Appliances in Knightsville
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Your First Choice for Scratch and Dent Appliances in Knightsville
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:
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 Knightsville, 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.
Scratch and Dent Quick Facts
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:
Overstock Appliances in Knightsville
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 Knightsville 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 Knightsville
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 Knightsville. 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.
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Solomon Offers What Your Dentist Doesn't
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Here is a scenario: You are in pain from swelling in your jaw, mouth, or face. You call your dentist, but it’s the weekend. What do you do?You head to the Solomon Family Dentistry office in Sangaree or Mt. Pleasant, where an oral surgeon awaits, even on Saturday and Sunday. And don’t worry about how you will pay because Solomon Family Dentistry accepts more than 300 insurance plans, including yours."If you have pain, we’ll see you the same day – even if you’re not an existing customer," s...
Here is a scenario: You are in pain from swelling in your jaw, mouth, or face. You call your dentist, but it’s the weekend. What do you do?
You head to the Solomon Family Dentistry office in Sangaree or Mt. Pleasant, where an oral surgeon awaits, even on Saturday and Sunday. And don’t worry about how you will pay because Solomon Family Dentistry accepts more than 300 insurance plans, including yours.
"If you have pain, we’ll see you the same day – even if you’re not an existing customer," says Dr. Jason Solomon, the son of the founder, Dr. Fred Solomon, and now a partner in the practice.
Your dentist doesn’t offer that service. In fact, no dentist in the Lowcountry offers that service.
Even if you don’t need an oral surgeon, Solomon is the most accessible dental practice in the area. Their six offices are all open Monday through Saturday and each one accepts walk-ins. Because they accept basically every insurance you could have, they’re in-network for you (even if you are a walk-in).
Indeed, there are only six days every year – the major holidays – when Solomon Family Dentistry does not have an office open. During the other 359 days (360 on a leap year), patients are encouraged to come on in!
Oral surgery isn’t the only specialty Solomon offers. Pediatric dentists practice next door to their Carnes Crossing and Knightsville locations six days a week, so you can bring your kids in for a checkup while you have yours next door. The pediatric dentists offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation to comfort children who are apprehensive by injections.
What do patients think about Solomon Family Dentistry’s amazing availability and affordability? For the fifth straight year, Solomon has been named a Charleston Choice winner for Best General Dentistry in the Lowcountry by the readers of The Post and Courier. In addition, for the straight second year, Solomon Kids Pediatric Dentistry has won the award for Best Pediatric Dentist.
It turns out that when you provide quality treatment to people with an affordable price and flexible hours, they like it!
Besides the 300+ insurance plans accepted by Solomon, they also offer a membership plan for those without insurance called Solomon Savers. For a small monthly fee, patients under the Solomon Savers program receive two free cleanings and exams, including x-rays, at no extra charge. Solomon accepts Medicaid and CHIP for families that can’t afford to pay.
Solomon Family Dentistry also employs cutting-edge technology, offering same-day crowns, root canals, and extractions. With crowns, there’s no need to walk around with a temporary crown for a couple of weeks before returning for a permanent crown.
"We feel like everybody should be offered quality treatment at an affordable price and with flexible hours, which is our motto," says Dr. Solomon, a West Ashley native and graduate of Middleton High School and the College of Charleston.
It’s true: Nobody does it quite like Solomon Family Dentistry.
Interested in learning more about Solomon Family Dentistry, or visiting one of their six area locations? Call (843) 871-0842, or use their online form to request an appointment. To learn all about Solomon Dentistry’s offerings, visit their website at SolomonDentistry.com.
Living the Life in Summerville: Primate sanctuary is saving thousands of lives
By Casey L. Taylor, JDTucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the da...
By Casey L. Taylor, JD
Tucked away near Summerville, SC – the place known as “Flowertown, USA” – is a sanctuary dedicated to gibbons (small apes). It’s a jungle-like wonderland that has lifesaving at the core of its mission.
The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) sanctuary is a secret to many locals. It is situated on over 40 acres of land surrounded by lush woods. Neighbors are lucky enough to hear the songs and great calls of these interesting primates throughout the day and night.
The sanctuary is home to 36 gibbons, the smallest of the apes, who have been rescued or retired from laboratories, deplorable “roadside” attractions, or the pet trade. IPPL provides lifetime care to these incredible endangered species and works to educate the community on the plight of gibbons in the wild.
The gibbon residents at the sanctuary have indoor night houses that are hurricane-grade, expansive outdoor habitats, and aerial walkways that give them the choice to safely move about their designated areas as they wish. It is important to the organization that each sanctuary resident is given as much freedom of choice as possible in a captive environment, while keeping them safe. Despite most residents having a rough start to their lives, they thrive at IPPL. They even have some residents nearing the age of 60!
IPPL is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s remaining primates, great and small. For the last 45 years, IPPL has made a global impact by securing an export ban on primates from Thailand (saving thousands and thousands of lives) and working with over 20 reputable primate rescue and rehabilitation centers in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America.
