Re: buying major appliances on craigslist advice needed
Depending on when the original sale was, the store warranty may or may not be in effect, and generally they're only valid to the original buyer. The product warranty should be transferable without problems, and you can probably buy an extended warranty through the manufacturer.
What I would recommend is to make sure the seals on the packaging have not been broken and that there is no box damage. Open the box and make sure it's the unit you want. I've never had any problems purchasing larger items on CL, but that doesn't mean that there are not some shady individuals out there. Just be careful. Also keep in mind that you're in control of the sale, it's your money - don't pay for the unit until you've verified you're getting what you're paying for. If at any time you don't feel right about the person you're buying from or the deal itself, walk away.
Appliances do not have to be installed by the dealer to be under warranty, you or your contractor can install the unit.
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