Consumer Expenditure Survey

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

Section 6, Part B deals with purchases and rentals of small appliances, televisions, radios, sound equipment, sports and exercise equipment, and miscellaneous other household items.

Now I am going to ask about expenses for the purchase or rental of household appliances and other selected items.
Please include any shipping and handling charges with the cost of any item that was shipped.

  1. Enter 1 to Continue

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any of the following items?

* Read each item on list

  1. Small electrical kitchen appliances
  2. Electrical personal care appliances
  3. Smoke detectors
  4. Electric floor cleaning equipment
  5. Other household appliances
  6. Sewing machines

  7. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any --

* Read each item on list

  1. Office machines including fax machines & calculators
  2. PDAs and pocket PCs
  3. Digital book readers
  4. Computers, computer systems, or related hardware
  5. Computer software including computer games, for non-business use
  6. Computer accessories
  7. Portable memory, such as flash drives, memory cards, and recordable discs and tapes
  8. Video game hardware or accessories
  9. Video games
  10. Telephones or accessories
  11. Telephone answering machines

  12. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any --

* Read each item on list

  1. Photographic equipment
  2. Musical instruments, supplies, or accessories
  3. Lawn mowing machinery or other yard equipment
  4. Power tools
  5. Non-power tools
  6. Window air conditioners
  7. Portable cooling or heating equipment

  8. Continue list

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Have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any --

* Read each item on list

  1. Televisions, all types
  2. DVD Players, VCRs, DVRs, or video cameras
  3. Satellite dishes, receivers or accessories
  4. Handheld personal music players
  5. Radios, all types
  6. Tape recorders or players
  7. Sound components, component systems, or disc sound systems
  8. Other sound or video equipment, including accessories

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Have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any --

* Read each item on list

  1. General sports equipment (exclude athletic shoes for sports related use, such as football, baseball, soccer or bowling)
  2. Health and exercise equipment
  3. Camping equipment
  4. Hunting and fishing equipment
  5. Winter sports equipment
  6. Water sports equipment

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Have you or any members of your household purchased or rented any --

* Read each item on list

  1. Outboard motors
  2. Bicycles
  3. Tricycles or battery powered riders
  4. Playground equipment
  5. Other sports or recreation equipment

  6. None/No more entries

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What did you purchase or rent?

* Enter a brief description of item.

*[Report items such as flash drives, memory cards, recordable discs, and tapes as Number 29, Portable memory.]

[enter text] _____________

Was this item

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

When did you purchase it? [enter text] _____________

What did it cost?

* Include delivery charges, exclude installation charges. / 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

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other item is the purchase or rental item combined with?

* Enter all that apply
  1. Small electrical kitchen appliances
  2. Electrical personal care appliances
  3. Smoke detectors
  4. Electric floor cleaning equipment
  5. Other household appliances
  6. Sewing machines
  7. Office machines
  8. Personal digital assistants or PDAs
  9. Digital book readers
  10. Computers, computer systems, hardware
  11. Computer software and games
  12. Computer accessories
  13. Portable memory (flash drives, etc.)
  14. Video game hardware, accessories
  15. Video games
  16. Telephones or accessories
  17. Telephone answering machines
  18. Photographic equipment
  19. Musical instruments, supplies, accessories
  20. Lawn mowing machinery, yard equip.
  21. Power tools
  22. Non-power tools
  23. Window air conditioners
  24. Portable cooling or heating equipment
  25. Televisions, all types
  26. DVD Players, VCRs, DVRs, video cameras
  27. Satellite dishes, receivers accessories
  28. Handheld personal music players
  29. Radios, all types
  30. Tape recorders or players
  31. Sound components, sound systems
  32. Other sound or video equip, accessories
  33. General sports equipment
  34. Health and exercise equipment
  35. Camping equipment
  36. Hunting and fishing equipment
  37. Winter sports equipment
  38. Water sports equipment
  39. Outboard motors
  40. Bicycles
  41. Tricycles or battery powered riders
  42. Playground equipment
  43. Other sports or recreation equipment
  44. Misc. combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Were there any additional charges for installation or set-up?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How much? [enter value] _____________

Did you purchase or rent any other item?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 6B

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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011

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