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    Default Santo Domingo - where to buy home appliances, furnitures & tiles?

    Hello, I hope everyone here is having a good day.
    I am on a mission to find a good store in Santo Domingo with:
    1. home appliances such as a fridge, a wash machine, a dishwasher, a stove & an oven, an extractor - basically everything for the kitchen, ideally from Samsung
    2. nice wall & floor tiles
    3. good quality furnitures and home decorations

    I have seen that for hardware stores Ferreteria Americana was recommended, for electronics appliances Plaza Lama; I have also added to my must-check list Innova Centro and Cerrarte (for tiles) and Illumel (for furnitures) and was wondering if somebody could share more ideas with me.
    All tips and names of places worth visiting will be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!

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    Be careful buying appliances at Plaza Lama. Consider Corripio or Radio Centro.

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    The best place to buy tiles in Santo Domingo is the area close to the intersection of the Prolongacion de 27 de Febrero and Duarte. I usually go to Merkaven which is on the Prolongacion de 27 de Febrero, they have a really good selection and can deliver. There are several other places on the right side of the Autopista Duarte as you head out of town in that area which also sell tiles. Another option is Cerarte on 27th February, in Naco. More pricey than Merkaven. If you want to buy Colonial tiles, the best place is in San Cristobal, Industrias Aguayo, they manufacture a wide range of reproduction Colonial designs. Their website has the range:

    https://aguayo.com.do/productos-y-so...-aguayo-tiles/

    Regarding furniture, I think Ilumel is really overpriced and aims at the Dominican market which, to my mind, has quite old fashioned taste. Lots of really heavy dark wood, lot of bling, very square boxey designs. Casa Cuesta is worth having a look around and of course there is IKEA. I would strongly recommend that you go to Villa Consuelo where they make furniture. If you don't speak Spanish, you'll definitely need a local to go with you. You can get beautiful mahogany beds made to order for about US$ 500, pick your design and they make it for you. Wonderful.

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    Appliances I would only consider PriceSmart

    Furniture I would buy online & import with EncargoPaq (best rate for maritime shipment)

    Stay away from Plaza lama, I've made that mistake myself 7 years ago.

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    I bought the majority of the furniture for my apartment at ASHLEY HOME STORE in Santo Domingo ….have had no problems with it and am more than happy four years after ...had one problem when the sofa was delivered at they exchanged it no problem at all
    kitchen equipment was bought at Corripio ...again no problems

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    Thank you so much - this is very helpful! I will definitely check all the places recommended.

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    My 2 cents:

    Lama is much cheaper than Corripio, by far. But you take your chances. It's a questions of whether to believe that you got a good deal or that you were gypped. I bought a Reversible door fridge from them, but it came without the hardware. No way to get the hardware..

    That said, I do wholly approve of PriceSmart. Their quality is excellent and they stand by their products. Their prices are WAY below Corripio ($14,000 DOP on a Samsung fridge, for instance)

    I have a washer/dryer combo, and a stove from them.

    Remember please that many of the gas products (clothes dryer/ stove) come with Natural Gas equipment that needs to be changed to LPG...it is not difficult or expensive to do.

    Stay away from any other stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanchris View Post
    Appliances I would only consider PriceSmart

    Furniture I would buy online & import with EncargoPaq (best rate for maritime shipment)

    Stay away from Plaza lama, I've made that mistake myself 7 years ago.
    ..had good luck at Pricemart, Appliances....they have a black Friday sale soon, and you should be there in morning, also for electronics...

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    I would stay away from Corripio as well, prices are ridiculous.

    Ashley store is nice but again you are paying easily 2x the price over ordering online.

    I bought a few furniture from Ashley on Amazon, total bill on Amazon was something around 700$, Ashley store in Sto Dgo, 1600$ for the same exact one (wish I was joking..)

    Paid around 300$ to get it delivered through encargo paq, only bad thing is you have to wait 15-18 days for your furnitures.

    PriceSmart is the only store in this country that offers you a real warranty and will replace if you have an issue, all those other store will make you go trough hell if they break after a week, there price vs costco us/can are high for same product But always way cheaper then other store you can compare with in DR.

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    I bought 3 air conditioner, one fridg, one estufa, an inverter and a mattress when I was fresh arrived in this country at Plaza lama 7 years ago.

    Only thing that is still working / remaining is one of the A/C and the mattress

    I am pretty sure a lot of there stuff they sell is refurbished and they don't mention it and this is why price is cheap then other store.

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