You know the story. Suddenly your washing machine emits water all over your kitchen floor, leaving you with a gigantic mess that will consume a few hours of your time and money. To add insult to injury, purchasing a new one is far from cheap. Fortunately, your options are not limited to a single market. Instead of shopping for a brand new dishwasher, consider looking for something used. In addition to saving you money, there are a few other benefits that are often overlooked. So if you’re in the market for some major home appliances, here’s why it pays to go the used route.
Used Means Lower Prices
Shopping for new appliances means shopping within a preordained price range with little wiggle room. After all, the dealer needs to make their margin as well. Even when stores do discount new items, it’s usually only within a range of about 10 to 20 percent. On the other hand, buying used means you may be purchasing from someone who is open to negotiation. The best advice here is to start with a low suggestion and pay attention to how the seller responds. After a little back and forth you may be able to purchase an appliance for much less than you originally intended.
Sometimes Appliances Are Not Actually Used
In the world of retail, the word “used” has a broad definition. Most people assume it always means the product was pre-owned. However, it actually covers anything that did not sell directly from the stock room. Sometimes it could apply to a floor model, though it could also apply to a brand new appliance that was erroneously sold.
There Are Plenty Of Experts Willing To Lend A Hand
Just because you are shopping used does not mean you are on your own. Many dealers will gladly assist you with inspecting and evaluating the appliance in question, prior to purchasing, to make sure it suits your needs. What’s more, a specialist will likely divulge some of the pros and cons of the appliance, enabling you to make the most informed purchasing decision possible.
If you are currently in the market for major home appliances and are considering purchasing something used, give Another Riehl Treasure a call. As Portland’s premiere salvage and reclamation company, they know a thing or two about buying used. In addition to used appliances, they also specialize in reclaimed wood paneling. Their team of specialists will evaluate your specific situation and help you find the appliances that match the functionality and aesthetic you are looking for. Even better, you can have the peace of mind knowing that, with a single purchase, you are giving back to your community and helping the environment. Bring a little authenticity into your life today with Another Riehl Treasure.