We are just a few weeks from closing on our condo in Long Branch Lakes. These are brand new condos and we were the first buyer. The developer put together a standard appliance package with some upgrade selections. We did not find a refrigerator option that we liked so we asked if we could buy our own and get credit against the final purchase price. The developer was agreeable.
We wanted a counter-depth refrigerator so that it would not dominate the smaller condo kitchen. We also wanted ice and water through the door. The Sears outlet probably had a dozen different choices that met these criteria. Some had visible cosmetic damage or missing components that were not acceptable to us. However, we found a Samsung side-by-side that had a very slight dent near the bottom of one side. This area would not be visible in our condo kitchen. The price was 50% of the normal selling price and about $800 less than we had recently paid for our new refrigerator. We bought it. It carries the same new product warranty as if it were sold in a non-outlet store.
Now I’m sorry we didn’t pursue this option with our other refrigerator purchase.
Next time you are considering a new appliance, check the Sears Outlet. You can search store inventory online.