Questions and Answers
I don’t know what you mean by “appliance.” In the US, the word USUALLY refers to refrigerators, ovens, washers, dryers, and small kitchen goods (toasters, mixers, etc.).
If you are referring to other electrical equipment (TV, audio, computers, etc.), you can find them all over the place. These stores are often called “electronics” stores.
If you are asking about repair, most places that sell this equipment can service it or refer you to a suitable repair shop.
Assuming you are looking for refrigerators, ovens, etc., here are just a few possible places to shop for “appliances” and “electronics”:
Sears (all over the city and suburbs)
Home Depot (all over the city and suburbs) [They do not sell “electronics”]
Lowe’s (all over the city and suburbs) [They do not sell “electronics”]
Any major “electronics” chain like Best Buy, HH Gregg, etc. (all over the city and suburbs)
Abt in Glenview (north of Chicago)
Fry’s in Downers Grove (west of Chicago)
Some furniture stores
Lots of independent appliance stores (all over the city and suburbs)
PS: Be aware that the US electric system is different than you use in Australia. Most US appliances run on 120 volt, 60 hertz; but electric clothes dryers and electric ranges require 220-240 volt systems which use a completely different electrical interface than used in Australia; so your Australian electrical appliances won’t work in the US without major modification.
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