A Guide to Buying Appliances in The January Sales
Is your washing machine looking a little tired? Or do you need better settings on your oven? What about your fridge, is it on its last legs? As we approach the end of the year, it’s common for people to look to the January sales to try and get the best deal on their new, domestic appliance.
This can be quite an overwhelming time though since you’ll have just seen the family off after Christmas and you’ll want to make a solid purchase to last you for years to come. Plus, how can you be sure you’re getting a good deal? With Black Friday taking the country by storm, the deals you get in January might not actually be as good as they once were; the more sales there are, the poorer the deals.
In this article, we’ll talk through some of the ways you can go about securing the best deal for your home appliances in the coming sales, as well as how to avoid getting ripped off.
How to find the best January sale deals for appliances
- A great way to find the best deals is to keep your eye on specialist websites, such as moneysavingexpert.com and hotukdeals.com, who highlight where the best deals are and how good the deals are in comparison to other outlets.
- You can also find special tools online to monitor the prices of items in the run-up to the sales, ensuring that the price listed online is actually better than it was before, as opposed to a clever marketing ploy.
- Plan the items you need most, and plot your route between the stores to find the best deals if you don’t want to shop online. It’s all about getting in there early to snap up the best deals on appliances – both retail parks and the high street will be plenty busy.
- It’s also up to you whether you hit the sales on Boxing Day to try and get the best deals or wait until the back end of the sales in the hopes they still have the appliance you want at an even lower price.
- Seek out companies who provide a price match to help you get the best price on your chosen item. In previous years AO.com, Currys PC World and John Lewis have offered this service, so it pays to keep an eye out when the January sales hit.
- New models in the portfolio of a brand will hopefully mean that older models will be reduced come sale time, with stores looking to make room for new stock. If you don’t mind getting a new appliance which isn’t particularly new to the market, this could be a good tactic.
- Display models could be offered at a discount, and while a new washing machine or fridge with scuff marks might not be your first choice, if you’re working with a budget then this might also be a line of attack to take when shopping in the sales.
The main thing to keep in mind is your budget and your requirements – don’t get lured in by gadgets and gizmos if it means going over what you wanted to pay or if it means sacrificing the actual functionality you wanted.
If you’d like more advice on what to look out for when buying your next appliance, take a look at the handy Domex appliance buying guides. We’ve covered everything from ovens and dishwashers to fridge freezers and washing machines.