Welcome to Appliance Center. Since 1979, we have provided appliance repair, service and sales in Tampa, FL. Our family owned and operated business is committed to honest professional service at competitive prices, whether you need dryer repair, refrigerator service, or to save money on the purchase of a new or refurbished appliance for your home. If you need appliances for your home, visit our 4000 square foot showroom in Tampa, FL to find the right appliance at the best price.
Our showroom has a large selection of new, refurbished, and scratch and dent appliances at great prices. Buying refurbished or scratch and dent appliances can save a significant amount of money compared to purchasing new appliances, without affecting the operation of the machine. Our experienced technicians provide quality workmanship and prompt service for all your appliance repair needs. We provide washing machine repair, dry service, range repair, stove service, garbage disposal, dishwasher service, and more.
If you plan to repair your own appliance, our parts department offers parts for appliances from Amana, GE, Estate, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Kenmore, and many other leading brands. You can find additional information about our appliance repair services, view our inventory of new and refurbished appliances, and find answers to commonly asked questions on our website. Please visit our Tampa, FL showroom to find new and refurbished appliances or contact us at 813-968-2878 to speak with our parts department or schedule an appointment for appliance service at your home in the Tampa, FL area.
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20 8317 N Armenia AveTampa, FL 33604 (813) 463-2690 The effort put forth by Lorenzo in customer service was absolutely terrific! He researched solutions to my problem and was able to resolve them with the appliance manufacturer. I also want to credit the store manager Brian Wilson for his prompt response and follow up to the above mentioned problem. They are part of a very profrssional and talented team.
Great experience. The staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and straightforward. Able to find what we needed at a good price, was delivered quickly by very nice and courteous delivery men. I would definitely recommend it. Have always had good luck there. But not this time. Maybe because hubby and i were not dressed for shopping. Kind of ragged with all the holiday running around. Someone greeted us when we walked in and asked what we were looking for.
we td him and he td us how to get there. "make a left,then a right then they will be on your left along the wall". or something like that. We found our way to the dishwashers and pained over which one to choose for about 20 mins. We listened to another couple be helped by another salesguy (who sounded great) we even listened to their covo for some tips on dishwashers. (he was doing a great job with his guest) But.
.. no sign of the balding sales guy that greeted us at the door. (didnt even het his name) We had several questions and could have easily walked out of there a $800 dishwasher sale but..... got frustrated with no sign of our guy! Walked out and on our way out the door he said. "so can i answer any questions for ya" I did tel him that we had several questions but he was nowhere so we were not going to buy from him today.
My husband was humiliated , but...I run a business and know that customer service is so important. This gentleman definitely needs some tips! Ps. It was not crowded and he was not helping another guest. He was sitting behind the front desk. Soo, off to another appliance store we go! ugh! Famous Tate is an amazing company. Thank you for your recent business partnership with Nelson Elementary School.
Thank you Greg Leeper and Jason Horst for working with us. i needed a new washer so i shopped online. the big box stores offered the same black friday sale price as Famous Tate. i chose FT as we have used them in the past and have been extremely happy with price, delivery, and great personal service. you don't get that from those other places. Thank you Bruce, Mark, and the efficient delivery men.
I started shopping here back with my grandparents. Famous Tate is located on the East side of Armenia Avenue, just South of Water. They have a great selection of comma kitchen chairs and everything in between. The section I like the best, is the section out back. It is the scratch & dent area. You can buy brand new, top of the line appliances, that have a small or larger cosmetic damage on it.
Depending on where the damage is, you may not even be able to see it once it is in place. Depending on the severity of the cosmetic damage, you can get several hundred dollars, off their exact counterpart in a box. Yup, my gram taught me this money saver early in life & I continue to use it whenever possible. My Jenn - Air stove needed to replaced & they had one with a scratch & dent on the side.
It was substantially cheaper than a new stove. When it was installed, you could not even see the sides & it certainally has no effect on how it operates. Yup, Famous Tate, gotta love it. It also has a wide variety of makes, models & price ranges. Give them a try, there is a reason they have been around all these years. What's a girl to do? I love to save money & get great deals whenever I can, so I will continue shopping there.
