Get a Package Deal
For suites of kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures, consider doing all your shopping at one place rather than piecemeal from various retailers, even if their prices are lower. By bundling your purchases, you instantly become a big fish, says Allan Schuster, sales manager at Gringer and Sons, an appliance dealer in New York City. "With a larger order, we not only guarantee a lower price, we may also include free delivery or an extended service plan. I've even given away microwave ovens—whatever it takes to close a deal," he says.