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How to Shop for Appliances Online

by Waverly Wilde

We’ve all used a computer before, and we’ve all surfed the web—it's really not that hard to maneuver. In fact, a three-year-old could order another shipment of dishwasher detergent to your home in less than a minute. It’s so easy. But you know what is hard? Shopping for appliances—especially online. 

Hear us out: It’s not as simple as just wanting a refrigerator and then purchasing any ol’ fridge you come across that looks good. Well, you could do that, but then you’re just being impulsive and who knows if it will even fit where the old one sat before? No, it takes a little research and time to figure out not only what you want but what’s best for you. 

COVID-19 has made shopping even more of a hassle, but with the help of the internet, getting your appliances online and from one of our East Coast Appliance stores has never been easier. With a few tips, you’ll be ready to start your shopping for appliance online. 

Start with Measuring 

The first thing you need to do before looking at a new appliance is measure the space of where you plan to place it in your home. You’ll want to make sure you have all the right measurements so that your newly purchased appliances all fit just right in your home. Even half an inch off could be detrimental, so it’s crucial that you are as precise as possible with your tape measure. 

Some people may want to measure their current appliance, but we highly recommend that you at least also measure the space in which it lives that way you can know exactly how big the width, height, and depth can be. By just measuring your appliance, you’re missing out on the empty space between your appliance and the walls, so it won’t be as accurate. 

And before we get off the subject of measuring, which we know you are saddened by, don’t forget to measure everything at least twice for accuracy! And if you want a little more guidance and aren’t exactly sure how to measure appliances, here is a quick guide to help you!

Set a Budget 

Have you ever fallen in love with a product only to find out that it was out of your price range? We hate to say it, but it’s important that, before you find an appliance you really want to take home and love forever, you have a hard budget set in order to avoid utter disappointment. Of course, if money isn’t an issue, sure—go ahead and find the most expensive cooktop out there. Fortunately, you can create a price range in the filter column so that your search is compatible with your budget. 

Although, if it’s too late and you’ve already discovered the most beautiful JennAir refrigerator with obsidian interior, well then, that’s why we offer special financing ! Apply now to get what you want immediately and pay later for that special item that you’ve been eyeing.

Check Out the Customer Reviews 

The best way to know the product you’re exploring is by checking out what other customers have said about it. For this reason, we highly suggest that you check out what our previous customers have had to say about the appliance you're interested in, but also venture to other sources as well. Try looking at product reviews on YouTube to help you get a visualization of how the appliance works as well as any annoyances or positive remarks they may have regarding it. 

Get Your Questions Answered 

It’s important that, when you are on our website, you’re able to find what you’re looking for without any confusion. We’re confident you don’t need a formal guide on how to navigate our website, but just like you have questions while shopping in person, you’re bound to get a few while doing so online. And when that time comes, you’ll know exactly what to do: just go to the bottom right-hand corner of your screen to click on the chat bubble. You’ll be able to reach out to us through live chat and get all the help you need while searching for new appliances. 

Now that you know all the ins and outs of shopping for appliances online, what are you waiting for? Surely not for this pandemic to be over! We hope you take our tips with you and check out our online catalog so that you can find the right appliances for your lifestyle.  

Of course, if you and shopping online just don’t mesh well, we get it! Sometimes getting what you need in person is just easier which is why all of our East Coast Appliance locations are open and ready for you to stop by. Visit us today to get the expert help you’ve been needing to find the right appliances for your home.