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Appliances are major purchases for most families in Lansing. But who says that a new refrigerator or washer/dryer has to break the bank? Check out these money-saving tips from Lane’s Appliance Repair! 

Avoid waiting for seasonal sales

Every Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Black Friday, we’re bombarded with advertisements for appliance sales. But are these really the best times of the year to purchase your appliances? The short answer is no. As you can see in this article from The Washington Post, mystery shoppers found that the sales prices on home appliances are pretty much identical to the usual prices. So avoid holding off on buying a new oven or microwave just because you’re waiting for the next big “sale” — begin shopping when you’re ready to buy.

Obtain quotes via email 

It’s always a good idea to shop around when buying home appliances. That said, you don’t necessarily have to walk into a bunch of stores and deal with the runaround from multiple salespeople. Once you have a wish list of appliances, start emailing the stores and asking for quotes. Taking this approach not only saves you time, but it also forces stores to compete for your business.

Bundle

Perhaps you’re updating your kitchen and need to purchase a new dishwasher, oven, microwave, and stove. On the other hand, it could be that you’re moving into a brand-new house and are starting to look for washers and dryers. Whatever your situation, just know that bundling your appliances can be a huge money-saver. In fact, according to the previously referenced article from The Washington Post, buying three or more appliances from the same store could shave up to 20% off the total cost.

Buy used 

“You get what you pay for.” It’s a phrase that we’re guessing you’ve heard a time or two. Yet when it comes to this industry, a slightly scratched or dented appliance doesn’t indicate a lack of functionality or quality. The reality is that buying used appliances can save you hundreds of dollars or more on your purchase. Just be sure to buy from a store that sells refurbished products with warranties as opposed to sites such as Craigslist or eBay.

Opt for repair over replacement whenever possible

You can use all four of the aforementioned tips and still end up paying a pretty penny for your appliances. That’s why it’s important to properly care for your appliances. Take the time to read through user guides and have customer service numbers handy in the event you need them.

Have you thought about what you’re going to do when your appliance stops working the way it should? While your first thought may be to look up how-to videos and attempt to fix the appliance yourself, we suggest leaving the job in the hands of a professional.

This is where Lane’s Appliance Repair comes into play. With decades of combined experience, we pride ourselves in being Lansing’s choice for appliance repair service. Don’t make the mistake of replacing an appliance when all it needs is a simple repair!

Contact Lane’s Appliance Repair to ask about appliance repair service in Lansing.

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