Retailers, consumers and prices
Check out who has the highest customer satisfaction ranking among major appliance retailers.
It’s Best Buy, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates.
The electronics retailer received a 797 out of 1,000 on the scale, performing particularly well in installation service and delivery service, J.D. Power said in a news release.
The study also takes into account sales staff, the store facility, merchandise and price.
Next was hhgregg at 794 and Lowe’s at 792. Sales staff and price were pluses for hhgregg, while Lowe’s did particularly well in store facility and merchandise, J.D. Power said.
The study is based on responses from more than 4,200 consumers who bought a laundry or kitchen appliance within the previous 24 months.
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Regional chain hhgregg is accepting Circuit City gift cards for purchases of electronics, appliances and mattresses at its stores. The Circuit City gift card value, when verified, will be good toward up to 20 percent of the hhgregg purchase price.