IPPL not only supports their efforts to care for native primates who have been rescued and are in need of rehabilitation or lifetime care, but also to thwart poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers, as well as educate local villages and communities on how they can help be part of the solution in preserving native populations of primates.
Small Team, Big Impact
With a small but mighty team of animal caregivers, maintenance technicians, office staff, and dog nannies, IPPL provides compassionate lifetime care for every resident, which includes nutritious and delicious fresh produce three times a day for the gibbons, as well as veterinary care and enrichment — to stimulate those intelligent minds of theirs!
Forms of enrichment vary from food puzzles that the gibbon must figure out in order to get their healthy treats, to special time with their favorite caregiver. Bubble-blowing is a big hit with some of the gibbons. Tong, who was one of the first four original residents at the sanctuary, loves a good foot rub — what girl doesn’t?
Absolutely nothing beats a life in the wild, but for these residents that is sadly not a reality. The team at IPPL feels that the least they can do is make the rest of these individuals’ lives the happiest and healthiest they can be. From residents used in invasive human vaccination studies and locomotion tests, to those kept in less-than-favorable conditions, IPPL’s sanctuary is a safe and loving place for them to thrive and to live as gibbons should.
Casey L. Taylor, JD is the Executive Director of IPPL.
MORE ABOUT IPPL
The sanctuary is not open to the public as an attraction, but it holds educational events in the community and offers options to visit during special times. Sign up to receive their e-newsletters on their website (www.ippl.org) and be the first to know about opportunities and events.
People are overwhelmed with stuff, so junk-hauling businesses are booming in Charleston
Clutter, junk and a general over-abundance of stuff has prompted storage unit businesses to pop up all over the Charleston area. But what if you don’t want to store it? What if you just want it gone?That’s where junk removal companies come in, and like self-storage businesses, they’ve been growing in number locally and across the United States. Some are small local businesses and others are national franchises.For a price, they’ll come and cart away everything in a garage, or remove construction debris, ...
Clutter, junk and a general over-abundance of stuff has prompted storage unit businesses to pop up all over the Charleston area. But what if you don’t want to store it? What if you just want it gone?
That’s where junk removal companies come in, and like self-storage businesses, they’ve been growing in number locally and across the United States. Some are small local businesses and others are national franchises.
For a price, they’ll come and cart away everything in a garage, or remove construction debris, or truck away everything that’s left after a person moves out of a home. Some will help homeowners sort through their things, or demolish a backyard play set or shed.
“Junk removal is very much an industry where a client has items they don’t want any more, typically household items,” said Dylan Mullins, owner and manager of Tidewater Junk Removal in Goose Creek. “Over time they have become, instead of useful products, obstacles in their life.
“We remove that stress from their life,” he said.
Paul Hayes just got into the business. In April he opened the Charleston-area Junk King franchise. It’s one of several national franchises, along with College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving, and 800-GOT-JUNK.
“When people just want to reclaim their domain, they call us,” said Hayes. “We say the only thing you have to lift is your phone and your wallet.”
Hayes got into the business after 12 years in the Air Force, encouraged by a cousin who owns the San Diego Junk King.
Lots of Hayes’ initial jobs involved debris left over from home improvement projects, the sort of heavy material that can’t easily be put out for trash collection. At 8 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, he was removing a heavy pile of roof shingles from a back yard in North Charleston.
“It’s like a breath of fresh air when we go to an apartment complex in Mount Pleasant where someone is downsizing,” Hayes said. “Our first customer was a guy in Summerville who had a brick wall he had knocked down.”
The junk removal businesses don’t just pick things up and haul them away. Most sort materials and donate usable items to local charities, which helps the charities and reduces landfill costs for the haulers. Electronic waste, such as televisions and computers, must be sent to specialty recyclers.
“We give most everything that has value to different charities,” said Paul Galmitz, owner of Dr. Clutter of the Lowcountry. “The rest gets recycled or scrapped.
“We’ll help people downsize and go through their things,” he said. “It might be helping people who are moving to assisted living or a smaller home.”
Most of the businesses are small, with a truck or two and several employees. They try to stand out by offering better prices and specialized or extra services, or by having different equipment.
Tidewater, for example, will drop off a collapsible, fabric dumpster that can hold 4,500 pounds. To lift such a thing when it’s full they have a truck with a mechanical claw.
“The great thing about those is they get it delivered for free, they have it for two weeks and they can fill it up at their leisure,” Mullins said. “Most folks could empty a one-car garage full of debris into one of those.”
Hauling the dumpster-bag away costs $225 for up to 2,000 pounds, and $75 per ton after that, he said.
Other junk removers charge based on how much space materials take up on a truck. Hayes charges $75 to remove a single item, and up to $588 to fill up his 18-yard truck.
“That’s essentially six pickup trucks,” he said.
Galmitz said he’ll help people make decisions about what to get rid of.
“We’ll go through things they’ve have for 40 or 50 years and help them decide what to do,” he said.
