Tips for getting the best deals on appliance purchases
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For years, your washing machine's been noisy and vibrates almost uncontrollably. However, any sales or repair person will tell you that they don't make them like they used to! Finally, facing a $300 repair, you decide it's time to purchase a new washing machine, but which one should you buy? Here are some tips to help you decide.Buying a Kitchen Stove
Do you want to find great deals on brand new major appliances? Try scratch and dent sales. Here is how to first find a store that sells scratch and dent and then find an appliance with flaws that won't affect your use.7 Essential Appliances
Become more self-sufficient at home with a few basic household tools for your kitchen and home, and you'll notice savings over time. You'll find yourself eating better. And the kids can join in for an evening of fun.
Are Used Appliances a Good Deal?
If you are trying to save on appliances, what is the better deal, buying higher-end used appliances or buying low-end new appliances? And when buying used, where can you find the best deals on the best quality appliances?Buying a Washer and Dryer
I know to look for scratch and dent pieces, overstocks, energy ratings, and so on when buying a washer and dryer. What else should I look for? What would you look for in a washer and dryer set?Time to Go Appliance Shopping?
If you've had your refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer since before your teenagers were in diapers, those old appliances may be wasting your hard-earned money. Saving money and energy may be easier than you think.Clothes Dryer Power Cords
If your existing power cord is frayed, missing insulation, or otherwise damaged, by all means replace it. Saving money is your goal, but not at the risk of burning down the house or receiving a potentially lethal electrical shockTips for Shopping for a Wringer Washer
Maytag is the name to look for if you decide to go scrounging around garage sales looking for a used one. Sometimes, depending on the area you're in, you can find a wringer washer in the back room of a used appliance dealer.Buying Used Canning Equipment
Whether you're looking for used canning jars, used canners or other second hand canning equipment, know what to look for or you'll be wasting time and money buying inferior or even dangerous equipment.Lemon Laws and Appliances
What rights do I have as a consumer? I have just called for the sixth repair on my Maytag washing machine in less than three years. Consumer rights vary from state to state, but many have a "lemon" law. Check with your State Department of Consumer Protection to see what laws your state has and how to get help. They will investigate and help you solve the problem, but be aware that they can be very slow.Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless (on-demand) water heaters save money because they have more efficient burners and don't waste energy keeping a large tank of water hot when you're not using it. They also provide endless hot water (no cold showers), take up a quarter of the space, never leak, and last twice as long as regular tank water heaters.Choosing a Space Heater
I was wondering if anyone can give some advice on which space heater is the best choice to reduce heating bills. What do you watch for? Are they expensive on electricity to run? Is it worth purchasing one?
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