Paying for big ticket items is always hard on the pocketbook. But you can save money if you consider purchasing the display model.
Be sure to check that the display model is still under warranty, has all of the parts and instructions, and is in working condition. Be very cautious if the item is sold “as is.” It may have issues you can’t see.
You may also want to consider scratch-and-dent items. I saved $50 on my refrigerator because it had a tiny dent on the lower right side. The dent is totally hidden by the wall in my kitchen.
Check out refurbished items, too. You can find many electronic items that have been refurbished and resold. Be sure to verify what warranties the product has before you buy and if possible, try to find out what parts were refurbished. You can save quite a bit of money on things like computer printers and iPods.
Have you bought a scratch-and-dent item, a floor display or something refurbished? Did you save money? Was it a good experience?