Wondering when it’s the best time to buy your new kitchen appliance?
Buying new kitchen appliances is something people either love or hate.
No matter on which side you’re on, you will have to prepare yourself to go shopping again.
But how do you prepare yourself for appliance shopping?
Is there a best time to buy appliances, and what should you look for?
If these are some of the questions you’re asking yourself – you’re in the right place!
Down below, we’ll show you how to go appliance shopping and when is the best time to buy appliances, but we’ll also show you what some of the benefits are of buying your major appliances online, so keep on reading!
Tips – When is the Best Time to Buy Kitchen Appliances?
By far the best time to buy appliances is during the peak sales times of the year.
The best deal can be found in the time leading up to Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, Fourth of July, President’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and of course, Black Friday!
You’ll notice that most of these holidays end up being the time around September and October which lead up (and include) Labor Day weekend, Black Friday, and Christmas. September and October also happen to be great sales times for Summer related appliances such as ice cream makers, outdoor refrigerators, and mudroom types of compact washers and dryers.
These are the best months in which to buy home appliances. Retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot will have large appliances at deep discounts during this season.
Holiday weekends and the end of the month always tend to be good times for new appliances like washers, dryers, an air conditioner, or a new refrigerator. But it might take some negotiating to get the price down.
Most sellers usually offer hot discounts and other promos at such times that go a long way in reducing the financial burdens that buyers are bound to confront.
Each time a brand or a manufacturer introduces a new product in the market, it often comes with special offers on an older model in order to make room for the new one.
You may want to be on the lookout for a sale like this so you can decide to buy a new model dishwasher or save money by buying an older model.
All about the Holidays, but Summer, too!
In moments of extremely low demand like the middle of the year, prices of kitchen appliances tend to go down.
This is a typical seasonal sales slump that Amazon has decided to counteract by coming up with Amazon Prime Day in the summer.
If you can wait to shop for electronics or kitchen appliances until the summer, you’ll save a lot by buying them on Prime Day.
- January – President’s Day
- April – Easter
- May – Memorial Day
- July – Independence Day
- September – Labor Day
- November – Black Friday/Thanksgiving
- December – Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Is Buying Kitchen Appliances Online Worth It?
YES, it is! Below are some of the top benefits of making purchases via the online stores:
- Home Delivery
- Ability to compare prices and specifications
- It’s more convenient
- Ability to learn more about your specific product
- Ability to learn more about the products in general
Any order that is placed on Amazon will usually be delivered right to your doorstep in a matter of days.
No need to drive to different stores and choose from a limited selection of major appliances. You’re more likely to get the best price on an appliance if you go to an online marketplace like Amazon and browse through the hundreds of listings yourself.
Very few retailers will be able to offer you a price cut large enough at their physical store that matches the price of an appliance online.
Before placing an order, the online store gives you the ability to compare prices and specifications of various products. You get to know how the products measure up against key metrics and parameters and against other models. This way, you can get the best deal possible for what you want.
Can you really save by appliance shopping online?
Here at Easy Kitchen Appliances, we review and recommend products that are usually available online.
We don’t often review major appliances like a refrigerator, washer, dryer, or dishwasher. However, we do review a lot of smaller appliances and we can tell you that the sheer number of models available online is way more than any major stores (Like Lowe’s or Wal-Mart) will have in stock.
Not only will you find more models online, and more new models, you’ll find just about any appliance you can think of, and its price will probably be more competitive than you can find at any store.
Even with a Holiday sale, the sales price will probably be higher than online. Not always though, so it’s worth it to check both physical retailers and also online retailers, especially on purchases costing hundreds of dollars.
How to Find the Best Deals on Kitchen Appliances
The strategies below will help you to find the best deals on appliances for your kitchen!
Compare Prices and Specifications
Start by comparing the prices and the specifications of these items from numerous dealers. By doing that, you will be in the position to find the most affordable appliance and of the highest quality.
You can do this just by driving around to different retailers. However, read up online and make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for!
Time Your Purchase
Use the info at the beginning of this article to time your purchase (if you can wait).
For larger necessary purchases like dishwashers, a refrigerator, or an oven, you might not be able to wait for end-of-the-month sales or for the best months to buy an appliance. If that’s you, I recommend going to a store on a weekend and negotiating the best deal you can get for it.
Do not hesitate to negotiate and bargain extensively for a better deal. In reality, there’s a lot of wiggle room at physical stores when it comes to major appliances.
Sure, there’s no room to negotiate when you buy a blender off the shelf at Costco. But if you’re looking at a dishwasher at Home Depot and a sales associate comes to talk to you, make some friendly chit-chat, ask about the different models, and then ask them about sales or any other deals available.
You might be surprised just how much they can drop the price!
Should You Buy All Appliances You Need at Once?
Ideally, you should purchase all of them at once. There are several benefits you stand to get in doing things that way.
Discount for Bulk Appliance Purchases
Each time you purchase items in bulk, it’s entirely possible to get a discount. Many dealers in fact can even give you a 20% discount, which means you acquire the same goods at 80% of the actual value you would have bought them had you chosen to do so one at a time.
Lower Price per Appliance
A 20% total discount for 4 appliances means that you realized a 5% savings on each appliance. That’s a big deal! Not only are you more likely to save when you buy in bulk but just mentally it makes it easier to ask about a special sale deal when buying in bulk.
Convenience of Delivery
Who wants to take home numerous appliances? It might not be a big deal if all of your purchases can fit on your countertop. But if you bought two refrigerators (for the kitchen and for the basement), a dishwasher, and an oven, then how will you take them home?
Getting them delivered and many even professionally installed is the way to go.
And if you bought in bulk, you probably got a great price and you might have even been offered free delivery and installation.
What is the Best Month to Buy a Stove?
No, it’s not strange that you wondered what would be the best month to buy a stove. If you’re not in a rush, you’ll have plenty of time to make the decision.
This is one of the most common questions that we get.
Oftentimes a stove begins acting up and you can put off shopping for a replacement for a while.
Or, you might have an old stove that you just don’t really like and want a newer model appliance with more features.
By far the best month to purchase a stove is the period running from September and October. At this time, new models are often introduced into the market shortly before the upcoming winter months.
Also, their prices are comparatively cheaper as companies want to bring new models and then proceed to make room by having crazy sales on older models.
Wrapping up with the best time to buy your kitchen appliances
It’s super helpful to find and know the best time to buy appliances in order to benefit from great savings, getting more for your money, and generally getting the appliance you are looking for when you are looking for it.
We also recommend you prepare for your purchase in advance. Start by finding out the exact appliances you might need, draw up a budget plan, and then do your research and find the best appliances that fit your budget.
Of course, you should also decide o the timing of the year that you feel is likely to bring better options and deals (hint: Black Friday).