Art Handler's Appliance Center explains why appliances are in tight supply due to COVID-19. Plus, tips to help consumers get what they need by focusing on features, rather than brands.
How to Buy Appliances Now That They
Are So Hard to Find
You may even have to wait up to six months for your appliance, thanks
to the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the supply and
demand for these products.
We wrote this blog to explain the causes of these
delays in getting your appliances delivered, and to
offer advice for shoppers.
Following a precipitous drop in U.S. demand in March and April, consumers
returned to stores like Art Handlers Appliance Center in droves by early
summer only to find that many dishwashers, refrigerators, washers, dryers,
and grills were not available for immediate delivery.
To understand how that wild swing in
demand affects appliance stores like Art
Handler's Appliance Center, consider that
most of these retailers operate on a just-
in-time inventory basis.
That means that most appliance
stores get your appliances only
when you order them.
In the current climate, there is no local inventory, so customers and
appliance stores are experiencing big backlogs in supply.
Eventually balance will return to
the supply and demand for
Here are a few tips for appliance
shopping in the age of COVID: Be open to
different brands when shopping for
You may be surprised to discover that little-known brands offer
very good appliances at very competitive pricing.
It's best to speak with the experts at Art
Handler's Appliance Center to know
which brands you can trust if your first
choice is not available when you need it.
At Art Handler's Appliance Center, located at 10 East
Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville, NJ, we have expert in-
store advisors who can help you to navigate supply issues,
find alternative brands if your first choice is backlogged,
and can give you the straight talk about when you can
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