Washing Machine Shopping

Guide to buying your washer - where? how?

Our washing machine shopping guide will highlight the best places to go to buy your washing machine.

Whether you're a parent who is taking care of a household's worth of socks and underwear or you are a landlord who is looking to make your properties more attractive, there are plenty of reasons to make sure that you get a good washing machine.

A good washing machine can keep your labor down to a minimum as well as ensure that your clothes come out looking their best.

Therefore you want to be extra careful while shopping to make sure that you get the machine that is right for you.

If you take a look at all the places where you can get washing machines, you'll find that you have plenty of choices available to you.

Getting Good Deals

Keep a eye out for holiday sales (Veteran's Day, Lincoln's Birthday, the Friday after Thanksgiving) and make sure to watch your papers for clearance sales and other promotions. You'll find that you can save hundreds of dollars on new appliances in this way, but if you're not concerned about getting an immaculate washing machine, look for Scratch and Dent outlets. Similarly, you can ask the salesman if the floor model is available, as it will usually go for less money.


If you are after a wide selection and immediate price comparison, you will want to look online. All major manufacturers now have places where you can see their machines online and most of the time, they will be able to ship them right to your door.

Remember, however, that shipping, especially when it comes to something as large and heavy as a washing machine, can be quite pricey, so keep in mind that you will want to factor in that price.

The best places which also have home delivery if you go online are Sears, Best Buy and Lowes if you live in America. Also Appliance smart and Pacific Sales have a good selection – a good choice if one is near to you.

Large Appliance Stores

After you've done your research on the internet if buying one online is not for you why not go into the store and have a chat with the sales people. The first place that you usually think of when you go washing machine shopping are large appliance stores.

These are physical stores which sell washers right off of the floor. You'll be able to find options at any major department store as well as at any appliance store. Your get one brank new out of the box with a warranty too.

If you have the money to spend, this can be a great way to make sure that you get a great machine that will run exactly as it says it will. Just keep in mind that the selection, even at a major department store, may be somewhat limited.

Repair Shops

If you purchase your washing machine from a repair shop or used appliance store, you will definitely be getting a less expensive deal. These places are often used by landlords and rental companies to supply their locations, and you'll find that the machines that they offer are usually quite efficient; sometimes they only have visual imperfections rather than functional ones.

Do remember that you should trust your gut; if a dealer seems less than scrupulous, just go elsewhere! As with any other resource, ask your friends and neighbors for references. Word of mouth and reviews are still a great way to find good places to deal with. .

If you buy online you want to make sure that delivery is free. Even if you don't end up buying online, searching online for product specs and reviews is a great way to find the washing machine that will meet your needs.

When you are looking for a new washing machine, make sure to review your options and make a good choice. There are plenty of options open to you, so be certain to review them all!

We hope this guide makes your washing machine shopping that much easier.

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