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Your First Choice for Scratch and Dent Appliances in North Charleston

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:

  • All of our scratch and dent or overstock appliances are in great condition, giving you years of reliable use
  • We only sell the best name brand scratch and dent appliances
  • We offer a one-year warranty on many products
  • We have the most competitive prices in South Carolina
  • Our customers always come first!

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 North Charleston, 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:

  • The product’s external packaging was slightly damaged
  • The product has a small scratch that is barely visible
  • The product has a slight dent that is hard to see
  • The product has a tiny “ding” from being moved around in the warehouse
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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.

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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

  • Scratch and dent doesn’t mean “damaged.” You could save as much as 50% or more off brand new appliances with minor scrapes or dents.
  • We have a huge selection of scratch and dent appliances for sale, including washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and much more.
  • Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair offers customers all major name brands in our industry, including Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Speed Queen, Maytag, Bosch, Frigidaire, and more.
  • Each of our scratch and dent appliances is examined before you buy to ensure they work properly.
  • We offer customers a one-year warranty on most scratch and dent appliances in North Charleston, so you can shop with confidence.
  • There is no credit needed to make a purchase at Preferred Appliance Sales and Repair. In fact, we offer up to $5,000 in approvals and can make arrangements for 90-day payment options.
  • We offer appliance delivery and repair options. We only charge $99 for in-home service calls!
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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.

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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.

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Overstock Appliances in North Charleston

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:

  • A retail store closes its doors, and its appliances and other stock must be liquidated
  • A retail store has an item that doesn’t sell as well as they had hoped
  • The manufacturer or their partners overestimated the amount of stock that they needed

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 North Charleston 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:

  • Microwaves
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • TVs
  • Dishwashers
  • Much More!
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Help Save the Environment

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 North Charleston

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 North Charleston. 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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Latest News in North Charleston

Charleston’s December was second-warmest recorded as unusual heat blanketed US

Last month was the second-warmest December ever recorded in Charleston, according to weather records that stretch back to 1937.Normally, the average temperature at the weather station by the airport in North Charleston is about 52 degrees during the last month of the year, Peter Mohlin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.But this December, on average, the mercury hit about 59 — a 7-degree departure.The only warmer December was in 2015, when the average temperature was 63.5, Mohlin said.T...

Last month was the second-warmest December ever recorded in Charleston, according to weather records that stretch back to 1937.

Normally, the average temperature at the weather station by the airport in North Charleston is about 52 degrees during the last month of the year, Peter Mohlin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.

But this December, on average, the mercury hit about 59 — a 7-degree departure.

The only warmer December was in 2015, when the average temperature was 63.5, Mohlin said.

The figure is the latest move indicating on a small scale what is happening across the planet: global warming, driven mostly by planet-insulating gases that are being spewed into Earth’s atmosphere.

“We’re definitely seeing all over the country fewer record lows being set and a lot more record highs,” said Andrew Pershing, the director of climate science at the nonprofit group Climate Central.

The changing climate is driven mostly by carbon emissions from coal- and gas-fueled power stations, gas-burning cars, trucks and watercraft, and some farming practices. These gases, which include carbon dioxide and methane, trap solar energy that would have otherwise escaped the atmosphere, making the planet warmer on average.

And so far, data has shown that colder places and colder periods are showing the warming signal the most. The Arctic, for example, is warming three times as fast as the global average, according to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. That includes, in part, the Greenland Ice Shelf, a massive store of frozen water that is pushing sea levels higher as it melts.

In the United States, winter is also the fastest-warming season, Pershing said. An analysis by Climate Central showed this was the case in most states, or 38 of the 49 analyzed.

Another contributor to this December’s warmth in South Carolina was the La Niña weather pattern, Pershing said. Usually associated with a higher chance of hurricane formation in the Atlantic, the pattern also tends to make the Southeast and East Coast warmer.

But warm weather has largely blanketed the continental United States east of the Rocky Mountains this winter, with some locations, like in Texas, reaching as high as 15 degrees above normal, Pershing said.

Typically, Charleston’s coldest single month every year is in January, with an average temperature of 49.5. The month started with a strong front that brought damaging winds, toppling a church steeple and collapsing scaffolding in the Charleston area.

Mohlin said there is no clear sign that the warmer atmosphere had influenced that storm. Farther north, the same system dropped several inches of snow on parts of Virginia and the mid-Atlantic, causing a traffic mess on Interstate 95 near Washington, D.C., that had extended well into the morning of Jan. 4.

