What You Need To Know About Buying A Scratch And Dent Appliance

16 October 2020
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Whether you are in need of a new dryer or refrigerator, you might want to think about purchasing a scratch and dent appliance. These can sometimes be found in the big home improvement stores or even in smaller appliance companies. Before you decide to simply buy something that isn't labeled as a scratch and dent, you will want to keep reading. Here are some things to consider:

You Can Still Get A Warranty

In most cases, you will still be able to get a warranty on a scratch and dent appliance. Whether the warranty is for just as long as it normally would be or it is for a shorter amount of time will depend on where you are buying it from. Some places might honor the standard warranty while another place will provide a 1-year warranty. Make sure that you are asking for details about this.

You Don't Always See The Scratch Or Dent

Any little imperfection on the appliance will cause the store to sell it at a reduced price. After all, they cannot sell it for the same amount as all of the other appliances that are in absolute perfect shape. However, do not assume that all of the scratch and dent appliances will have some huge dent in the front or a large gash on the side. It could be something as simple as a small scratch on the back of the appliance, where no one will ever see it once you have it in place and hooked up. Then again, there could be a little dent on the side of the appliance, but depending on how it will be set up in your home, it still might not be noticeable. As long as the scratch or dent is not impacting the functioning of the appliance, you can save a lot of money by buying it and no one will be the wiser.

Do make sure that you are carefully inspecting the appliance that you are purchasing, as a lot of places may have a no return policy on their scratch and dent products. Ask about the warranty and how long it is good for and inspect all sides of the appliance. Go ahead and take pictures of it while it is in the store as well, so you will know that it is delivered in the exact condition it was in when you paid for it.

For more information about purchasing a scratch and dent appliance, contact a local appliance seller.