Famous Tate has been providing the Tampa Bay region with great deals on appliances and, more recently, bedding, since the 1950s. They are a member of BrandSource, a national buying group with over $11 billion in annual sales volume, and are therefore able to provide their customers with the best values possible. I've been shopping at Famous Tate ever since I moved to Tampa, first using them to fill my home in Westchase with new appliances.
At that time we needed everything, and the folks that I worked with at Famous Tate were just super about showing she-who-must-never-be-named and I a great selection of washers, dryers, refrigerators, cooktops, ovens, and microwaves. They took the time to explain all of the features & functions, and helped me make some great choices. They arranged delivery right away, and even helped manage the installs.
I certainly hope that the people who bought my old home appreciated all of the smudge-free, stainless steel appliances. More recently I was in need of a new mattress set, and I visited this location of Famous Tate to look over all of the brands of mattresses. This Famous Tate store is located on Armenia Avenue, just south of the traffic light at Waters. They must've had over 30 different styles and brands of mattresses, so it was a busy afternoon of lying down on each one to check for comfort and firmness.
I read through the signage on each mattress to be sure that I picked something with a good warranty and highly-recommended rating through various independent sources. My sales associate was fantastic, and the lady gave me some great recommendations of different features (coils versus memory foam, pillow top versus a plush mattress pad) and so on. In the end I picked out a nice Simmons Beautyrest plush pillow top mattress, and she arranged delivery and setup of the new bedding, and disposal of the old junk.
I found Famous Tate to be very easy to work with, and their prices were the best in town. In addition to mattresses and box springs, they also sell regular and electrical adjustable bed frames, mattress pads, sheets, and pillows. Excellent selection, fabulous service, and low prices. Sounds like their TV commercial. :-) In addition to a great shopping and purchasing experience (see previous)...
we also had a great delivery! We were called Saturday morning, and give a two hour window between 10:15 and 12:15. Truck showed up at about 10:30, the crew was friendly, very careful with the new fridge, and the doorways, and other things that were around. They hooked it up to electricity and water, and were out the door quickly. Very friendly and helpful delivery guys! Only issue was that they had some black grease or something on their hands, and left smudges on the old and the new fridge.
But nothing major... quick to cleanup! and the new fridge... huge, lots of storage! Couldn't ask for more.... Can you say "AWESOME"? Great experience. Called Famous Tate on Tuesday, Spoke with Mark and explained the kind of bed that i was looking for. He was very knowledgeable which helped me more than he could ever know. Followed up with a visit to the store today. Mark remembered our conversation and was able to bring my search to a end.
Mark exemplifies something which is becoming a lost art, that of a true salesman!. Very courteous, kind and again ever so helpful..Bye the way, for someone who finds it difficult to walk, Mark went the extra mile. Evon D. Famous Tate has earned my lifetime business! I had a horrible experience with a purchase I had made through Lowe's. A friend recommended Famous Tate, so I gave them a call. I spoke with Carlos who was extremely friendly and professional! He took my order over the phone and got it on the delivery truck for the very next day! I really felt that he understood and cared about my situation.
It's customer service like that, that keeps customers coming back! Great job, Carlos! Thank you for all your help! I am so grateful to be catching up on laundry my family has been desperately needing to get done! Famous Tate is the only place to go for appliances. Great selection in store and online, but most importantly is the customer service in the store. The store manager Bruce Wolfson and sales representatives Chuck Nichols and Paul Gorgoglione have been great to work with over the years.
We buy all our appliances here for our home and rental properties. Can't go wrong with these guys! Well.. we decided the tiny refrigerator in our apartment was just not going to cut it. So we took a drive over to Famous Tates and in less than 20 minutes we were out the door to await the delivery of the new HUGE refrigerator on the following Saturday. Done. We were called Saturday morning and given a two hour window, and they were knocking on the door soon after.
The delivery went very smooth. The guys were friendly and very careful. They even hooked up the water to ice maker...yea! I recently purchased a bank owned home. While it was a great price, it unfortunately had no appliances. This didn't seem like a big deal until I realized how expensive and specific built in ovens and microwaves were. I visited several discount appliance stores in hopes of finding an open-box or scratch and dent piece to lower my cost.
