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. Electric floor cleaning equipment
  4. Other household appliances
  5. Sewing machines
  6. GPS devices, calculators, and fax machines
  7. Digital book readers or tablets

  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. Computers, computer systems, or related hardware
  2. Computer software including computer games, for non-business use
  3. Computer accessories
  4. Portable memory, such as flash drives, memory cards, and recordable discs and tapes
  5. Video game hardware or accessories
  6. Telephones or accessories
  7. Photographic 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. Musical instruments, supplies, or accessories
  2. Lawn mowing machinery or other yard equipment
  3. Power tools
  4. Non-power tools
  5. Window air conditioners
  6. Portable cooling or heating equipment

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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 including those installed in vehicles
  2. DVD Players, VCRs, DVRs, or video cameras
  3. Satellite dishes, receivers or accessories
  4. Handheld personal music players
  5. Stereos, radios, speakers, and sound components, including those installed in vehicles
  6. Other sound or video equipment, including accessories

  7. 95. Continue list

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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, including all guns

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

* Read each item on list

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

  8. 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 code 11, Portable memory.]

[enter text] _____________

Was this item

  1. Purchased for someone inside the household?
  2. [Rented?/BLANK]
  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. Electric floor cleaning equipment
  4. Other household appliances
  5. Sewing machines
  6. GPS devices, calculators, and fax machines
  7. Digital book readers
  8. Computers, computer systems, or related hardware
  9. Computer software including computer games, for non-business use
  10. Computer accessories
  11. Portable memory, such as flash drives, memory cards, and recordable discs and tapes
  12. Video game hardware or accessories
  13. Telephones or accessories
  14. Photographic equipment
  15. Musical instruments, supplies, or accessories
  16. Lawn mowing machinery or other yard equipment
  17. Power tools
  18. Non-power tools
  19. Window air conditioners
  20. Portable cooling or heating equipment
  21. Televisions, all types
  22. DVD Players, VCRs, DVRs, or video cameras
  23. Satellite dishes, receivers or accessories
  24. Handheld personal music players
  25. Stereos, radios, speakers, and sound components, including those installed in vehicles
  26. Other sound or video equipment, including accessories
  27. General sports equipment (exclude athletic shoes for sports related use, such as football, baseball, soccer or bowling)
  28. Health and exercise equipment
  29. Camping equipment
  30. Hunting and fishing equipment
  31. Winter sports equipment
  32. Water sports equipment
  33. Outboard motors
  34. Bicycles
  35. Tricycles or battery powered riders
  36. Playground equipment
  37. Other sports or recreation equipment
  38. 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 3, 2013

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