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Air Conditioner Deals
Air Conditioner Deals
Try not to wait until temperatures begin to rise to go looking for air conditioner deals. You'll find the best discounts at the onset of the off-season.
Begin your search online, looking at appliance vendors such as Appliances Connection. When we checked, the site had numerous air conditioners ranging from $148 and up, and you can search for deals that include free shipping. The site earns a solid four out of five stars from about 240 consumers weighing in on Yahoo Shopping. Reviewers rave about easy transactions and exceptional customer service. P.C. Richard & Son also offers plenty of well-priced air conditioners -- including one of our good picks, the Frigidaire FRA086AT7, priced at $230. Just be aware when ordering that all major appliances incur a $49 shipping fee per item. Abt offers air conditioner deals starting as low as $118 and charges $49 to $78 for shipping on most units.
Shipping costs should play a role in where you choose to purchase an air conditioner. Room air conditioners aren't lightweight and aren't likely to be cheap to ship unless you can find a good shipping rate. Take, for example, the above-mentioned $230 Frigidaire FRA086AT7 air conditioner at P.C. Richard & Son. Compact Appliance has the same model priced at $259 but with free shipping, making it less expensive in the end than at P.C. Richard & Son, with its $49 shipping. When we visited the site, all of Compact Appliance's air conditioners appeared to come with free shipping. Sites such as RetailMeNot are useful not only to show you coupons and discounts on air conditioners but also to direct you toward vendors offering free shipping.
Coupon and comparison sites can turn good air conditioner deals into great ones. For example, AJ Madison is offering air conditioners starting as low as $145 and MyCoupons is showing a $50 mail-in rebate available from the appliance retailer on select room air conditioners. If you want to be sure an air conditioner deal is the best out there, check comparison sites such as PriceGrabber and compare a deal you've found to discounts from other retailers.
Popular home improvement stores also offer air conditioner deals. Sears, for example, lists one of our top picks, the Kenmore 70051, at $150, while Home Depot carries several air conditioners starting as low as $159, with free shipping on select models. Sears Outlet has several air conditioner deals, but you'll want to make sure you're getting a new model and not a reconditioned AC. Lowe's is another good place to check for air conditioner deals.
Finally, don't forget to check superstores such as Amazon and Newegg. Both offer a large selection of cheap air conditioners -- many with free shipping. Air conditioner deals at Walmart often include free shipping to a store or $0.97 shipping to your home.
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