Scratches Make Dent In Appliance Budget

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Appliances for your new kitchen, or that remodeling job you have been itching to do, don't have to make a big dent in your budget.

With a visit to Home and Hangar appliance, you can find quality merchandise for great value. For instance, owner Michael Keyser is offering a $12,500 restaurant-quality GE Monogram refrigerator for $4,200. He has a 36-inch wide, double-rack, microwave and convection oven combination for $150.

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When Michael Keyser opened Home and Hangar he was only selling scratched and dented new appliances in an effort to meet a need he saw in the community. In the few short months since opening in January, the business has grown to include out-of-the-box units as well.

If a customer does not see what they are looking for in refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves or freezers, Home and Hangar can probably order it. The store carries numerous brand names, including GE, Speed Queen, Frigidaire, Danby, Brown, Premiere, Haier, Franklin Chef, Waste King, Whirlaway, Five Star and Crosley. Keyser is also looking into selling propane grills for the summer.

Keyser sells new scratched-and-dented appliances. When he opened in January, his slogan was, "Scratch and dent saves you dollar and cents." On occasion, he will have good condition, used appliances as well.

"We started as a scratch-and-dent appliance store to bring real value for the money," he said. "People looking for appliances did not have many options without driving 100 miles to the Valley."

Keyser is a novice in the appliance business. His background was in fleet management.

"I learn something new everyday," he said. "And that's a good thing, you should learn something new every day."

Keyser would like to expand the business by adding a repair service.

In fact, he is looking for the right person for that side of things right now.

The store, at 1305 Red Baron Road in the airport industrial park, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday. Afternoon deliveries are made on Wednesday and new stock is put on the floor.

"If someone needs to come in after hours, due to their work schedule, all they have to do is give us a call before closing and we will make arrangements for someone to be here to have the store open and help," Keyser said.

While the business has only been open since January, Keyser has already identified the biggest benefit of working in Payson.

"Everyone in Payson seems to be wonderful," he said. "They're friendly, nice and open."

Keyser moved to the area from Phoenix in September. "I looked at Prescott, but this seemed to be a good area to be."

Keyser welcomes any suggestions customers might have for his business.

"We're here to help as much as we can," he said.

To learn more about Home and Hangar Appliance, call (928) 468-6343.

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