Darwins Money made a post last month about how they saved 63% on purchasing a refrigerator.
Today I was able to snag a $2800 refrigerator for $1050 at Lowe’s due to a combination of good timing, good haggling and savvy use of technology. I basically went to buy a new umbrella cover and light bulbs and they had several appliances out front with a 50% off sign. I was immediately drawn to the Samsung model RFG298AARS since it was Stainless to match our other appliances and a quick check on my iPhone confirmed that it had good reviews and retailed for $2799…
…On top of the massive discount, I was able to finagle free shipping as well since I don’t have a truck. I had also used my iPhone to check around elsewhere online and even on shady discount sites, the lowest it was listed at was over $2000…and who knows what they’d charge to ship (that’s often how they make up the discount spread).
I love this lesson on how to get something new (if slightly visually damaged) for an amazing discounted price. Buying dented or scratched or floor model goods are a great way to still get a top of the line product for much cheaper. The same sort of idea goes for smaller items as well. I purchase books off of amazon that are used because they can be significantly cheaper, yet you can barely tell anything was ever wrong with the book. I usually look for “Like new” conditions and can save $10 even after shipping.
Never hesitate to ask for discounts or look for the same product slightly damaged.