No such luck. After a painful morning at Home Depot, where the woman in appliances just pulled up the home depot website and starting searching for ovens (uh thanks lady, I can do that from my couch)....I finally ended up at Famous Tate. Paul greeted us as soon as I walked in and asked what we were looking for. I told him my dilemma, showed him a picture and told him I was working with a small budget.
He immediately took me to the clearance section- where unfortunately, did not have any of the pieces. However, he then pulled up budget friendly new items- knowing exactly what size/options we needed, and discounted them even more for a package deal. After about 20 minutes, I had all my appliances ordered, within my budget, and with zero stress. Paul was super friendly and gave me the confidence that I was ordering the correct items for my kitchen.
I can't wait to have them installed! Been buying mostly scratch and dent appliances from them since 1992. They have a good selection, and can get great prices. Their prices on regular merchandise appears to be comparable with the on line and big box sales, competitive prices; but the real deals are scratch and dent. Got a refrigerator for $1200 that was on black Friday sale at Home Depot at $1800.
All scratch and dent items should come with full manufacturer's warranty. The more scratches, the better price, but if you have kids you're gonna get scratches anyway so get the discount up front. Free delivery and removal of old appliances. They also honor their extended warranty better than most, had dealer object to repair of dishwasher but Famous Tate got it repaired for no charge. I usually don't like extended warranties, but worth it for some items with them.
Note they are one of the few appliance dealers that still have commission salespeople, thus they have an incentive to make a sale and should negotiate. Recommendations: Check the model number on your cell phone through search to compare prices. Check consumer reports online or other sites to see ratings on the model you are interested in. You get the best prices on commission sales at the end of the month.
If they don't give you the price you want, go to another store. I believe all the Famous Tate stores have scratch and dent. Was immediately greeted and shown around while looking for a new refrigerator. I had previously purchased a dishwasher there so I felt comfortable going back. They offer free delivery and haul away. If you check in on Yelp, there is a free warranty offer :) I'm working with them on a new construction home.
I know a lot of builders use them, but my contractor is on a fee basis and only suggested I talk to them, it wasn't required. I was ready to order a whole bunch of appliances from an online place that included 'free' delivery, and of course since it was out of state, no tax was to be collected (yes I know I should pay Florida use tax). In any case, after working with the folks here at the Famous Tate on Armenia, they gave me a price that included inside delivery and setup for not too much more, even with tax factored in.
This is also not just a matter of dragging some appliances from the curb to the interior 50 feet away on a dolly; it's a second floor delivery, and they said that is fine. My contractor said it would easily cost the same or more to hire some labor just to come move the appliances up 13 feet of stairs (it's on the water and built up to flood elevation requirements), but if something isn't right, who's better to deal with, a random internet site or a local company who stands behind the appliances and delivery.
They even let me pay the down payment on a credit card; balance due at shipping time. I'll come update my review after delivery and install is completed. We buy all our products from Famous Tate for our rental properties, and our home for years . We had a issue with our Frigidaire Refrigerator Warranty, we called and spoke to Bruce Wolfson the store manager and he was more than willing to help make it right.
We got a new refrigerator delivered the next day . Thank you so much for helping us to make this experience a great one : ) On Sunday I bought my washer & dryer. Famous Tate has a 30 day price match guarantee. Today I was at Home Depot and saw the dryer for $75 cheaper than I paid. Famous Tate refunded me $85! Famous Tate is truly one of my favorite places to shop. I have been working with Carlos P.
at this store for over 2 years. We order all of our appliances from them and I make several orders per year for our business. They always have or can get what I need regardless of what it is and Carlos has been excellent at both service and professionalism when helping us. I make one call, he finds it, quotes it and sends it over to me. If you're in need of some appliances don't go to the big chain stores, go here.
I have recently relocated to the Tampa area and was in need of a new microwave for the condo I am renting. I had some serious specifications due to space and the folks at Famous Tate's really helped me find exactly what I was looking for at the price I wanted to pay. Powerful but small I think this microwave and I are going to be perfect. Thanks Famous Tate's for introducing us!! They even took the time to show off the vacuum cleaners as well.
That will be my next purchase, and FT's is the way to go.