Think us crazy, but during the Memorial Day weekend the hubs and I purchased ALL of the appliances for our new home, even though we haven’t broken ground yet! Before you start dialing the looney bin, let me explain why.
We’ve been researching appliances for a while and knew what we wanted and how much that was going to cost. Definitely more than the builder’s measly appliance allowance even for just the range, microwave and dishwasher. So when my now bargain-detecting trained husband discovered Best Buy was offering 10-30% off appliances for the holiday and would price match he started seriously crunching numbers cost comparing their prices against Home Depot’s, including the military discount.
So Saturday after leaving a movie he asked if I would mind making a ‘quick run to Best Buy’ since we were in the same shopping center. Already knowing what his intentions were, I noted that I was sure this was likely to be just the opposite of a quick trip, but agreed. Almost two hours later and two calls to the Best Buy credit center to work out the details, we are now owners of a complete LG suite of home appliances.
Thanks to the AWESOME holiday sale, their price match – including the military discount, and a friend who just happened to work at this store and worked some AH-MAZ-ING magic ;), we ended up saving around $2,000 and got 0% financing for 3 YEARS! Plus they will hold the items indefinitely without a fee until we are ready for them, then deliver and install them for free. And the warranties for each of the appliances, including the extended warranties we chose on the fridge and dishwasher (at 10% off) don’t start running until they are installed. To top it off the range we wanted was discontinued, so they sold us the new version for the old model price! That was a deal we just couldn’t pass up, knowing that we WILL be purchasing these items in the coming months one way or another. All this while earning enough rewards points to make the fancy new TV the hubby wants when we move affordable! Here’s what we got:
LG Ultra-Large Capacity French Door Fridge with Door-in-DoorLG 6.1 cu. ft Capacity Gas Double Oven RangeLG 1.8 cu. ft. Over the Range MicrowaveLG Fully Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack PlusLG 5.1 cu. ft. Mega Capacity TurboWash Washer with Steam TechnologyLG 9.0 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Dryer with Steam TechnologyYes we went fancy, but having lived with the annoying features of the appliances you are provided in military housing and our current rental (i.e. clothes eating washers, no space fridges and quirky stoves) we knew it was worth it to buy what we wanted from the get-go rather than settle for something less efficient only to end up replacing it sooner than necessary because we weren’t happy with the ‘bargain’ model. And because we purchased higher end items with great reviews they should last us a LONG time! I promise to do my own reviews once we’ve been using them for a while.
I wish we could start using them right away, but it will be nice to have them brand new in our home. Now that puny builder’s allowance for appliances can be used for something more important like covering the potential extra cost of drilling a well beyond their well depth allowance of 100′! We should be meeting with the builder this weekend to finalize our deal and once we do they have just 7 days to begin construction! I can’t wait to watch our home come together, board by board and am already envisioning our first Christmas there. Stay tuned for all the details and the thousands of pictures that will ensue!