Buying used washers and dryers can be beneficial for consumers because of the depreciation of new appliances, according to Realty Times. Additionally, washers and dryers do not always last as long as consumers expect.
When buying washers and dryers, consumers should consider the age of the appliances and their current condition. Many consumers purchase used appliances on Craigslist and through reseller vendors, according to WFAA. However, consumers need to be wary of deals that seem too good to be true and of sellers who refuse to allow their customers to see the appliances in operation. Opening up the washer and dryer and testing them prior to purchase makes a good deal more likely.