New appliances don’t come cheap. Stocking a kitchen with completely new appliances could end up costing your hundreds or even thousands of dollars.According to Forbes, the average kitchen remodel costs $20,000. If you want to keep prices down, one good idea is to buy your counter top appliances used. Below are four places you can find excellent deals.
One of the best places to purchase used counter top appliances for your kitchen is eBay. According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, eBay had revenues of over $8.59 billion in 2015. It is one of the largest retailers on Earth, and it primarily deals in used goods.
Since sellers from all over the world can place items up for auction, you are far more likely to find the used countertop appliances you are looking for in the best condition possible. If you don’t like bidding on items, you can also find plenty or reasonably priced appliances under the “Buy It Now” option.
Another great online option for shopping for used countertop appliances is Craigslist. Craigslist works like a digital version of the classifieds from newspapers. People using Craigslist’s services can put up ads for items they want to sell. You can also publish wanted ads for items you want to buy. This is a very efficient system for finding things you want.
You also don’t have to wait for the appliances to arrive in the mail. You can find ads for appliances in your area and pick them up yourself. If you don’t use much gas, this can certainly save of shipping costs.
A third digital option you may want to pursue is Overstock.com. This is an online retailer that sells company surplus and overstock. Yes, you may be able to find new countertop appliances at this store at a deeply discounted rate.
Overstock also sells appliances that were returned to the manufacturer and were never used or very lightly used. This is often referred to as buying refurbished. Refurbished appliances are often just as good as new. The main difference is you pay far less for them. Lastly, you can also purchase plenty of appliances from Overstock used at a very good price.
4. Resale Shops, Antique Stores and Garage Sales
While there are plenty of great internet options for finding the counter top appliances you need, you shouldn’t discount the idea of shopping offline either. Three places you should certainly look for great deals on used counter top appliances are at resale shops, antique stores and garage sales.
Purchasing used appliances in this manner does have some risk. However, you can avoid most of the risk by asking to test the appliances first to see if they are in good working order.