A great way to get a new appliance is to find out if a store has a 'scratch and dent' section or policy. I don't know if all Best Buy's have this (I would assume they do) but the one I recently shopped at had several dented or damaged (in some way) items available at a great savings. A chest freezer had a dent on the top left front corner and they were selling it for $212, the regular price was almost $500. Two front loader washing machines did not have the instruction manuals and I believe one was missing a knob, they were selling them for $200-$300, they regularly sold for more than twice that!
If you ever come across something being sold at a drastic reduction because of a missing piece or manual, don't let that stop you. You can often order a piece from the manufacturer for little or no money. Missing a manual? Check out http://www.manualsonline.com/ you can find almost any manual there.