When is the best time to buy a new appliance? There are many good answers to that question. Consider your motivations, your current financial state, and whatever sales are happening before you shop.
When you have the money
Do some price comparison and figure out what an average price is for the appliance you want to buy. Start saving up that money, as best you can. Ideally, you will be able to slowly save up for a new appliance before the current one breaks.
What if your refrigerator has already “died”? You might have to buy a new one with your credit card. This is especially true if your fridge is full of food from a fresh trip to the grocery store. Wait too long, and the food will rot.
When there is a holiday
Stores that sell large appliances often have sales during holidays. If the holiday comes with a three-day weekend, or a random day off of work – there will be an appliance sale happening. Some of the best times to buy appliances include: President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July.
When the month is about to end
Have you ever worked in retail? If so, then you are aware that the end of the month is a stressful time when stores rush to fulfill their quotas. Managers will push workers to make more sales before the month ends.
Visit a store that sells appliances a few days before the end of the month. You are in the best position to try and negotiate for a lower price on the appliance you want to buy.
When the store is closing
When Sears closed its stores, shoppers came to get great deals on appliances. J.C. Penney recently made the decision to stop selling appliances – and is in the process of some stores. Customers can expect big discounts on appliances when stores are closing.