Looking to pick up new, brand-name appliances for half its normal retail value price? Then consider checking out an auction.
According to a story in the Washington Times, due to the housing bust, appliances and building materials once meant for new home constructions are now being sold at auction. Southern Sales Services of Jessup, Maryland, holds auctions of such materials every four to six weeks in the Maryland/D.C. area. The public is allowed to bid on new appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washer and dryers from name-brand appliance manufacturers at half the cost they would normally sell at retail.
To attend one of these auctions, you must register in person at the day of the auction to get a bidding number. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID. To find out about future auctions, sign up online to get on Southern Sale’s mailing list.
The website also offers some very helpful guidelines if you plan to attend the auction. For instance, if you pay cash for your purchase, you will receive a 2% discount.
The auctions run all weekend with Friday being a “viewing” day where potential buyers can browse the inventory and stake out what items they plan to bid on during the auction day which is usually Saturday.
Bidding can be particularly fierce, so be sure to research the items you wish to bid on, before hand, so you are not overpaying.
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