Originally Posted by mews2much
We want everything new,
What is HHGregg?
I don't know what HHGregg is either, but I agree on Craigslist for used appliances.
Since you want new, I'd pick the lesser of two evils (Sears and Best Buy being the two evils) and go with Sears... research everything *carefully*. Make sure it's Energy Star (means lower electric bills), and walk in to the store knowing exactly what you want. Having worked for both places, I can tell you this: Sears is commission-based for big ticket items, while Best Buy is not. But I'd still go for Sears for your stuff, simply because they're going to know more about what they're selling. But research online first. Sears' website should have plenty of details for you. I've sold appliances, through Best Buy, and have a fair idea of what you are going to be in for... (I sold Audio at Sears).
Research everything before walking in to the store, or you'll get led to higher commission items by your sales person. Been there... on both ends.
The smaller mom'n'pop places may not be there for you in the long run. OH yeah, and decide if you want maintenance plans beforehand and stick to your guns.
Know whether you will need gas or electric for your dryer... and if it's electric, know when the house was built and if it's been retrofitted (you'll basically need to know if you need a three prong power cord, or a four prong. Three is older, but the house could've been retrofitted. The 4th prong is an extra ground... good thing... very good)
Any questions? Have fun researching... stick to your budget. Well, know what your budget is first.
Forgot about Refridges: know the height, width and depth of the space it's going. That'll dictate how big you can go. And unless you have to, go no smaller than an 18 cubic foot. Unless all you keep in it is beer and leftover pizza... then a 14 is fine.