Residents of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington D.C. can pay for same-day delivery from Amazon on select home appliances when placing orders before noon, as of 2015. Residents of Chicago must place orders prior to 7:45 a.m.
A few other major retailers, such as Walmart, offer same-day delivery on certain items within select markets. Walmart requires online purchases to be made prior to noon for all same-day delivery options.
Individuals purchasing appliances from local retailers may be able to take advantage of same-day delivery options if delivery schedules are light or if the retailer is attempting to make up for a problem with a previous appliance shipment. Individual stores may be better able than chains to manage immediate deliveries, as chain stores often use third-party delivery services and hence have little control over schedules.
Consumers who are able to pick up appliances in their own vehicles and conduct installation procedures themselves might have the best luck getting same-day use out of any appliance purchased. In some cases, however, even this isn't an option because the retailer may not have the desired appliance in stock at the store or in a local warehouse. Always check stock before making a final purchase.