If you don’t have time to make it to the store for your next DIY project, you’ve got to take advantage of Lowe’s home delivery. I’ll show you how to get it for free and what to expect for appliance delivery.
Know the difference between Lowe’s delivery and Lowe’s shipping.
Lowe’s home delivery comes directly from the nearest store, while shipping is directly from the manufacturer or a Lowe’s warehouse. Home delivery is most common for items that aren’t available for shipping, such as lumber, some bathroom fixtures, larger items, and appliances.
As long as there’s a fulfillment location within 75 miles of your home/business, you can take advantage of Lowe’s home delivery. All you have to do is choose “Truck Delivery” in your online shopping cart, add your address, and schedule a window of time.
You’ll pay a $79 delivery fee per order, except for appliances.
Almost any order you make through Lowe’s home delivery will come with a $79 fee. However, this fee is waived on all appliances costing over $400.
If you order your appliance before 4 p.m., you’ll get it delivered the next day.
Report any damaged appliances immediately.
Take a look at your delivery before you sign the release. If you notice any damages to your delivered items, you need to call Lowe’s customer service at (800) 890-5932. They’ll either help you get a replacement or fully cancel your order.
Give it a thorough look over – if you miss any damages after the fact, you’re out of luck. I’ve accepted a scratched refrigerator, changed my mind and was told “too bad” and given a five minute lecture about how I should have inspected blah blah.
Lowe’s adds on some additional delivery charges.
Here’s a few examples:
- An extra $1 per bundle if the deliverers have to carry shingles to locations like the garage or second floor. If your delivery is going to a jobsite, there’s no additional charges.
- An extra $2 per sheet if the deliverers need to carry sheetrock to specific jobsite locations.
Pro customers can get old appliances hauled away for free.
If you’re not a Lowe’s Pro customer, you have to pay anywhere from $20 and $30 to have them haul away your old appliance.
Make sure you fulfill all the requirements for your Lowe’s appliance before delivery.
Before you get too excited for your shiny new appliances, check that you’re ready for all the requirements. Make sure to empty and unplug your old appliance and have all the necessary cords and hookups for your new one.
Here’s what you’ll need for your new appliances:
- Refrigerators – new ice maker/water line
- Dishwashers – new dishwasher connector hose
- Gas ranges/gas dryers – new dryer duct
- Washers – new hoses
- Electric dryers – dryer duct and electrical cord
- Electric ranges – dryer duct, electrical cord, and three/four pronged plug
Lowe’s includes free installation.
As long as you have all the needed materials, your appliance installation is totally free. The only exception is microwaves, dishwashers, and gas-powered appliances.
If that’s the case, you can request a Lowe’s installation quote from one of their third-party installers.