Tips on buying new appliances
1. Avoid the impulse buy
If your particular purchase isn’t urgent, don’t rush out and get the first one you see. Make a list of your priority features such as energy efficiency and functionality, and buy based on those features. Pick an appliance that combines quality with value for money before choosing one based on its appearance.
2. Learn from other people’s mistakes
Nobody wants to spend up big on a brand new appliance only to learn that it’s a bad make or model and will constantly cause you grief or cost you more in the long run.
Before buying any major product or appliance always look online for sites such as Product Review where everyday Australians submit all types of honest feedback about their recent purchases so you can make an educated decision.
3. Measure every dimension
Many people fail to measure up before making their major purchase! At the end of the day if it’s not going to fit in the designated spot it’s going (or make it there via your narrow staircase or hallway), it’s not the appliance for you.
4. Prepare for repair
If you go for an uncommon or extremely high-end brand, chances are it will cost you an arm and a leg should you ever need to have it serviced, or repaired with new parts. Research the brand in terms of repairs and servicing in your area to feel confident the appliance will be easy and cost effective to maintain over time.
The four tips above, although very simple, are incredibly important to follow while you’re in the process of looking for new appliances.
You can save yourself from a lot of distress, and save money by researching goods and appliances before you make the purchase.
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