3. Shipping appliances vs buying appliances in Israel – In most cases, it makes sense to buy appliances in Israel for a number of reasons: a) Over the past number of years, the cost of buying appliances in Israel have come down significantly. b) Appliances bought in the U.S. are often bigger and may not fit through doors, hallways and into built-in spaces. c) It is often more expensive to fix appliances that are not bought in Israel d) Warranties often are not honored in Israel when your appliance breaks, you may have to pay out of pocket to have it fixed. If you do buy in Israel, make sure that you buy from a licensed importer. Non-licensed importers may advertise cheaper prices but at the end of the day, it will cost you a lot more. Trust me on this one!