Tips for Selecting Appliances

Appliance Help for New Homebuyers

Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona's Leading Builder Distributor


New homebuyers have to make a lot of choices when selecting all the finishes, and products that go into their dream home. Fortunately, production home builders preselect options and upgrades that are suitable for their homes. Even so, making appliance selections can be very challenging. Here are a few tips in choosing appliances:

  1. Narrow the field. If your builder has a list of models and packages that are available to you, part of your work is already done. Don't waste time looking at brands or models that aren't available for the home you are purchasing. Even If you are building a custom home, there will still be some constraints based on the size of your kitchen, location of gas, water, and electric lines, etc.

  2. Budget and plan accordingly. If it's been a number of years since you purchased major appliances, get prepared for some sticker shock. Today's appliances will save money on energy usage, and still are a very good buy when factoring inflation over the years. However, when you want a built-in refrigerator, combo ovens, and other premium appliances such as wine storage units, built-in warming drawers, steam ovens and coffee makers, you're going well into 5 figures ($XX,XXX.XX).

  3. Consider brands. At Arizona Wholesale Supply, we carry the popular priced major production brands GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire (Electrolux). We also are your supplier for upscale brands, such as GE Profile, Electrolux, KitchenAid, and Bosch, as well as a host of luxury brands such as Jenn-Air, Monogram, Viking, SubZero-Wolf, Thermador, Miele and many more. Most production home builders offer selections from only a single brand or two, and even semi-custom builders usually stick with a few preferred brands. For that matter, new home buyers tend to pick most or all their appliances from a single brand that they prefer. It not only narrows choices to products that the buyer is going to be comfortable with, appliance brands tend to have matching handles, knobs, etc.

  4. Work with a professional. Arizona Wholesale Supply consultants have many years experience with home builders, designers, and new home buyers. If your builder or design professional is one of the many that we supply, you can make an appointment at one of our locations to select your appliances.

Arizona Wholesale Supply is a family owned company, based right here in Arizona, and we've been at this for over 70 years.

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AZ Wholesale Supply – Selection Center for Appliance and Flooring

How to Select New Appliances and Flooring

A Sales Consultation vs The Bum's Rush*


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Common appliance retailers, big box, and home improvement stores have sales associates who are used to making quick sales and moving on. Getting more than a few minutes of attention from them would be unusual. The reason is that most of their customers are in the market to buy now. Typically, these buyers have an appliance at home that isn't working, and they want to replace it quickly and cheaply. It's not a planned purchase, and standing in the middle of a home improvement store talking to a guy in an apron is really a very good place to gather the information you need to make a thoughtful decision.

On the other hand, at Arizona Wholesale Supply Co. the staff are appliance or flooring experts (they don't sell hardware or cell phones). They're truly sales consultants, and they are accustomed to working with builders and designers through the entire selection process from conception to completion.

So whether you are designing a new kitchen, building a new home, or just thinking about replacing worn out appliances or flooring, you don't want “The Bum's Rush*”. You want someone to devote some time, to work with you, and help you make the best choices at the best prices available. Call today and ask for an appointment. The Arizona Wholesale Supply sales consultant will be happy to set aside the time to find the solutions that will work best for you.


Scottsdale Showroom Manager, Kent Greenhalgh reviews a set of plans with a kitchen designer.

Don't misunderstand, if you just need to replace your dishwasher, and you want to get in and out quickly, Arizona Wholesale Supply is your best choice. As Arizona's largest builder distributor, they're likely to have what you need in stock today, and at a price that will make you happy. But if you need to sit down with someone who will help you through the selection process, the sales consultants are eager to set up a meeting with you, and won't give you “The Bum's Rush*”.

* The Bum's Rush is a colloquial phrase dating back to 1910. It originally referred to vagrants being escorted from bars, but today often means disrespectfully cutting a conversation short.

For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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