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How to Purchase Kitchen Appliances When You’re Cheap

Dropping a few thousand dollars on appliances isn’t my favorite thing to do. I’m guessing you aren’t too thrilled about it either.

I love shiny new things when I can get them for less. With our HUGE farmhouse kitchen makeover, I was torn with spending money on new appliances.

There are ways my friend to get kitchen appliances cheap.

If you missed my story on my purchase of a new stainless steel stove for our kitchen makeover, head on over here and read it or pin it for later.

I hate spending money on things that cost a lot. It doesn’t come easy. So now show me a new piece of Home Decor, and we are talking.

( Okay, I really don’t like to not get a deal on that either)

Here is how all my other cheap shoppers can save money on  kitchen appliances

How to Purchase Kitchen Appliances When You're Cheap

Check Habitat For Humanity

I worked at Habitat for Humanity for a couple of years, and the Restores can get quite an amazing selection of appliances. All areas will be different, of course. A bigger population may get you better results. I would go to their website and check for your local store. 

Restores offer gently used items for a great price. All the money goes right back to Habitat for Humanity. Think of it as a thrift store Lowe’s or Home Depot.  If you have a good one, this could be your gold mine.

Many of the bigger Habitat organizations will post pictures on their Restore’s Facebook page. Buffalo, NY, is a great example of one. 

Check Craigslist

You never know who is putting what on there, right? People have purchased used kitchen appliances on the site. Just realize when you are buying used, you may not get every kitchen appliance to match.

How to Purchase Kitchen Appliances When You're Cheap

Wait for a Sale with a Buy More Save More

Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears frequently run sales called buy more save more. You may be thinking this sounds contradictory, BUT if you are planning on purchasing a new oven, microwave, fridge, or even dishwasher, these are the best sales when buying new.

The way it works is when you buy more items together, you get a higher dollar amount off. So it is ideal for topping this sale with a sale price on the item as well.


Check the Scratch and Dent Section at Your Local Home Store

I always check Lowe’s and Home Depot’s back sections for scratch and dent items. If you are willing to get a piece that isn’t in perfect condition, this is a great option to save.

You can even take it a step further and ask for a deeper discount. For example, I recently saw a scratch and dent section with a manufacturer’s warranty at Ollie’s.

Use a Rebate Form

Many energy-saving appliances offer rebates online. Rebates give you a certain dollar amount by check when you follow the purchase requirements. Head here to see if there are any rebates currently in your area.

How to Purchase Kitchen Appliances When You're Cheap


Price Match

Don’t forget to look at your local home store’s competitor and see who has a better price. Many stores’ price matches their competitor. Of course, you need to check their own website as well. Sometimes Lowe’s, for example, has a lower online price and will price match to their online price.


Check Facebook’s Online Selling Groups

It’s faster than wandering all day through yard sales, not to mention the time it takes to look up those yard sales. Most likely, people getting rid of a big item will post it online for a quicker sell.

Use Facebook’s search form for local groups in your area. Facebook has a marketplace which means you can now type in kitchen appliances, and pictures with prices show up!

I hope these tips will help you on your journey to saving money on your kitchen appliances. Whether they are new to you our brand new, saving money on everything we purchase is a good thing. Cheers to a new look in your kitchen as well.

Nothing makes a girl’s heart happier than a brand new kitchen.

By following these simple tips, you can easily buy the kitchen appliances you need without spending a fortune. Be sure to check Facebook’s Online Selling Groups, price match when possible, and look for scratch and dent items at your local home store.

You can also wait for a sale with a buy more save more deal, or check Craigslist for gently used appliances. With a little patience and creativity, you’ll be able to find what you need without breaking the bank.

How to Purchase Kitchen Appliances When You're Cheap

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Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Tasia, loved all this now to put it down and look at it daily, to keep me motivated. I am going to look through the masses of magazines i have that i have subscribed to and hardly read, to get some pictures for vision board. Definately the remainder of this year and into next year I will set goals and accomplish them.


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Loved this article. I believe if you pray and wait, that the right time and item will come up for sale or sometimes even free from a word of mouth for need or a want to buy. Deals are there to be had. I like checking out thrift type stores for items also.

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