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In a day and age where big box stores sell overpriced appliances to hardworking men and women, droves of Americans are flocking to scratch and dent retailers. At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we understand that money doesn’t grow on trees. That’s why we offer our customers the largest selection of overstock and scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina.

Finding a reputable, clean discount appliance store can be challenging. Unfortunately, companies in our industry get a bad rap. Sometimes, they earn it with dingy, poorly-lit stores, empty shelves, and mediocre customer service. At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we are proud to give our customers the “big box” structure of major chains mixed with personable service and affordable pricing of a discount appliance business. Our store is clean, our shelves are stocked, and our staff is ready and waiting to exceed your expectations.

The surge in popularity of scratch and dent appliances might be new, but we are far from a “fly by night” appliance store. As a locally owned and operated appliance store, we have worked very hard to build trust with our customers. We have years of experience selling quality scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina, from washers and dryers to outdoor grills and everything in between. Whether you know the exact brand and appliance you’re looking for or need the assistance of a friendly sales associate, we are here to make your shopping experience seamless and enjoyable!

Customers love Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair because:

When you visit our showroom, you will see a large selection of the following products:

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Scratch and Dent Appliances

Ask yourself this: Why should you pay top-dollar prices for brand new “in the box” appliances when you can have them out of the box with the same warranty for a significant amount less? When you begin to think about buying scratch and dent appliances in Summerville, it begins to make all the sense in the world.

Don’t let the term “scratch and dent” scare you – all of our appliances are high-quality, name-brand products that are in great condition. You won’t ever have to worry about an inoperable oven or a faulty dryer when you shop at Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair. Our appliances are all unused and shipped to use straight off the assembly line. That’s right – you’re paying bottom-of-the-barrel prices for brand new products that your family and friends will love.

You might be asking yourself, “What’s the catch?” It might sound too good to be true, but there isn’t any catch. Our scratch and dent appliances are sold at deep discounts because a minor cosmetic issue developed somewhere along the line. A few common reasons why appliances are labeled as scratch and dent include:

Unlike some of our competitors, our skilled technicians perform rigorous multi-point examinations on all our appliances. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your out-of-the-box appliance is ready for regular use as soon as it arrives at your home. With a one-year warranty on most scratch and dent items, our customers leave our showroom with a smile on their face knowing their purchase is protected.

And that, in a nutshell, is the Preferred Appliance Sales and Repairs difference: quality appliances, helpful customer service, and real warranties that you can feel good about.

Scratch and Dent Appliances – Are They Right for You?

Here’s the truth: Nobody wants an old, beat-up appliance with huge dents and scratches. Fortunately, we’re not talking about a banged-up dishwasher that barely works. Scratch and dent appliances are just like brand new, except they have a small nick that’s barely noticeable. The question is, are you OK with a small dent if it means you could save 25% off your purchase? What about 50% off? If you were to do a Google search on a name-brand appliance and compare its price to the same item in our showroom, you would see just how cost-effective scratch and dent shopping can be.

The majority of our customers are savvy shoppers who don’t mind tiny imperfections if it means that they will get a great deal. In many cases, these imperfections are paint-based, which are easily fixed with a little elbow grease. If you’re in the market for a fully functional, nearly-new appliance and don’t mind a small blemish, buying scratch and dent appliances is a great choice that won’t break your bank.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Scratch and Dent Appliances

Appliances can be a big investment, even if you’re buying them at significant discounts. Of course, you want to keep your appliances in good shape, so they continue working properly for years. Once you buy one of our scratch and dent appliances, keep in mind these tips to keep your new merchandise in great working order:

Clean Inside and Out

All appliances need to be cleaned, even washing machines. As an example, cleaning the coils of your new scratch and dent refrigerator will keep it running efficiently.

Only Use Appliances as They Were Intended

If your kids love to play near your appliances, be sure they aren’t standing or sitting on them. If you’re using a scratch and dent dishwasher or clothes dryer, don’t overload them. If your appliance requires specific products, like a high-efficiency laundry detergent, only use the recommended products.

Change filters

You probably know that clothes drying machines have filters that must be changed. However, other appliances like dishwashers and ice makers can also have filters. Read your appliance’s manual to see if your product has a filter, and if so, how often it needs to be changed.

Overstock Appliances in Summerville

Much like our scratch and dent merchandise, overstock appliances have become incredibly popular in recent times. While many savvy shoppers already know about the deals associated with overstock items, others hear “overstock appliances” and immediately think something is wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth!

