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Yale Will No Longer Sell Lighting After June 22, 2020

June 22nd, 2020 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Yale will no longer sell lighting as of Monday, June 22nd, 2020.

This is one of the hardest posts I've ever had to write.

We (Yale) have always had a great lighting display winning Showroom of the Year nationally and Best of Boston.

Lighting has always been a part of our company's character, as well as part of our name. Who hasn't looked into our Boston showroom from the Southeast Expressway?

lighting-sale-showroom-3Lighting Display at Yale Appliance in Boston


Lighting is also where many of us started at Yale. I started cleaning the lights when I was seven-years-old.

Our Marketing Director, Director of Builder Sales, one of our Senior Technicians, and three long-time salespeople, all started in lighting.

In this article, I will tell you why we are no longer selling lighting and the details of our lighting liquidation sale with 35-75% off on our existing lighting stock and displays.

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with our internal precautions, it will be very different from our raucous Warehouse Clearances.

Why We Are No Longer Selling Lighting

Unfortunately, this industry is a matter of focus. Appliances, for example, have a massive amount of logistics in sales, customer service, product service, and warehousing.

Lighting is about style, availability, and trends.

Retail businesses are usually successful at one or the other.

Our appliance business has grown almost four times since 2009, whereas our lighting business was only up 50% in the same period.

Still, it's not an easy decision to remove part of a business incorporated in your name. In the internet age, you have to lead and focus on your strengths instead of doing business as usual.

The departure from lighting will allow us to focus on our growing plumbing and appliance departments.

Still, I will miss lighting, the people, and the relationships built almost 100 years ago.

How This Affects You

We will honor any existing quotes and credits.

We will have staff in place to handle any damages and glass replacement until August 31st, 2020.

Any issues after August will be handled by customer service.

Why Should You Trust Us?

It seems that every appliance review has nothing but glowing comments about almost every product, yet you read customer reviews and they are almost universally bad.

We are here to fill in the disconnect. We'll give you the best features, and the drawbacks as well, including reliability based on over 37,000 calls performed by our service team just last year. Our goal is to give you ALL the information so you know what's right for you.

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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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