Several years ago I bought a house without a refrigerator. Because the opening was surrounded by cabinets and was a non-standard size, I knew I had to pay very close attention to the measurements of the fridge or undertake some unwanted carpentry. I took to the internet to see if fridges were even available that met the dimensions. After finding a couple of options, I read the product reviews and determined which one would fit my needs the best. Due to the odd size, I knew that I would not find these fridges in stock anywhere and would not get to actually see one before ordering. I could have purchased it online and I think everything would have been fine. However, I actually went to the big home improvement store to place the order because they were offering a gift card incentive for spending x amount of dollars and I wanted the gift card immediately to buy other necessary items for the house. The refrigerator arrived without any problems, fit the spot perfectly, and was the best working fridge I’ve ever had. I really wanted to take it with me when I moved, but knew that because it was ordered to fit the spot it needed to stay behind. Therefore, I think that if you do your homework there is minimal risk to ordering appliances online, especially if you go with reputable companies.
I would just research exactly what brand you want to purchase, and as long as their is policy in place to protect you if the item comes damaged, I think you would be fine. Good luck to you!
Depends on the appliance. If we're talking vacuum cleaners and irons and such, just make sure it's a reliable brand, look up third-party reviews, and check out the return policy ahead of time.
If we're talking washing machines, ovens, dishwashers, etc. You can buy them online with the aforesaid caveats, but you want to actually go to a store and check out the exact model of appliance you want to buy to make sure it's the right size and has all the right features you want.
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