2020-09-09 08:00Press release

Make some clean savings in your home with PriceRunner

Save ££ with Pricerunner on whitegoods such as washing machines

As we continue to navigate through ongoing uncertainty, with recent news that the UK is officially in a recession, making savings is now more important than ever. The UK’s leading price comparison site reveals how you can save up to £150 on leading brands of whitegoods and when the best time is to buy

Spending more time at home over the past few months has led to new hobbies and many of us tackling DIY home improvements. If life in lockdown has led you to take a good hard look at tired home appliances, deciding it is time to give them an update, a little research before any sudden purchases could save you hundreds of pounds.

By using in-depth data analysis on the most popular whitegoods across multiple retailers, the team has found that homeowners can save up to £150 on identical washing machines, tumble dryers, fridge freezers, fridges and dishwashers.

Save hundreds simply by shopping at the right time

PriceRunner reveals the average highest and lowest price differences on identical products, to highlight the savings you can make if you do your research and purchase at the right time:

  • Fridge – 37%, price difference = £150
  • Dishwashers – 37%, price difference = £150
  • Fridge Freezers – 26%, price difference = £145
  • Washing Machines – 28%, average price difference = £100
  • Tumble Dryer – 20%, price difference = £70

An average 20–30% saving on identical products. Price differences based on average savings on the top 50 most popular products in each specific category

Save ££ on whitegoods

When is the best time to buy new whitegoods?
  • Washing Machines: August, at the moment 25 out of 50 of the most popular machines have prices lower than the average price. If you wait until the Black Friday sale you will get a second chance at a great bargain. September and October are more expensive than average – so wait if you can.
  • Tumble Dryer: Prices are currently higher than average, with price history showing that December, January and February are the cheapest months to buy a tumble dryer.
  • Fridge Freezers: The best prices are during Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. In August, 17 out of the 50 most popular fridge freezers have prices lower than the average. September and October are the most expensive months, where prices increase in the lead up to Black Friday.
  • Fridge: Avoid purchasing a new model in the summer if you are looking to get the best price, as there is a higher than average price and only 10 out of the 50 most popular products have a price lower than average, meaning you will have less choice. December and January are the best months to buy a fridge.
  • Dishwashers: Prices have increased and are currently higher than average, which may be due to high demand and low supply. Only 4 out of 50 of the most popular products have a price lower than average. During the same time last year, this was the opposite with very low prices. Extra meals to prepare and cook from home could be the reason behind the increased demand, in a bid to save time on washing up.  September, October, November and December are great for buying dishwashers – in particular November and December when almost all of the 50 most popular machines have a price lower than average. Avoid purchasing in spring as price history insights show that costs are high.

Consumer Expert at PriceRunner, Anna Lavfors, shared savvy considerations to make before making a whitegoods purchase:

Anna Lavfors, consumer expert

“PriceRunners' analysis shows that there are periods of the year when you should buy whitegoods, but that the right time differs depending on what product you are buying.

Our numbers show that there is not one certain time of the year when you always find a great deal. It all depends what kind of whitegoods you are looking for. That is why it is so important to always research and compare prices before you buy.

"Comparing prices online takes seconds. And when it comes to whitegoods, at the moment you can save on average £100 to £150. Our numbers show that it will literally be worth your time to compare first", said Anna Lavfors. 

PriceRunner comparison insights show that bargains can be found any time of year, but Black Friday remains a great time to find the best deals. So if possible, hold on to your shopping! It will pay off to plan in advance so that you are ready when deals pop up.

With the ability to set up price alerts to receive notifications when prices drop, or your target price has been reached, PriceRunner will help you quickly become an expert savvy shopper, finding the best products at the best prices.

Browse the latest deals and offers at Pricerunner.com.

About PriceRunner

PriceRunner is the UK's independent price comparison service with over 1,600,000 products. PriceRunner was founded in 1999 and is active primarily in Sweden, Denmark and the UK. We are a team of 130 ambitious PriceRunners who work to develop the most loved service for comparison shopping. PriceRunner is completely independent; we are not owned by or dependent on any manufacturer, retailer or other organisation that might have an interest in providing biased information. PriceRunner's mission is to help consumers find better products and better prices. Every month we help hundreds of thousands of consumers to find better, cheaper products and save money by comparing prices for a particular product.