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How to Determine Appliance Repair Scams

Posted January 19, 2023

Recently scammers have been posing as appliance repair stores or as appliance stores that offer appliance repair services to scam people out of money. Dealing with these types of situations can be extremely frustrating and the best way to handle it is by avoiding getting into this vulnerable position in the first place. Being aware of the signs can help save you time, money, and avoid unwanted stress and frustration!

Make sure to contact us directly for any questions and concerns regarding your appliance repairs and ask about our warranties when shopping for your new appliances. Keep reading to learn how to spot the red flags and avoid appliance repair scammers!

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How to Avoid Appliance Repair Scams

Do Your Research

Before you give out any money or personal information, make sure you research the company and check that they have a legitimate website, reviews, and a physical location. If they are a certified business they should have a solid online presence that is easy for you to find.

Compare Quotes

Once the company gives you a quote, reach out to other companies to get multiple quotes and compare the prices. If the first quote is noticeably lower than the rest and seems too good to be true, then it’s a sign that it could possibly be a scam.

Paying Upfront

It’s extremely common for scammers to ask for payment upfront before any work is done on their end. Make sure you do not pay or send any money until the required work is completed.

Trust Your Instincts

It’s important to go with your gut feeling, if you don’t feel comfortable or something seems off then it’s better to not go through with the transaction.

High-Pressure Sales Tactics

High-pressure sales tactics is a common way scammers try to get you to hurry into a agreeing with a decision. If the company is being overly pushy or trying to rush you into making a choice then it’s better to not move forward with the company.

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Need Appliance Repair Services?

If you need repairs and would like to find a trusted and certified company give us a call and we will gladly help. While Queen City Audio Video and Appliances does not offer directly provide repair services, we have a list of trusted area service providers that we can recommend to you based on your location.

If you are looking to purchase new appliances and would like to have the comfort of knowing your appliance is protected, we offer warranties. Stop by one of our store locations in Charlotte, Salisbury, Morganton, Monroe, Pineville, or Winston-Salem to browse our large selection of premium appliances from the best brands in the industry at unbeatable prices.

Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect appliance and warranty that fits your budget and needs. Whether you are in the market for a new sound system, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, mattress, cooking appliance, or furniture, we have exactly what you are looking for. Here to help you every step of the way, Queen City Audio Video and Appliances is the best appliance store in North Carolina.

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