Elderly residents who are downsizing or decluttering to prepare for a move or just have things they can’t do themselves are often customers. Owners of rental properties are also a source of business.
“There are a lot of people who have a couple of homes, and summer rental season is coming, and they’ve got a bunch of stuff under their house that they need gone,” Galmitz said.
In some communities, just about anything can be put out by the curb for trash collection, but that’s not true everywhere, and even in areas with liberal policies there are restrictions on size and certain materials. For example, a large roll of carpet or the remains of a backyard play set might have to be cut into smaller pieces for curbside collection.
“Where there’s kind of a void, for our customers, is when they have large objects that don’t fit the size and bundling requirement,” Mullins said.
“What we find is that older folks, or people who are just short on time, will come to us because we do all these things,” he said. “The more the population increases, the more services like ours are needed.”
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New fire station coming to Summerville
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located b...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.
Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.
There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located between the traffic circle and the Coastal Center on Miles Jameson Road. It would be on the same side of the road as the Coastal Center.
Waring says Fire Station 6 is going to improve their efficiency, especially as Summerville continues to grow.
“Just looking at the response times and what not for the area that this station’s going to serve,” Waring said. “Neighborhoods such as Summerville Place, the Lakes of Summerville, and those neighborhoods that are in town, it’ll improve our response time to those areas, and that’s what we were looking to do.”
Waring says the closest Summerville fire station to this area is on Trolley Road in the Oakbrook community. While that station averages about a seven to 10 minute response time to the area, Waring says the new Fire Station 6 will get them down to a less than five minute response time.
Waring says Summerville Fire is working with Dorchester County on the land agreement for the new station. While it is in town limits, he says they are going to be able to serve some areas in unincorporated Dorchester County as well.
Waring says they’ve renovated two existing stations over the last few years, but the last new station in town was Fire Station 5 in Knightsville. That was built back in 2014.
“Well, it’s just, it’s exciting,” Waring said. “Anytime you add a new fire station facility, it’s great for the department because it gives us a sense of pride for a new facility, and it’s also a better service we’ll be able to provide for our citizens, so we’re excited for that.”
Waring says Fire Station 6 will have the same features as the other stations in town, like work out equipment, diesel exhaust systems, and safety features on the building.
Fire Station 6 will have one fire engine and 12 firemen based out of it.
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Pumpkin patches in Charleston, SC
With Halloween coming up, pumpkins are starting to pop up outside every grocery store and big-box chain in the Lowcountry.While it may be more convenient to snag a pumpkin during your weekly supermarket sweep, there is something nostalgic about traipsing through the dirt + vines and picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern. Aside from having hundreds of gourds to choose from, many pumpkin patches have other festive features like corn mazes, apple cider, hayrides, and haunt...
With Halloween coming up, pumpkins are starting to pop up outside every grocery store and big-box chain in the Lowcountry.
While it may be more convenient to snag a pumpkin during your weekly supermarket sweep, there is something nostalgic about traipsing through the dirt + vines and picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern.
Aside from having hundreds of gourds to choose from, many pumpkin patches have other festive features like corn mazes, apple cider, hayrides, and haunted houses.
So where can you get the full pumpkin patch experience? Keep scrolling for 8 local pumpkin patches open this season.
Dreaming Farms 1540 Camp Rd., James Island Open daily Come out for corn stalks, marigolds, heirloom pumpkins, and ornamental peppers. Live music on the weekends from 12-4 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch at John Wesley United Methodist Church 626 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley Open daily through Oct. 31 Buy a pumpkin + support youth missions at the church.
The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Located across from 2330 N. Hwy. 17 Open through Oct. 31 Open weekends in October Admission: $12 Pick your own pumpkin + pay by the pound. Enjoy a giant slide, petting zoo, hayrides, and giant corn maze. Hibben United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch 690 Coleman Ave., Mt. Pleasant Open through Oct. 31 Open daily Proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit Hibben UMC outreach programs.
The Pumpkin Patch at Mistletoe Lane 3408 Mistletoe Ln., Summerville Open through Oct. 30 Open daily Pumpkins, and hay bales, and mums, oh my.
Pumpkin Patch at Knightsville United Methodist Church 1505 Central Ave., Summerville Open through Oct. 30 Open daily Pick out pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Pumpkin Junction850 E. Butternut Rd., Summerville Open Sat., Oct. 30 9 a.m.-3p.m. Enjoy hayrides, food trucks, talent shows, costume contests, and live music.
West Farm Corn Maze 2641 Cooper Store Rd., Moncks Corner Open through Oct. 31 Open Wednesday-Sunday In addition to picking pumpkins, walk through a 0.4 mile or a 2.9-mile corn maze, take a hayride, or try the apple slingshot (3 tries for $2).
Disclaimer: Before heading out to these pumpkin patches, we recommend contacting them to make sure they are still fully stocked + operating. Some locations may close once the pumpkins are gone.