This post is brought to you by Philip Piletic.
Being a woman sometimes means keeping up with the latest fashion. But how about the latest fashion in kitchen appliances? We all want the newest and the latest. Many times that means sacrificing the budget and paying for items we often cannot afford. Without a second thought, these are the expenses we all dread about.
So, how to go on replacing kitchen appliances in a way that saves money? Fear not, I’m here to give you some tips on just about that!
Do a bit of research
Kitchen appliances cost a substantial amount of money. Before actually going out shopping, use the internet to do some research. A variety of brands with varying price ranges exist.
Some brands also offer special promotional packages. Pick the one that suits your budget and needs. It’s not like you are looking to buy or replace appliances every week. Spend some time looking out what features you need and which brands have it at a reasonable price.
Don’t be impulsive
You really don’t want a kitchen set like those seen on the big screens, so don’t be impulsive and rush for fancy high-end brands. Your wallet won’t be able to handle it. Also, try not to get overwhelmed with all the sparkling new things you see in the store. Keep a note to yourself “That’s not what I need and what I came here to buy”.
Focus on the kitchen appliance you need and the money you will be spending. Try to control the urges of purchasing anything and everything that has a sale sticker on it.
Don’t rush for the latest models
Do you really need the fanciest and latest model of the dishwasher with the extra feature? If you buy the previous model, it will save you more than a penny. Stores give discounted prices on the previous model – which are just as good as their newer counterparts. New models typically have the same features and functions with small added changes.
The appliance will still do its primary function even if you buy the previous models.
Keep your eyes open for the “Sale” sign
If you walk by any store, you will notice the “sale” sign more or less everywhere. Try buying your desired appliance on sale. It will not only save you money, but you might buy the desired brand that’s well within your budget. If it’s not on sale, ask the salesperson the possible date when it might go on sale. If you are in need of the appliance now, look for stores and retailers who are giving a deal.
Purchase a home warranty plan
This one is not typical but it’s one of the most useful ones. Remember that time your refrigerator broke? Next thing you know, you’re looking for a contractor to fix it, just to find out the repair is almost the price of a new one.
Well, with some of the cheapest home warranty plans you can save yourself from these expensive repairs and provide yourself with peace of mind every time something gets broken inside of your home or kitchen.
Shop for scratch or dents
Who knew a small dent could become your best friend? Scratched or dented appliances are offered at a super discounted price. Sometimes the outside packaging gets damaged but not the actual product.
The damages are purely cosmetic and barely noticeable. Inspect the dents and decide if you can live with it. Scratches or dents don’t affect the way the appliance works. Just make sure to check if the warranty is the same for both.
It is important not to forget that you’re looking for the best possible value for the money. You really don’t have to go for the cheap or off the shelf brands. Otherwise, you can end up with appliances that cause more costs in the long term. You want every penny spent to count and an appliance that makes you happy!
Good luck shopping!