There’s a simple explanation for overstock appliances in South Carolina, and it’s right in the name. Overstock items are products that manufacturers have made too many of or have a surplus of stock that needs to be sold. This is great news for shoppers who can get new, brand-name appliances at a fraction of their original cost.

There are many reasons why a manufacturer might need to sell their merchandise as overstock:

While overstock items are perfectly normal, some customers think they aren’t worth purchasing because of a perceived “expiration date.” The fact is, overstock and surplus appliances are common in every industry because inventory management isn’t an easy job. Sometimes people make errors, but those mistakes can turn into amazing opportunities for high-quality appliances at great prices.

Overstock Appliances Explained

Retailers have to deal with surplus merchandise all the time because older stock must be removed to make room for newer appliances. When a retailer has a surplus of a particular appliance, they will typically reach out to the manufacturer to see if they can return their overstocked appliances. Because these manufacturers charge retailers to restock these surplus items, many retailers choose instead to off-load their stock at a discounted price, and that’s where Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair steps in.

The bottom line? Overstock appliances in Summerville are common, brand new, and waiting for you to check out at our showroom. We carry all the major appliance brand names, like Whirlpool, LG, Bosch, Maytag, Kenmore, and even Samsung. Unlike our scratch and dent products, you aren’t going to find any minor dings or scratches on our overstock appliances. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t – when manufacturers make too much, you’re in luck.

At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, we have a vast selection of overstock appliances for you to choose from, including:

Buy Scratch and Dent Appliances, Help Save the Environment

Buying overstock or scratch and dent appliances in South Carolina is not just a way to get a great deal on a name-brand product – it’s also a great way to help protect our environment. As you might have guessed, unused scratch and dent merchandise usually end up in a landfill to sit and rot. When these appliances are brought to landfills, they release toxic greenhouse gases and harmful substances as their chemical and metal composition deteriorate.

When you buy a scratch and dent appliance from Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, know that you are doing your part to help protect our environment. When you break it down, buying products and appliances that would otherwise go to a landfill is a win-win. You’re getting an incredible discount on a high-quality appliance and you’re diminishing the harmful greenhouse gases that harm our precious environment.

The Premier Provider of Overstock and Scratch and Dent Appliances in Summerville

If you’re still on the fence about giving scratch and dent products a chance, we encourage you to visit our discount appliance store in Summerville. We have a full selection of appliances for you to see, like refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, and microwaves. If you’re looking for it, chances are we have it in stock!

If you have questions or need assistance choosing the right appliance for your home and budget, we’re here to help however possible. Whether you need a detailed rundown of how an appliance works or would like to hear more information about our easy financing options, our team will take the time to answer your questions.

At Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair, our customers always come first!

Latest News in Summerville

PPP Loans Benefited Summerville Businesses

SUMMERVILLE, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Summerville. The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021. There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335. ...

SUMMERVILLE, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Summerville.

The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021.

There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335.

Loan applications were processed through banks and other traditional lenders, with the SBA backing the resulting loans. Around $800 billion in loans were approved nationwide under the program.

The loans are forgivable if borrowers meet certain criteria, including spending at least 60 percent of the money on payroll costs and maintaining employee compensation levels.

Below are some Summerville businesses that benefited from the program according to the SBA. Check here for a full, searchable database.

SCOUT BOATS, INC.

SPORTSMAN BOATS MANUFACTURING, INC.

KNIGHT'S COMPANIES, INC.

SWEETGRASS PEDIATRICS LLC

MCELVEEN BUICK-GMC, INC.

ORIGIN POINT BRANDS, LLC

CHARLESTON GASTROENTEROLOGY SPECIALISTS, PA

AFFINITY HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS LLC

HOOVER AUTOMOTIVE, LLC

SUMMERVILLE AUTO LLC

Nationally, the accommodation/food service industry received the largest share of loans in 2021, with 15 percent of the total.

Around 87 percent of the loans approved in 2021 were for $50,000 or less, and they accounted for a third of the total approved amount. The average loan size was $42,000.

The program wasn't without controversy. Banks tended to prioritize large, established businesses, according to a New York Times analysis. Congress raised fees for small loans in December to encourage lenders to make small business loans, and rules were changed in February to allow unprofitable solo businesses to qualify.

