A typical discount on scratched or dented dryers is between 25 and 50 percent off the retail price. Damage that is visible after installation generally results in a steeper discount to the sale price.
Outlet appliance stores specialize in the sale of cosmetically damaged appliances. These stores purchase stock at reduced prices and pass that savings on to customers. Some retail stores allow customers to negotiate the sale price, which is usually more successful when sales personnel work for an hourly wage rather than commission-based income. When negotiation for a lower price is not successful, it may be possible to negotiate for free delivery and installation instead.