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The Best Time to Buy Appliances

You might be tempted to buy one appliance at a time, even during sales, but purchasing in bulk is the best way to increase your discounts.

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The best times to buy appliances are Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Maytag Month, Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, and all of October.

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Appliances are rarely on sale—about 19% of the year, or an average of 1-in-5.2 days.

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The best months to buy appliances are February, May, July, August, September, October, and November.

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The best holidays to buy appliances are Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

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FAQ

Let's recap by answering some key questions:

When is the best time to buy appliances?

The best times to buy appliances are Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Maytag Month, Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, and all of October.

How often are appliances on sale?

Appliances are rarely on sale, approximately 70 days each year, spanning 8 distinct sale periods—that's 19% of the year.

What are the best months to buy appliances?

The best months to buy appliances are February, May, July, August, September, October, and November.

What are the best holidays to buy appliances?

The best holidays to buy appliances are Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents' Day.

Why Presidents' Day is a good time to buy appliances:

Presidents' Day is a huge day for appliance purchases—particularly large appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers that many people like to window-shop in person. Retailers seek to take advantage of the three-day weekend that most workers have off to get them into the store (or online) with great deals.

What's the best place to buy appliances?

The best places to buy appliances are Costco, Amazon, The Home Depot, and Lowe's.

  1. "When Is the Best Time to Buy Appliances?" (NerdWallet)
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