We’ve been told it was cool to have the latest in fashion, technology, gadgets, cars, home design… And no middle man would have been happy to consider that this couldn’t last forever, so people simply did not think about it and many found themselves unprepared to cope with one of the worse and longest crisis of the last half century (would be too easy to speak about 1929). Ok, it may happen that you don’t have money enough to buy that supercool tee or the newest smartphone and, please believe, this is not a matter to make a big deal out of it; but what happens if you need something more expensive and, let me say, useful? Like a refrigerator, a stove or a washing machine?
If you are a wise person, you’ll probably know that there is no real need to change your home appliances just to have the latest trends in design, but there are wealthy people that do it just to show they can. Well, "Who cares?" you may ask; "You should!" I answer, because the things that this kind of people change can make you save a lot of money: when someone buy new appliances, the store retires the old ones. Sometimes they’re old and broken, and repair them would be too expensive to be advantageous but most of the times they still work.
There are many appliances stores or warehouses that do this kind of business: they give a very useful service to the community because they retire used appliances from customers and also care about their disposal for recycling or, if the items are in good conditions, they clean them, refurbish them if needed and sell them at a very low price, even 60 or 70% off retail prices.
You can easily find top major brand appliances in these shops: double door refrigerators, washing machines and dryers, oven, stoves, freezers… The most professional stores that handle used appliances offer some kind of guarantee on your purchase: you should check if the dealer you want to buy from does. They should offer a 30 day Guarantee on all major used appliances (and appliance repair service) bought from their store, plus a one year extended guarantee available on all appliances covering parts, labor and technicians trip with no cost to the customer, so you can enjoy your second hand/first quality purchase with no worry.
In many cases it is most likely that you can find appliances from famous and reliable brands that have been dismissed after a few time and have several years of life in prospect: don’t let the bargain slip from your hands (you’ll save money enough to buy a load of those supercool tees we were talking about before).