Several large companies drew public ire after it was revealed that they took PPP loans instead of relying on traditional capital-raising activities. The outcry prompted the SBA to review all loan applications over $2 million and issue guidance that the program was intended for businesses that lacked access to other cash-raising methods.

Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data from the SBA for approved loans of $150,000 or more, although some loans ultimately were not made. Business owners can contact the SBA if information about a loan isn't correct. SBA data occasionally contains duplicate entries. Other feedback can be sent to content@patch.com.

Summerville fall youth sports registration opens

Registration for Summerville Parks and Recreation Fall 2021 youth sports programs runs through Aug. 1. The town has opened registration for its Youth flag football, tee ball, baseball and soccer Fall seasons. All programs are coed. Registration for all programs is available at the Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation Office located at 301 North Hickory Street from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. Sundays as well as by appointment only at the Gahag...

Registration for Summerville Parks and Recreation Fall 2021 youth sports programs runs through Aug. 1.

The town has opened registration for its Youth flag football, tee ball, baseball and soccer Fall seasons. All programs are coed.

Registration for all programs is available at the Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation Office located at 301 North Hickory Street from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. Sundays as well as by appointment only at the Gahagan Park Office at 515 West Boundary Street. Online registration is available at https://secure.rec1.com/SC/summerville-sc/catalog.

The registration fee is $45 for Summerville residents and $65 for non-residents. A $10 late fee will be added starting Aug. 2. Forms of payment accepted include cash, check and credit cards.

A birth certificate or military ID, proof of residency and proof of medical insurance are required to register.

Practices for all Fall programs will start in August. Games will be played evenings Monday through Thursday and/or Saturday mornings in mid-September and October at the Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex at Gahagan Park with the one exception being the town’s 10U baseball teams that compete at a different local facility.

Each Fall program has its own age groups and equipment requirements, but none allow the use of metal cleats for any age group.

Youth flag football age groups are: 5U (4-5), 7U (6-7) 9U (8-9), 11U (10-11) and 14U (12-14). Participants must provide their own mouthpiece and “no pocket” pants. Participants will receive a game jersey. Teams will be furnished with footballs, flags and other necessary equipment.

Youth baseball age groups are: Tee Ball 4U (3-4) and 6U (5-6), Coach Pitch 8U (7-8), and Baseball 10U (9-10). Participants must provide their own grey baseball pants and a glove. Participants for the 8U and 10U groups must provide their own batting helmet with a mask.

Baseball players will receive a game jersey and a cap. Teams will be furnished with bats, balls and tees. Catcher gear will be supplied for 8-10 group.

Youth soccer age groups are: 4U (3-4), 6U (5-6), 8U (7-8) and 10U (9-10). Participants must provide their shin guards and “no pocket” pants. Participants will receive a game jersey and socks. Teams will be furnished with additional soccer balls, cones, and other equipment.

Charleston's CRAFT Flight Training Granted Provisional Part 141 Training Approval by FAA

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Charleston Regional Accelerated Flight Training and Simulation, also known as CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation, today announced it has received its Provisional Part 141 Training approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) becoming only the second school in South Carolina, and the only school in Charleston and the Lowcountry Region approved by the FAA to offer Part 141 courses for flight training. "We are proud, delighted and thrilled to earn our Provisional Par...

CHARLESTON, S.C., July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Charleston Regional Accelerated Flight Training and Simulation, also known as CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation, today announced it has received its Provisional Part 141 Training approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) becoming only the second school in South Carolina, and the only school in Charleston and the Lowcountry Region approved by the FAA to offer Part 141 courses for flight training.

"We are proud, delighted and thrilled to earn our Provisional Part 141 Status," said Amanda Aldea, co-owner of CRAFT Flight School. Mrs. Aldea runs the school along with her husband, Jay Aldea and their partner Barry Emerson. She continued, "Organizing and leading our flight school through the FAA accreditation process has been a substantial and serious undertaking. But it's a goal we've been working toward ever since we bought CRAFT in 2019. It feels really good."

"Now that we can offer both Part 141 and Part 61 training, it means we can offer more flexibility to our students. We can cater to both career-minded pilots who are training or retraining on new equipment and the weekend hobbyist who is looking to challenge themselves," Aldea explained.

141 Certification Key to New CRAFT-CSI Program

The new FAA designation was a necessary step for the school to offer South Carolina's first college aeronautics program through Charleston Southern University (CSU). CSU will begin to offer the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (Professional Pilot) program in the fall of 2021.

