Appliance Outlet is a high-end discount appliance store. We sell luxury appliances at discount prices.
We specialize in new, out of box, discontinued models and scratch and dent directly from the manufacturer.
Items come with a warranty. You can save up to 40% off retail.
Appliance Outlet bends over backward to please their customers.
VoyageLA interview with Robert Ehrig, May 30, 2017
Meet Robert Ehrig of Appliance Outlet in San Fernando Valley and Chatwsorth
Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Ehrig.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
This is a family owned business that brought me aboard in July 2009. I come from a background of retail. I managed several retail stores such as Michaels, Pier One Imports, Jo Ann’s craft and fabric, BEST Products, Target and Linens n Things. My background was a great mix of sales and management. Being a small business, I was hired to sell product and aid in bringing additional vendors into the product mix.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Appliance Outlet – what should we know?
We are what is known as an As Is dealer. We buy our inventory from the manufacture or distributor at a discount and pass the savings on to the consumer. Our product could be open box, scratch and dent, refurbished, showroom models, or simply discontinued. We also specialize in the higher end lines. So more of the Luxury names. I think that the thing we do the best is, we put nice high end product into people’s houses that thought they couldn’t afford them. We make them affordable. And usually at the same price that they would have spent on medium quality appliances.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
The family that owns the company are the ones that deserve all the credit. Marc Weiler is the outside of the box thinker that came up with the idea and guts to try something like this. Lee Weiler is the guy that keeps the creative side and the business side being so cohesive. A Brilliant business man. Larry Weiler, their dad, who still comes to work every day, has kept this place grounded and is the most incredible business man I have ever met. Debi Larimore is also a staple here. She has been the office person for over 20 years.