While you may associate Costco with its famous rotisserie chicken or its massive selection of bulk items, the chain also sells hundreds of major appliances from well-established brands.
Its selection ranges from kitchen necessities to home appliances with a dozen categories to choose from. Costco’s variety of products means it can cater to the needs of almost every homeowner or renter.
If you’re thinking your appliances are due for an upgrade, keep these points in mind when deciding where to make your purchase.
Delivery and installation
All appliances from Costco that are ordered online are eligible for free delivery. Some items are available under Costco Direct, which means the product is stocked at a nearby distribution center and can be delivered even faster.
If you’ve cleared a proper path and your home is adequately set up, Costco will also provide a free basic installation service. If installations are too complicated, the service may have to be rescheduled or may not be available.
Each major appliance comes with a two-year warranty. Refrigerators larger than 10 cubic feet, freezers, ranges, cooktops, over-the-range microwaves, dishwashers, water heaters, and washers and dryers are also eligible for an extended warranty. Costco’s extended warranties are done in partnership with Allstate, and the cost of your extended warranty will depend on the price of your new appliance.
Costco won’t just deliver your new appliance, it will also take the old one off your hands. The appliance you want to be hauled away must be the same type that’s being delivered. In other words, if you’re ordering a fridge, Costco will only haul away another fridge. The haul-away item must also be clean and otherwise safe for employees to handle.
Costco Direct Savings
Costco Direct Savings is a service that gives customers $100 off an additional appliance within the order. This applies to select appliances and the product descriptions will note whether or not an item is eligible.
Executive Costco members specifically also get 2% back as part of their annual rewards. That means those with both the Costco Anywhere Visa Card and an Executive Membership can earn 4% cash back on their purchase.
90-day return window
Costco provides a 90-day return window for the following appliances:
- Refrigerators bigger than 10 cubic feet
- Water Heaters
- Over-the-Range Microwaves
Costco Concierge is a completely complimentary technical support service for appliances and other technological purchases from Costco. If you’re having a problem with a product you can call 1-866-861-0450.
Costco suggests that callers have the following pieces of information ready beforehand:
- Name and membership number of the person who purchased the item
- The product item number
- The item’s brand, model and serial number
- The date of purchase
Costco offers appliance bundles. Purchasing these items together can save shoppers hundreds of dollars compared with the price of buying each appliance separately.