If you have decided to purchase brand-new appliances over used appliances, you will still need to bring the new appliances to your home or apartment and then move the old appliances out. Moving new appliances is very different from moving used appliances, and new appliance movers extend some courtesies to you that you might not see with used appliance movers. Here are the main differences you will notice when your new appliances are brought to your home.
New Appliances Arrive in Boxes
Unless you buy the floor models, new appliances always arrive in boxes. They are packaged for maximum safety and for keeping them dent- and scratch-free. Used appliances almost always arrive as-is, with no box and next to nothing protecting them. (Some used appliance movers may use foam sheets or plastic shrink wrap to keep the appliances from being scratched during the move, but that is usually all that is used when moving used appliances.)
Movers Often Remove the Boxes and Styrofoam Packaging
As a courtesy to you, the movers almost always remove the cardboard boxes and styrofoam packaging materials before bringing your new appliances into the house. They take care of removing and destroying the boxes and packing materials too, usually by putting these things back on their truck (if there is room). With used appliances, you may have to remove the foam or plastic wrap yourself or help the movers take it off while they hook up the appliances.
Movers May Offer to Haul Away Your Old Appliances
Typically, if you buy used appliances, it is because you do not have appliances to start with, and you just want some decent appliances to install where you currently have none. If you buy new appliances, it is often because you have old ones that do not work or look very worn and outdated. As such, you have old appliances that need to be removed before you install the new ones. Some movers, especially those that work for an appliance store or home-delivery operation, will offer to remove the old appliances and take those away on their trucks (again, if there is room). This is a service you rarely see with the delivery of used appliances.
New Appliances Get Hooked Up, and Used May Not
Used appliances have all of their hoses and wires connected where they should be. They are ready to go, so the movers drop them off and continue on, leaving you to plug them in and connect them to the spigots as needed. New appliances do not have all of their hoses and wires connected, so new appliance movers frequently extend connection services to customers. This takes both the guesswork and the question of liability out of the new appliance hook-up equation.