American Range 36" - Michigan dealers/distrib online ordering?
So I have searched for and read virtually every posting on AR here on the forum (I am presently remodeling my kitchen and looking for a pro style 36 inch gas range), as well as the Bluestar RNB and despite the relative general lack of information I am still really interested in the AR, which seems comparable to the Bluestar, and happens to be less expensive (though this is not necessarily the deciding factor). I checked the AR website for distribution, which, after I input my name and location, only pulled up one distributor for COMMERCIAL AR products in Ohio, about 4 hours away from where I live and Michigan was not one of their states for AR products. There were no residential distributors listed in my area at all (though I dont think this means dealers?) I Googled some online dealers to check prices and found one called "Kitchenall" a company based in Brooklyn NY and they actually have the ARROB-636N on sale - $600 off the retail price of $4914. I was interested in adding color (+595) and the leg caps (+99) and the total still comes to about $4900 and change, which seems like a pretty good deal to me. The only question that I still have is that the freight for curbside delivery comes up as free when I put in my zipcode, but their website says free shipping offers dont apply to residential delivery - so I would have to call them to see what the deal is on shipping. So -- questions -- does anyone know anything about this company? any personal experiences? what is the downside to ordering this range online? Also, any new information out there about AR and whether they have improved on their marketing, information they are putting out there about their residential line of ranges, customer service, quality issues, etc?? Anyone know anything about AR dealers/distribution in Michigan?
I have to say that I am absolutely amazed at the depth and breadth of knowledge on this forum r/t appliances - you all have been an invaluable source of information to me as I research my choice(s). Thanks!