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Where to buy stove and fridge in Monteal?

I just moved to Montreal from the US and need to buy a new stove and fridge for my tiny urban apartment. The spaces are alreay cut out of the wall, so I'm looking for a small electric stove and a small apartment-sized fridge w/freezer. Husband and I are looking to spend roughly (or less) $2,000 total for both appliances. (I'm guessing around $1,500 for the stove and about $500 for the fridge.) I think I'm favoring a Kenmore or GE stove, but I guess I'll take what I can get.

Our real estate agent had recommended Brault & Martineau, but it seems like there's a lot of angst towards it online - is that just a few people who are pissed off, or is that the general consensus? If I were in the US, I'd be looking at HomeDepot (where we got our previous washer) or Sears. I'll be checking out their Montreal counterparts, but wondered if there were some good appliance specialty stores I should also be checking out, since my search thus far has been entirely online and sometimes good local stores don't have websites.

Thanks!

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  1. Almar on Decarie has a big selection or if you want to go cheaper then maybe something like corbeil (http://www.corbeilelectro.com/).

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    1. re: Evilbanana11

      Almar's focus is on higher end appliances and if price was not an issue I would recommend them or Signature Bachand. For the more affordable the aforementioned, Corbeil, Sears, & Home Depot are a good start although Future Shop might have something to offer as well.

      1. re: eat2much

        Signature Bachand can be reasonable, especially if you find things on sale. It's cheaper than Almar, in my experience, and service is friendlier. No online presence, however. Corbeil can also be good, if you go to one of the larger stores - and they also have a clearance outlet where you can get discontinued items or floor models at pretty good prices, and they have a decent website. Home Depot carries appliances here, but I think they have better brands in their US stores (not 100% sure about that, though).

    2. I've had good experiences with Sears / Kenmore. (knock on wood) - have bought a stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer.

      1. I am in the process of buying a condominium and recently purchased my appliances through Sears. Prices were much better than elsewhere (The Bay, Corbeil). YMMV.

        1. B&M is perfectly fine. If you want to spend $1500 on the stove alone, you'll have a hell of a stove! We bought ours witch ceramic top for $900 a couple of years ago. The fridge is more expensive. Plus B&M always have sales and stuff like buy a fridge and the stove is 50% off which means our $900 stove cost us $450.

          Also if you don't mind driving, you could check Germain Larivière in Laval.

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          1. re: Campofiorin

            I agree, Brault & M. is fine. I bought ours there about 2 years ago (and we had shopped around quite a bit), I think I paid about $1k for the fridge and about $600 for the stove. Never had a problem. And no, we did not take the extra warranty.

          2. I would actually recommend J.C. Perreault (www.jcperreault.com/index_en.php) - they're located out on the West Island but they have a wide range of mid- to high-end appliances and I've found their service to be friendly and helpful. You can negotiate with them on price and they'll generally do a good job suggesting something nice that fits your budget.

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            1. re: liquidrawhide

              Agreed - we paid around 30% less at JC Perreault than the Bay or Sears wanted - and they had no problems with free delivery to our country place over 110km away.

              Another good bet is Mama's on St Hubert - family run Italian furniture place that has appliances in the basement. Ask for James and say Paul sent you - he treats you well and, again, way cheaper than any of the big stores (and also free delivery out to the boonies).

              Paul.