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5 Resources To Help You With Buying Appliances

Steve Sheinkopf  |  July 25, 2020  |  2 Min. Read

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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.

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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