Friends, shopping for a new appliance can be a daunting task. One must do their homework before heading out to make and informed decision. To do this plans your attack by researching appliances online. Determine which features you would like to have and the price range.

Scan the weekly ads to see what deals are going on. Don't forget to check out discount appliance stores like Sears Outlet and Discount Appliancemart as well.

Next let your fingers do the walking by calling stores ahead to the stores. Speak with the sales associates at each store and ask if they carry the makes and models you are interested in. If the person you are speaking to is not knowledgeable ask to speak to someone else. This is a big timesaver.

Friends, shopping for a new appliance can be a daunting task. One must do their homework before heading out to make and informed decision. To do this plans your attack by researching appliances online. Determine which features you would like to have and the price range.

Scan the weekly ads to see what deals are going on. Don't forget to check out discount appliance stores like Sears Outlet and Discount Appliancemart as well.

Next let your fingers do the walking by calling stores ahead to the stores. Speak with the sales associates at each store and ask if they carry the makes and models you are interested in. If the person you are speaking to is not knowledgeable ask to speak to someone else. This is a big timesaver.

Negotiate with the sales associate to get the delivery charge waved or reduced. All they can do is say no.

Decide if the extended warranty is right for you. If you have AHS warranty service on all of the appliances, heater and air conditioner in your home then it is not necessary to buy an additional warranty from the store.

Ask before you buy! Be aware and understand the return policies. Some large chain stores charge a 15% restocking fee. To avoid buyers remorse purchase appliances at stores where a restocking fee isn't assessed.

Ask to have appliances like vacuum cleaners connected on the sales floor. Most of the appliances that you will see will not be plugged in, so when you find a model that you think you are ready to purchase, ask to have it connected. This will give you and idea of how it works before getting it home. For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon, TheBAG Lady