Students enrolled in the new program next fall will be able to choose between three main tracks: commercial, military or missionary aviation.

"There has always been a strong relationship between South Carolina's economy and the aviation sector. I'm for any initiative that helps the community learn about and enjoy aviation. What CRAFT is doing will help promote aviation as a viable career path, especially with younger people. This is really key to meeting the need for pilots in the industry."

--Terry Connorton, President - South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA)

Expanded Training Meets Growing Demand For Pilots

As passenger flight demand rebounds from Covid-19, the aviation industry is still hungry for qualified pilots. While the pandemic alleviated the pilot shortage almost overnight in 2020, a recent study by the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman predicts the pilot shortage will return by 2022. The study estimates there will be a nearly 60,000-pilot shortfall.

The root cause of the pilot shortage varies by region, the study concluded. "In the U.S., it's an aging workforce facing mandatory retirement, fewer pilots exiting the military, and barriers to entry, including the cost of training," the report noted.

What Is FAA Part 141 Approval?

Part 141 schools are specifically approved by the FAA to teach certain courses in a structured and organized way. The purpose of Part 141 is to ensure the highest level of student training possible. These courses may be taught on a rigid schedule and at a faster pace, allowing students to complete the full program in as little as 12 months with reduced minimum hours required.

Why Choose One Kind of Flight Training Over Another?

Part 61 Training:

Part 141 Training:

Fewer Hours To Flight

The main advantage to training at an accredited Part 141 flight school is that dedicated students can progress quickly. Under Part 141, students can gain certificates with fewer hours in the airplane.

A Stable Curriculum

Part 141 flight schools have a strictly defined training environment. These flight programs are typically created for the career-minded pilot and offer a curriculum geared toward professionals. While both Part 61 and Part 141 are policed by same FAA standards, a Part 141 environment can operate more efficiently while training pilots toward a specific career path.

The FAA reviews Part 141 curriculum on a regular basis, checking for consistency, continuity and acceptable flight training practices.

Earning The 141 Designation

According to the FAA, a Part 141 school must operate with a certain degree of continuity and quality. When a student completes one stage, they must pass a stage check before moving on to the next. Ground and flight training instructors must follow the same approved syllabus and same training standards, which makes learning from different instructors easy.

Second, Part 141 schools must maintain satisfactory performance rates. Without the FAA checking in on them constantly, Part 61 instructors aren't always penalized for being sub-par. A high failure rate, for example, may go unnoticed. In a Part 141 environment, however, poor instruction is taken seriously and reviewed by the FAA to ensure a proper training environment.

About CRAFT Flight Training & Simulation

Whether you plan to help fill the commercial airline pilot shortage or dream of cruising the skies with your family for a trip in your own plane, CRAFT Flight Training and Simulation offers affordable, safe, and convenient programs to suit the many different needs of pilots in training.

CRAFT provides access to the most modern, safest, and cost-effective training aircraft in General Aviation with glass-cockpit equipped Diamond aircraft and the Redbird Full-Motion Simulator, as well as Cessna 172 steam-gauge aircraft. Combining unparalleled customer service, modern training aircraft, passionate and knowledgeable flight instructors, and high-quality training programs, CRAFT equips new pilots and provides advanced training for current pilots. CRAFT also provides aircraft ownership opportunities designed to meet customer goals, schedule and lifestyle.

With locations at Charleston International Airport and Summerville Airport in Summerville, SC, CRAFT runs regular office hours from 9am to 5pm for walk-in inquiries. Visit http://www.flycraftchs.com/141 for more information.

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Dorchester County Council 'frustrated,' voting on soccer club's land use agreement again

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — An ongoing dispute between Dorchester County and the Charleston Soccer Club may be coming to a head on Monday. The county wants to take the soccer fields in Summerville and create a world-class sports complex, but the soccer club is leasing the fields from the county until 2046. The county and soccer club have been going back and forth for months and don't seem any closer to a resolution. The fields are in the Oakbrook Tax Increment Financing District, also known as TIF. The specia...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — An ongoing dispute between Dorchester County and the Charleston Soccer Club may be coming to a head on Monday.

The county wants to take the soccer fields in Summerville and create a world-class sports complex, but the soccer club is leasing the fields from the county until 2046.

