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How do you buy appliances online?

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To buy appliances online, take accurate measurements of the available space, create a budget and use shopping comparison sites to compare prices. Be sure to factor in shipping costs, review return policies and view the appliance in person, if possible.

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Run through the following steps to buy appliances online.

  1. Measure the available space
  2. Measure the dimensions of the space where the appliance should go. Take height, width and depth measurements and measure current appliance dimensions. Plan to restrict the search to items that fit those dimensions.

  3. Create a budget
  4. Before shopping, set out a clear budget to help narrow down the search. Be sure to factor shipping costs, tax and the cost of removing old appliances into the final budget.

  5. Use price comparison sites
  6. Before purchasing a specific model, use price comparison sites such as PriceGrabber.com to find good deals.

  7. Calculate the final price of the item
  8. If the item's price does not include tax and shipping, be sure to add those to the price to calculate the final cost of the item.

  9. Review return policies
  10. Before committing to a purchase, be sure to review the seller's return policy.

  11. View the item in person (optional)
  12. If possible, take a look at the same model in person. This helps to ensure that the appliance can fit properly in the available space and that it looks as it does in the photos and description.

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