Tips on buying a deep freezer. Our local Lowes/Home Depot has a damaged goods section. They mark down appliances by a few hundred just because it has scratches/dents. Seriously?!?!? I'm just going to stick it in the basement anyways, no one is going to care about a few scratches. I passed up a 20 cu ft deep freezer for $250 (retail $700). Ugh! Wish I would have bought it!
Good point, seriously. But will the capital cost of the freezer and the expenses of running it pay off over the next few years in savings by buying things cheaply when there are sales? i
That is a serious question and not a criticism. I recently moved to a place where I have seen prices on some items fluctuate buy 2-3 times in a matter of weeks because of supply and seasonality. This has been quite surprising to me!
On the contrary I have seen great deals on freezers in the last 20 years and never though one was worth it because I never saw much need to store stuff for price variation.
Before you decide the price of a deep freeze is good you should analytically determine that the expense for one is worthwhile in terms of savings on buying groceries.
This is a good point Pisces. Yes, having a deep freezer can be beneficial. We actually got the people who we bought the house from to leave theirs. We have enjoyed buying things in bulk (meets, vegetables, ice cream, etc) when they are on sale. Another idea is to encourage family/friends to instead of gifts give you money to go towards buying a deep freezer. I guess it depends on if you celebrate birthdays and/or Christmas for example.
I do agree with DoingHomework it is important to evaluate how long it would take to "break even" much less start turly saving when buying a deep freezer.