The county and soccer club have been going back and forth for months and don't seem any closer to a resolution.

The fields are in the Oakbrook Tax Increment Financing District, also known as TIF.

The special tax revenue would allow the county to fix areas that haven't seen a lot of investment.

County council wants to invest $5 million toward the property. Plans call for six soccer fields, two basketball courts, along with all new parking and a renovated main building.

But to do that, the lease with the club would need to be terminated.

The county has already voted twice to end the lease, saying the soccer club was in violation of the land use agreement - citing fencing issues and public access.

But the county has continued extending the agreement in hopes of reaching common ground.

"Our goal is to have a stellar soccer complex there that will allow us to get a lot of people there playing, that will potentially allow us to bring in other teams from the state, other areas outside of the state to maybe have small soccer tournaments there," said Dorchester County Councilmember David Chinnis.

ABC News 4 asked Chinnis if they've already terminated the agreement twice now and keep going back on it, what's different this time?

He says the level of frustration.

Melissa Britton is the executive director of the Charleston Soccer Club.

She argues the soccer club has allowed public use of the fields.

The county wants the club to sign off on a memorandum of understanding.

Tax rules would require that agreement be re-evaluated every 199 days.

In theory, the county could decide if the club would be allowed to continue using the field. Britton says she can't sign the document in good faith.

"They can’t just unilaterally kick us out, there’s a due process that has to be followed and I think they’d have to file lawsuits," said Britton.

She adds she's willing to fight this until the end, even if that means going to the courts.

Both parties say they'd like to come to a resolution where everyone wins.

Council will be voting on whether to terminate the land use agreement at its meeting on Monday.

Britton says she plans on having representation at it.

Town of Summerville to start rent, mortgage and utility assistance program

SUMMERVILLE — Nearly 80 Summerville families in need will have an opportunity for additional financial assistance from the town. Summerville is planning to offer up to six months of rent, mortgage and utility payment assistance to residents through its “Summerville Home to Stay” program. The max amount for each household is $7,500. The service is part of a Community Development Block Grant Program that’s funded through The CARES Act, a federal coronavirus aid bill. The town will have more than $400,000 ...

SUMMERVILLE — Nearly 80 Summerville families in need will have an opportunity for additional financial assistance from the town.

Summerville is planning to offer up to six months of rent, mortgage and utility payment assistance to residents through its “Summerville Home to Stay” program. The max amount for each household is $7,500.

The service is part of a Community Development Block Grant Program that’s funded through The CARES Act, a federal coronavirus aid bill. The town will have more than $400,000 to distribute through the assistance program.

With organizers expecting to help 75 households, the funds will be given on a first-come first-served basis.

“The money is just sitting there waiting to be used,” said P.J. Harbert, the town’s grants writer.

This comes after many families in South Carolina and across the U.S. in general have been faced with new financial struggles with recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, a federal pause on evictions was issued.

On June 24, it was announced that the eviction mortarium would be extended for one month, giving people more time to take advantage for rent assistance programs.

Summerville area residents also haven’t been immune to feeling the financial struggles. John Michael Stagliano is the founder of the nonprofit Home Again.

The organization supplies furniture and household items for people transitioning out of homelessness. Recently, he said the organization has seen a noticeable influx of people reaching out to them for help.

In Summerville, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance reports that low-income households spend 71 percent of their income on housing and transportation.

“It’s been difficult for everybody,” Stagliano said.

But in addition to the new rental assistance program, Summerville area residents have access to free housing counseling the second Tuesday of every month through the Charleston Trident Urban League.

The program also offers advice around building financial assets.

“The reason why most people are struggling in the pandemic is because they didn’t have any assets,” said Otha Meadows, president and CEO of the league.

As far as Summerville’s rental assistance program, it will be done in partnership with Origin SC, a professional financial and housing counseling nonprofit. The nonprofit will help residents with organizing applications.

Residents can also email Harbert at harbert@summervillesc.gov for any additional questions. The town will also be paying utility companies and landlords directly.

To qualify for the assistance, applicants must live within the legal boundaries of the town of Summerville. The households also have to be at or below 80 percent area median income.

In the Dorchester County area, the median family income is $82,100. Officials are estimating as many as 100 calls a day while only being able to help around 60 families.

“Once the money is gone it’s gone,” Harbert said. “If you need this, you need to do this right out of the gate.”

Officials said they are hoping to start accepting applications by July 16.

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