When you’re in the market for a new appliance, the most frugal way to acquire one that runs well and doesn’t break the bank is to look for used, refurbished, or not-perfect appliances from a reputable local dealer. Finding a reputable seller of used appliances is a trusted source of quality merchandise you can depend on.

Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of purchasing used appliances and how to find the right one for you.

What to Know When Shopping for Used Appliances

Below are 4 key points to used appliances shopping. You can shop confidently, knowing you are savvy and aware of what to look for.

Why Buy Used Appliances?

There are some advantages to buying your appliances used.

  • Appliances depreciate quickly, so the price point on a high-quality unit at local used appliance stores is much more affordable.
  • Many of these “used” appliances aren’t even really used- sometimes, they have blemishes (read: superficial ding) that knock the price down hundreds of dollars!

The key: buy from a trusted seller. A reputable appliance dealer is worth their weight in gold- they will guide you to what you need and will be straightforward about the dependability and expected lifespan of your chosen appliance.

Best Appliances to Buy Used

The high-ticket appliances we use the most are fantastic finds at a used appliances dealer. When you visit a used appliance reseller that has a respectable reputation, you can rest assured that you’ll find a pleasing array of these appliances to choose from.

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Some used appliances will have insignificant surface blemishes, and some will be discards that previous owners didn’t bother to service and repair. Once a knowledgeable repair technician fixes the appliance and gives it a little TLC, it runs like a champ!

Reputable local resellers WANT you to walk away happy and confident in the appliance you are taking home. Some of the best appliances to buy used are:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ovens
  • Washers
  • Dryers

What to Avoid When Shopping

Do not shop online. Save the online shopping for finding a good reseller with a great reputation, then visit their used or refurbished appliances store. Forget Craigslist, garage sales, or other venues that you can’t trust have your best interest in mind.

At a trusted reseller, some appliances will have a warranty available, and the appliance dealer will have service professionals you can call if there is any unforeseen problem once you leave the location. Tips:

  • Know what appliance features you want
  • Measure your space
  • Know your price point
  • Decide on style

How to Find a Reputable Local Seller

Look for dealers that have positive reviews- preferably several of them. Determine how long the seller has been in business, as this alone is a good indication of success and happy customers.

Does your current appliance just need a little TLC and repair instead of purchasing used? Contact Just-In Time Appliance Repair for professional, expert appliance repair.

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Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Justin attends various training programs throughout the year to keep his skills sharp.

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