According to Consumer Reports, major retailers, such as Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, Sears Outlet, Lowe's and even Amazon, are all places where a consumer can buy a refrigerator. Other options include buying a used appliance via local sellers found on Craigslist, or shopping at a local scratch-and-dent store.
Consumer Reports also lists retailers such as Costco, HHGregg and Sam's Club as places where consumers can buy refrigerators. Costco and Best Buy are listed as two retailers where consumers can expect the lowest prices; online retailers such as Amazon and QVC also have low rates. Consumers may also buy directly from major manufacturers. Additional options for purchasing refrigerators include Kmart, Walmart, Target and online retailer Overstock.
Regardless of where they shop, consumers should keep a few things in mind when shopping for refrigerators. Measure the space for the refrigerator in order to know what size fits in the space allotted. Consumers should also consider what features are most important, and the reach and accessibility of everyone that uses the refrigerator. Also consider price, and any extra costs for delivery. Consumers should also keep in mind any membership costs associated with shopping in warehouse clubs, such as Costco or Sam's Club.