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“Whether you have a strict $200 budget, you want to prevent yet another hunk of metal from entering a landfill, or you’re looking to score a high-end appliance for less, Consumer Reports experts say that buying a lightly used appliance can be a smart move. That is, if you know what to look for and where to look for it.

“It takes a little legwork, flexibility, and a willingness to live with a mismatched kitchen or laundry suite, but in return you can find a top-of-line appliance for a fraction of what it would cost new,” says Jim Nanni, director of appliance testing at Consumer Reports. “In some cases, you may also get features that you couldn’t afford otherwise.”

Life Expectancy
Appliance repair technicians don’t usually bother with machines that are more than 15 to 20 years old because they’re probably not worth the cost of repair. “You’re unlikely to get much more use out of these dinosaurs,” Leonardi says. “We want to make sure customers will still get an average of seven years out of them.””

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The key takeaway from this report is that appliances 15 years are older are pretty much not worth the cost to repair. However, if you have a refrigerator, stove, or washer and dryer that is say, 5 years old, why buy a used one? While there is the possibility that a major component could fail costing an excessive amount of money to replace, the odds are the fix will be easy or moderate.

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