What's the best approach to buying appliances?
I'm narrowing down what I want in my appliances:
Either a Capital or a Blue Star range, not quite sure on size yet, don't really care which of the two I get they seem so equal.
Electrolux Wave touch wall oven
Wolf Pro Island range hood w/ external blower
Either a KitchenAid or LG counter depth french door fridge.
I already have the dishwasher so that's out of the equation.
Here's my question:
What's the best way to buy appliances? Blue Star is only available from one local dealer, CC is available from two. My thinking is to buy the appliances the same way I'd buy a car: e-mail all of the local dealers and a few of the online ones (AJ Madison, ABT, etc...) and give them a list of model numbers and see who gives me the lowest price on the overall package.
Is this reasonable? Have other people tried this approach? While I know some of these appliance makers force MAP pricing on their vendors, I figure on the package overall I should be able to save some money.