Lovely Christine writes:
My husband and I just bought a condo, and we knew that eventually we’d be replacing appliances, it turns out that for the washing machine eventually means sooner rather than later. Since the dryer is just as old, we figured that we’d just get a matching set and replace them both. The trick is, though, that the need to be stackable (but it seems like a lot more models are stackable now!).
It seems like Home Depot and Sears are always having deals for 10% or so off, which is great and all, but is that the best I can do? Are there magic tricks for getting good appliances for less money?
Up until today, my advice was going to be only: Fill out the “just moved” Lowes/Home Depot cards to get your 10% off coupon, or shop scratch-n-dent, or keep an eye on the Sears flyer. But then I read that government appliance rebates are coming, so now my advice is this: Wait a little bit, if you can. The new programs are expected to go into effect before the end of the year, and could mean big savings.