Fridges, washing machines, ovens and dishwashers are the essential household items that too easily put families into debt.
But you can pick up appliances and score savings up to 60 percent if you're clever about when are where you shop.
Elise Davidson from consumer group CHOICE recommends lots of research.
"If you offer to pay cash or you know suggest you might take your business elsewhere and wander out of the store, you'll often find that the sales person can offer you a better deal," she says.
"You'd be silly to pay full price for anything because wherever you look there's a sale going on somewhere."
As you saw on tonight's show, some of the best deals are at seconds stores which sell brand new products just not so perfect...
If you're not put off by a scratch, a dent in the box or a superseded model, you can pick up your appliances for less than half price.
Here are the stores featured on tonight's show offering huge discounts:
Managing Director John Murphy says their sales are directed at Australians who are coming back into the market after the global financial crisis.
Final Clearance from our Mega Warehouse Sale this Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April.
Peter Hammerman from Seconds World says they can't be beaten in price "not even the heaviest discounters".
Retail giant Harvey Norman has also entered this highly competitive seconds market, with seconds stores aroundAustralia, promising to match or better any price. They are located:
Auburn, Penrith, Taren Point.
Midland, Osbourne Park
Full Contacts from our story
Harvey Norman Caringbah Seconds
1 Box Road Taren Point NSW 2229 02 9535 9200
Harvey Norman Penrith Seconds
CNR MULGOA RD & WOLSELEY STS, PENRITH NSW 2750
Harvey Norman Auburn Seconds
233-239 PARRAMATTA RD, AUBURN, NSW 2144
02 9202 4798
Harvey Norman Dandenong Seconds
141-165 FRANKSTON-DANDENONG RD, DANDENONG VIC 3175
03 9706 9992
Harvey Norman Mile End Commercial
309 South Road Mile End SA 5031 08 8150 8045
Harvey Norman Osborne Park Seconds
Unit 7B 482-488 Scarborough Beach Road Osborne Park WA 6017
08 9446 5380
Harvey Norman Midland Seconds
CNR Clayton Street & Loyd Street Midland WA 6056
08 9374 8613
Harvey Norman Bundall Seconds
Shop 1 Harvey Norman Complex Ashmore Road Bundall QLD 4217
07 5584 3025
2 Day Final Clearance from our Mega Warehouse Sale – this Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April.