Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 6 Part A - Appliances, Household Equipment, and Other Selected Items - Purchase of Household Appliances

Section 6, Part A covers purchases and rentals of major household appliances, such as kitchen appliances, clothes washers, and clothes dryers.

Now I am going to ask about the purchase or rental of major household appliances.

  1. Enter 1 to Continue

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU purchased or rented any of the following items for your CU or for someone outside of your CU?
* Read each item on list.

  1. Microwave oven
  2. Electric stove, range or oven
  3. Gas stove, range or oven
  4. Other stove, range or oven
  5. Range hood
  6. Refrigerator
  7. Home-freezer
  8. Built-in dishwasher
  9. Portable dishwasher
  10. Garbage disposal
  11. Clothes washer
  12. Clothes dryer


  13. None/No more entries

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What did you purchase or rent?

* Enter brief description of the item [enter text] _____________

Was this item -

  1. Purchased for someone inside the CU?
  2. Rented?
  3. Purchased for someone outside your CU?

When did you purchase it? [enter text] _____________

What was the purchase price after any trade-in allowance?/ What was the total rental expense since the first of the reference month not including the current month? [enter value] _____________

Did this include sales tax?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Were there any extra charges for installation?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How much? [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other appliances is the purchased/rented appliance combined with?
* Enter all that apply

  1. Microwave oven
  2. Electric stove, range or oven
  3. Gas stove, range or oven
  4. Other stove, range or oven
  5. Range hood
  6. Refrigerator
  7. Home-freezer
  8. Built-in dishwasher
  9. Portable dishwasher
  10. Garbage disposal
  11. Clothes washer
  12. Clothes dryer


  13. Misc. combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Did you purchase or rent any other appliances?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 6A

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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2005

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