Many national retailers sell appliances online, such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears and others. Major appliance brands such as GE and Whirlpool also have online offerings of warehouse deals and closeouts but with limited inventory based on location.
Most brands and models of appliances are sold on major online retailers' websites. Companies such as Amazon.com and Overstocks.com sometimes have deeply discounted appliances for sale. Because the pricing and selection of appliances can vary significantly across online retailers, it can be a good idea to use an online search engine to find several options. Shoppers can enter the type, brand or characteristics of the appliance they are interested in buying and compare prices on several websites.
Shoppers looking for a particular brand of appliance can also start at the brand manufacturer's website, which typically provides information about the brand and where to buy it.
Many online retailers also host consumer reviews of the appliances they carry, so shoppers can read about other buyers' experiences with an appliance. If a shopper is interested in reading a greater number of reviews than a particular online retailer provides, visiting a dedicated review site such as Consumer Reports or Consumer Affairs is an option.