular big box stores and give them a rating based on appliance delivery and installation specific reviews, so check out our reviews section if you want to see how the big box stores really stack up to independent retailers.

So remember that there are a lot of factors to consider when purchasing appliances, but the advantages of a local specialty store are hard to beat. Visit our preferred dealer locator to see options in your area, and if you let us know in the comments of any dealers that you think are worthy of being featured.

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