So you are probably looking to find a store that sells cheap appliances.
Well, you have come to the right place.
Discount scratch and dent appliances in Michigan are not as easy to come by as in other similar regions. Most of the mom and pop stores that cater to selling used, refurbished and slightly damaged items exist in small cities and are difficult to find in larger cities like Detroit. However, if you do happen to be one of the 700,000 or so people living in Detroit, do not despair. There are still options for you that do not require you to drive a long distance and waste expensive gasoline.
Lowe’s is a nationwide chain that often carries plenty of scratch and dent appliances since it has such a large inventory. In the Detroit region, you can find a Lowe’s on 23111 Outer Dr., Allen Park. Lowe’s often carries a lot of products that have received superficial damages while being transported or stacked on the shelves. These items go for at least 20% to 40% less than the price of new ones that are straight out of the box.
The biggest scratch and dent appliance store in Michigan is in one of the state’s smaller cities: Grandville. Elder’s Appliance has a huge showroom at 3001 28th Avenue, just east of Ivanprest Ave. They sell perfect appliances as well as a changing selection of scratch and dent items that go for much less than brand new products. They are open weekdays from 9 until 8 and Saturdays from 10-5. You can call them at 616-534-9700 to make sure they carry the product you are looking for without having to waste your time driving to their store location.
In the great city of Ann Arbor you can see a showroom full of scratch and dent appliances at Big George’s. Each purchased item comes with the original manufacturer’s guarantee. Big George and his family have been in business for over 50 years at 2023 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. They can be reached by phone at 734-669-9500. This store is open weekdays from 10am to 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm.
Big George’s also has sister stores under the name Witbeck Home Appliance Mart in West Bloomfield and Harbor Springs. Since his Ann Arbor showroom does get hit by a lot of poor students from the University of Michigan, I strongly suggest that you check out this location in order to see a variety of different selections.
Another scratch and dent appliance dealer in a small town is Reed’s Appliance Company, located on 552 Imlay City Road, Lapeer. You can call them at 810-664-2441 and talk with a store representative for more information.
Martin’s Home Center / ACE Hardware in Tecumseh has a Clearance Center with discounted appliances, which operates on Thursdays from 9:00am to 5:30. They are located at 1111 W. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh, MI 49286, across the street from McDonalds. For more information, you can call them at 517-423-2065, fax them at 517-423-7229 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diamond Appliance Repair offers many major appliances, which are overstocks as well as last year’s models. They also tend to carry appliances that have minor blemishes, which put them in the scratch and dent category. The store is located at 2611 M-139 S, Benton Harbor, north of exit 28, off route I-94. They can be reached at 877-748-5150.
Many appliance stores carry items that could be considered scratch and dent even if they don’t advertise it. Check out Bruce’s Appliance Installation at 2043 3 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. Their telephone number is 616-363-1909. You can also check out R & K Appliances, located at 10985 Riley St, Holland, MI 49424. Their telephone number is 616-772-6180.
If you are planning to travel far and wide in your search for cheap appliances, definitely call ahead to make sure that the product you are looking for is at the store. Often times, scratch and dent appliances disappear off the shelves depending on the season, so be prepared.