3 new retail shops to open where North Charleston restaurant was demolished

A new building with three tenants will occupy the space where Applebee’s restaurant once stood on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.Eyemart will operate in the middle slot while Dunkin’ Donuts will be on the left, and Cycle Gear will move into the space on the right.Eyemart could open before the end of the year while opening timeframes for the other two businesses have not announced.The new businesses sit on an outparcel at 7818 Rivers Ave. i...

A new building with three tenants will occupy the space where Applebee’s restaurant once stood on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

Eyemart will operate in the middle slot while Dunkin’ Donuts will be on the left, and Cycle Gear will move into the space on the right.

Eyemart could open before the end of the year while opening timeframes for the other two businesses have not announced.

The new businesses sit on an outparcel at 7818 Rivers Ave. in front of the Promenade at Northwoods Shopping Center across from Northwoods Mall and the recently opened Bahama Breeze restaurant.

Southern outpost

A new wine shop is coming to downtown Charleston.

Lindsey Williams, the owner of Davidson Wine Co. of Davidson, N.C., plans to open Charleston Wine Co. at 63 S. Market St., according to Mandy Coleman with Charleston Restaurant Properties.

Williams hopes to open soon in the shop next to Byrd’s Famous Cookies.

She has applied for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor for on-premise use in the 589-square-foot shop that offers an upstairs as well. Williams plans to offer wines made in the Carolinas, local beer, charcuterie and desserts.

Sweet spot

A dessert shop that once was located in West Ashley plans to open soon in Mount Pleasant.

Gala Desserts is expected to welcome customers by mid-January at 123 Pitt St. in the Old Village. The shop previously was located at 829 Savannah Highway in Avondale.

What’s cooking?

Another new dining option is coming to North Charleston.

Alamo Ranch Restaurant plans to open at 5611 Rivers Ave. in Gas Lite Square Shopping Center.

An opening date has not been announced, but the eatery recently applied for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor for on-site use.

On the way

Rooted Bottle Market and Bar recently applied for its license to sell beer and wine for onsite and offsite use in northern Mount Pleasant.

The new shop will occupy 1,267 square feet at 3510 Park Avenue Blvd., Building 2, Suite 100, in The Bend at Carolina Park, a retail strip center of five buildings near Costco Wholesale.

Three of the buildings are fully leased with a variety of retail shops and restaurants as well as fitness centers and professional services, according to the commercial real estate firm Belk|Lucy’s website.

A fourth building has leases in four of the six spaces and the final building is being marketed for tenants.

Charleston Animal Society helps spay, neuter nearly 700 animals amid vet shortage

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Animal Society is continuing its efforts to save shelter animals held up in the nationwide veterinarian shortage.On Sunday, Charleston Animal Society announced its completion of two weeks worth of spaying and neutering operations for dogs and cats in animal shelters located in 11 different counties, throughout every region of the state.The organization completed 686 spaying and neutering surgeries.“Charleston Animal Society doesn’t just ‘react’ ...

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Animal Society is continuing its efforts to save shelter animals held up in the nationwide veterinarian shortage.

On Sunday, Charleston Animal Society announced its completion of two weeks worth of spaying and neutering operations for dogs and cats in animal shelters located in 11 different counties, throughout every region of the state.

The organization completed 686 spaying and neutering surgeries.

“Charleston Animal Society doesn’t just ‘react’ to problems, we get out there and find solutions,” says Charleston Animal Society President and CEO Joe Elmore.

State law prohibits shelter animals to be adopted without being spayed or neutered. Due to the veterinarian shortage, many animals cannot be spayed or neutered, which means they can’t be adopted.

Veterinarians from across the country were recruited through the No Kill South Carolina 2024 initiative to help push the spay and neutering operations.

447 of the surgeries were completed during the latest spay-neuter Week from December 6 to December 11 with veterinarians flown in from Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. 239 surgeries were completed during the first spay-neuter week held in November.

More information can be found at CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/SC-Spay-Neuter.

Free dental clinic expands in North Charleston, partnership between dentists and church

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of people will soon be able to receive free dental services due to an expansion of a partnership between a North Charleston church and a non-profit dental clinic.Since first opening in 1998, North Charleston Dental Outreach said it has provided more than $375,000 worth of dental care for people in the community.Come summer of 2022, North Charleston Dental Outreach will have a new home. While the non-profit has been offering free dental care to people for more than 20 years, organizers said it&...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Hundreds of people will soon be able to receive free dental services due to an expansion of a partnership between a North Charleston church and a non-profit dental clinic.

