Category: Appliances

Appliance Recycling for Free

Almost every company that does business dealing with appliances removal and appliance pick up will charge you to come to your home or place of business to remove your appliances. This is because most companies look at your situation as a chance to make a quick buck. And you yourself feel that your are in a losing situation because you think that you have something that no one wants to come get unless you pay them. Think again.

Believe it or not, your old and broken appliances are needed by someone else for parts or just scrap metal. There are many components in a washer or dryer that has value to it. Therefore we will focus on these two appliances to give you an example of the value of having a broken washer or dryer. The many parts contained in these two appliances as you will see are very important to a used appliance store or someone who specializes in appliance repair.

For instance, the timer. This device if ordered off of the internet can cost up to 150 dollars if not more. Yet that old washer or old dryer that you are begging someone to come get has a fully functional one that can be used in someones washing machine or dryer. An ordinary used timer can be sold for up to 100 dollars. The motor inside of a washer or dryer can cost a pretty penny as well. eBay has many motors on sale for up to 100 dollars for a washer or a dryer. One of the most common parts to go out in a washer is the transmission. This part will set you back at least 150 dollars as well if you order it off of the internet. Other parts in a washer include the door lid switch that costs 35 dollars, the hot and cold water intake valve runs about 45 dollars, the couplings that connect the motor to the transmission is about 29 dollars and so on. Even the capacitor in the back of the washer has value.

So who would be interested in picking up these appliances.

As stated above the appliance repair store or your local used appliance store are your most likely people would be willing to pick up these appliance for free. Therefore you should only deal with these people or businesses when trying to get rid of your old and broken appliances.

Scrap appliance pickup people (scrappers)

Scrappers will also come to get your appliances for free but many of them do not know anything about appliance repair. So when you have appliances that are not worth anything to them they may leave you hanging. For instances most scrappers will not travel more tat 15 miles to pick up an old dryer if it is not working because they feel that they will be losing money.

So remember to seek out companies or individuals who have the knowledge to fix appliances or who would need your appliances for spare parts. You can do a search online for “apppliance pick up” or “free appliance pickup” to get an idea of who to choose. The key is to list as much information as you can about your appliances so that people will want to come and pick them up for free.

This example shows the value of a washer and dryer only. In my next article I will explain the value of an old and broken refrigerator. You will be surprised to know that even a refrigerator can be picked up for free.

A Guide to Choosing Graded Appliances

Graded Appliances are appliances that have a slight blemish of imperfection. These may be a dent or a scratch along the exterior of the product. The graded product can also belong to a discontinued batch, even when it doesn’t have anything wrong with it. Why would you buy graded appliances? Graded appliances are sold at a reasonable price. These products are of good quality and they also come from the famous appliance manufacturer brands.

What should you look for in graded appliances?

Price. Make sure that the appliances you are looking at cheaper than those that are perfectly fine. Remember that these are somehow imperfect products and they should be sold at a cheaper, more reasonable price.

Manufacturers/Brand. Top appliance manufacturers also have these appliances to sell. Rather than throw them away, they would rather sell these items at lower prices – as graded appliances.

Grade. They can either be tagged as a Grade A or a Grade B. Grade A appliances are products that usually have the blemish at the rear or at the back portion of it. While the Grade B appliances may have the imperfection anywhere.

Quality. Not because they are graded means they are of lesser quality. These products perform the same as their perfect counterparts. They may have blemishes or imperfections but they will definitely work fine. Quality should never be of question as it should always remain the best.

Warranty. To ensure that the appliances you are buying are of great quality, manufacturers attach the same warranties to these. They usually come with 5 years parts warranty and 1 year of labor warranty.

The main reason why these appliances are becoming more and more in demand is the fact that they carry the same warranty as any other appliances available out there. Therefore, you get to buy the appliance of your choice, may it be graded washing machines, graded hobs, or even graded dishwashers, which functions perfectly well at a very low price – with warranties. In short, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Graded appliances are perfect for anyone who need an appliance upgrade but is under a tight budget. Remember that these products are not rejects. They just so happen to have very small flaws that do not at all affect the way they function. When you are buying the graded appliance you need, make sure that you are talking to a trustworthy retailer. These reminders will definitely become handy when you are already in the act of purchasing the appliance you need and want.