Samsung Bottom Mount Refrigerator
List Price: $1,078.19
Refrigerator part: +$11.97
Lowe's Energy Star promotion (10% off): -119.81
Delivery and install: +0
In store cost with 8.25% sales tax: $1,050.40
Texas Cash for Appliances rebate: -$240
Texas Cash for Appliances Recycling rebate: -$75
Austin Refrigerator Recycling rebate: -$50
Adjusted total cost for refrigerator: $685.40 (It met all of my requirements and the price fell waaay below my $1,000 budget.)
Extra thrifty bonus... I'll save around $40 per year with the new dishwasher so it should pay for itself in 9 years. Okay, not as impressive, but still a good buy. I think the fact that we won't have to go upstairs to get away from the loud noises when it's running will make up for the difference :).
In store cost with 8.25% sales tax: $855.09
Install: +$200 (this includes a $75 gas line safety upgrade that I might not need)
Whirlpool Gold bulk rebate: -$100
Adjusted total cost for range: $955.09 (I splurge too sometimes, but don't worry... I promise I'll use that convection oven's even cooking for all it's worth!)
Total appliance savings:
*This number doesn't include all of the savings from pricing out all of the stores. I would have paid much more by going through a different store.
In my opinion, upgrading appliances can be a very thrifty choice if:
*You're faced with large money-saving incentives or deals.
*The upgrade ends up paying for itself.
*The upgrade will help to sell your home.
*You'll make a significant impact on the environment.
*The purchase benefits charity.
Are you on the hunt for new appliances? What features do you look for in your appliance purchases?
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