Since first opening in 1998, North Charleston Dental Outreach said it has provided more than $375,000 worth of dental care for people in the community.

Come summer of 2022, North Charleston Dental Outreach will have a new home. While the non-profit has been offering free dental care to people for more than 20 years, organizers said it’s time for an expansion to reach more people in the community.

The new location will be right next door to the Destiny Worship Center off Azalea Drive in North Charleston. People will be able to walk in and receive free dental services like emergency surgeries, teeth cleanings and removals.

Dr. Bill Sasser and Pastor Larry Goss formed a partnership to offer dental care for many people in the community who don’t have insurance or can’t afford care from a private dental practice.

“Partner with people who know the people in this community more than we do. That’s why we’re excited for this partnership because they’re right there in the community and can direct us on the right path,” said Dr. Sasser, Dental Director of North Charleston Dental Outreach.

The current clinic has three treatment rooms but organizers said it barely has any space for equipment or patients and has outdated technology.

Dr. Sasser and Pastor Goss said the new clinic will be double the size of the current location off Reynolds Avenue. They said it’ll also be fully handicap accessible, have updated technology, and will provide more education and preventative dental measures for patients.

“Not only will people receive services they need or can’t afford, but they can have connections. So after they’ve received dental services, they can come over to the church or food distribution to get resources for them as well,” said Larry Goss, Senior Pastor of the Destiny Worship Center.

The clinic operates with about 20 volunteers. Some are dentists from private practices, and others are dental students from MUSC. Organizers said they hope the new expansion will bring more volunteers to provide more services. The clinic said funds for the expansion came from community donations and some grants.

The clinic said free services aren’t only limited to people in North Charleston since they’ve had patients travel from Walterboro, Orangeburg and North Carolina.

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Feds raid North Charleston store, seize counterfeit sports jerseys

A sports apparel business previously located in the Northwoods Mall was raided last month by federal authorities investigating the sale of counterfeit clothing.Homeland Security Investigations’ Charleston office executed a federal search warrant on Dec. 14 at Game Over Sports as part of an investigation into allegations the store’s owner was selling counterfeit sports jerseys, according to federal records filed on Jan. 10 in U.S. District Court.A variety of jerseys seized from the business were determined to be phon...

A sports apparel business previously located in the Northwoods Mall was raided last month by federal authorities investigating the sale of counterfeit clothing.

Homeland Security Investigations’ Charleston office executed a federal search warrant on Dec. 14 at Game Over Sports as part of an investigation into allegations the store’s owner was selling counterfeit sports jerseys, according to federal records filed on Jan. 10 in U.S. District Court.

A variety of jerseys seized from the business were determined to be phony, records show.

Criminal charges have not been filed.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Derek Shoemake said he could not comment, saying only, “The filings speak for themselves.”

Lanard “Larry” Smith, the owner of the business, said in an interview on Jan. 12 he did not know the sports jerseys were counterfeit.

“The person that I was ordering stuff from, they said everything was legit. I had no clue until they came into the store,” Smith said.

Smith and his brother were previously convicted of trafficking in counterfeit apparel in 2008. Both men were sentenced to three years probation.

An operator at Northwoods Mall said Game Over Sports closed on Dec. 16.

The S.C. Secretary of State’s Office first alerted HSI in August that the business was suspected of selling counterfeit goods, according to an application for a federal warrant to seize property.

A federal cargo tracking database showed that four dozen shipments of clothing arrived at the business earlier in the year. The cargo came from countries such as Japan, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong.

Similar international cargo addressed to the brother and another man was also shipped to a Summerville apartment from June 2019 until May, records show.

At least seven of the international shippers were associated with intellectual property rights violations, according to the records.

An employee of the Secretary of State’s Office purchased suspected counterfeit apparel, including a Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey purported to be made by Nike, from the store on Sept. 28.

An investigator with a private company that specializes in intellectual property rights inspected the basketball jersey, purchased for $150, and determined it was a knock-off, records state.

Investigators determined other jerseys seized in the Dec. 14 raid were also counterfeit, according to records.

In addition to the jerseys, federal authorities seized more than $100,000 from the business’ bank accounts, records state.

Lanard Smith said on Jan. 12 he planned to retain legal counsel.

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