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5 Resources To Help You With Buying Appliances

July 25th, 2020 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

It’s a nice calm Saturday.

Perhaps, you are starting a project or need to replace an appliance.

Your calm will be tested, severely tested.

Looking for appliances now is pretty tough. Availability is the worst in my 34 years at Yale.

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COVID-19 has hit different parts of the appliance supply chain both at different times and simultaneously. Starting in China, then the Northeast, and now in the South, West, and Mexico where all the factories are.

So you will have problems.

However, there are some creative solutions. Rather than worry about the uncontrollable, let's creatively solve the problem.

There are five resources we have designed to help, and they are all free.

5 Resources To Help You With Buying Appliances

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1. Appliance Buying Guide: Just rewritten and is now 62 pages of brands, trends, reliability, and the answers to the ten most asked questions of appliance shoppers.

2. How To Buy Appliances In A Supply Crisis: In this article, you will learn the brands without supply as well as some alternates worth considering.

3. 6 Best Tips To Kitchen Planning And Remodeling: It was a webinar where we talked about how to start a project. I have remodeled two homes and two stores.

These are small wins you may want to emulate as well as big mistakes you don’t want to make. Yes, you can put a TV in your range hood.

4. How To Buy Appliances As A Builder: This was a real estate podcast. Normally I wouldn’t add this, but there were three questions about builders and about 40 on other appliances. You will have a sense of the general market and brands by listening.

5. Are Extended Warranties Worth It?: This subject kind of bothers me. You buy a warranty only to find out there is no service behind it. Read the whole article. There is only one way to buy a warranty to be protected.

There are ways to buy successfully, even now. As we say, be feature loyal. Pick your features, be flexible with brands, and give yourself time.

Good luck.

If I can help you further with any specific issues, please leave your questions and comments below.

Additional Resources

Download a Yale Buying Guide covering all topics of appliances and lighting. Over 820,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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