Q: I will need a refrigerator for my new house. Any suggestions for the best place to buy one?
A: You know I love Craig's List for appliances! I saw the expensive GE Profile model we bought for the old house listed for $200 a couple of years later. (Our buyer purchased ours along with the house.) We have bought appliances through the Sears Scratch and Dent place, as well, with mixed results. This house had very strange size opening for the fridge. After two weeks of living from a cooler while watching Craig's List, we bought a floor sample clearance from Lowe's, using a 10% off coupon. It was the most basic, energy efficient model we could find.
We have chosen to buy extended warranties, against conventional "frugal wisdom." Appliances made today are designed to break, especially icemakers. One moneysaver in favor of Lowe's was that their extended warranty cost only $89, where the comparable warranty at Sear's Scratch and Dent was over $250. That's the cost of one repair. I had to learn that lesson the hard way, even on my no-bells-and-whistles washer and dryer.
Readers, where have you found your best refrigerator deals?