What’s the better deal for your pocketbook and the environment: a new major appliance or a refurbished one?
One woman told the Angie’s List team that she bought a refurbished dryer for $200 rather than spend $1,000 on one she believed would last no more than the 10 years she expects the used unit to last.
Appliance repair pros tell our team that new appliances tend to have about half the life span of past models. Reasons include cheaper raw materials and a greater reliance on computerized systems.
If buying a refurbished model, find a local shop that’s gotten good consumer reviews on a trusted online site.
Before you buy new:
After you buy, new or used: