Like other huge Big Box stores like Costco’s, Sears Home Depot Lowes Premier Appliance Store carries a huge collection of low priced Major Appliances. LG,SAMSUNG,FRIGIDAIRE,ELECTROLUX KITCHENAID,WHIRLPOOL,GE,GE MONOGRAM,VIKING,SUB-ZERO,BOSCH,FISHER & PAYKEL.
However, there are a few things to know in order to get yourself the best deals possible. In this article you’ll find information on what to look for when shopping scratch and dent as well as some tips to get yourself the best prices.
Scratch and Dent’ is the name commonly given to factory seconds that are sold through retailers. Factory seconds are typically have damaged or faulty in a minor way, usually cosmetic.
Since these products aren’t deemed to be in good enough condition to be sold as new they are instead discounted and sold through scratch and dent appliance or white good retailers.
The vast majority of Premier Appliance Stores scratch and dent appliances only have some form of cosmetic damage and all appliances are under manufacturer’s warranty. This is usually scratches in the paint, small dents or even just damaged packaging. However, some will have more major damage, such as broken shelves (in fridges), or missing parts.
It’s a good idea before you go shopping for factory second washers, dryers or stoves to set yourself a guideline for what sort of damage you are willing to accept and what sort of discount you are looking for.
You may be wondering whether having a damaged product is really worth it. Are the savings really enough? The good news is that often the answer is a resounding YES! Premier’s scratch and dent appliances can be up to 75% off the regular retail price, however discounts are usually in the 30-60% range, depending on the severity of the damage. 25% off a fridge for a slight scratch on the side can be a pretty good bargain, especially if that side is just going to be hidden against a wall anyway.
Although the discounts advertised on scratch and dent products can already seem like a good deal that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to save even more! It is quite possible to get an extra 5% or 10% off the retail price if you take the time to talk to customer service representatives. Premier’s staff are often quite happy to provide an extra discount if it will help move stock quickly. They are usually authorized to give a small discount on the spot without needing to ask a manager as well. In order to get these discounts there are a few things you should do:
1. Ask! You are never going to have a chance at an extra discount if you are too afraid to ask for it.
2. Inspect for more damage than is listed. Sometimes staff might have missed an extra scratch or dent when inspecting the damaged unit.
3. Buy multiple items at once. If you buy your washer, dryer, stove and other appliances all in the one place staff can sometimes be convinced to provide an overall discount on the bundle. Having fewer but larger sales saves the business money in the long run so retailers are often happy to encourage this.