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Old 08-28-2017, 10:55 AM
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I'm finally buying myself the refrigerator I've been wanting for years. I keep hearing Sears is closing, store of the past etc...

Would you buy fro Sears? Or where? Thanks


I'm probably going with GE Café French door freezer on the bottom model.....
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At least in our area, the Sears "Hometown" stores have been making it known that they are separate from the main Sears company. They supposedly have separate merchandising contracts with suppliers, and are supposedly going nowhere if/when "regular" Sears goes under.

The companies that make all of the appliances for Sears Kenmore brand aren't going anywhere anytime soon, so you're probably safe.
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
I'm finally buying myself the refrigerator I've been wanting for years. I keep hearing Sears is closing, store of the past etc...

Would you buy fro Sears? Or where? Thanks


I'm probably going with GE Café French door freezer on the bottom model.....
Yes, I'd purchase from Sears. The product is warrantied by the manufacturer. Sears also has a service shop and they will likely have business for a long time.
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I just bought a washer from Sears. BUT... do yourself a favor. Before you drop the big bucks at one of their retail stores, check their local outlet stores.

https://www.searsoutlet.com/

A lot of their stuff is scratch/dent or in some cases, refurb. They wanted a LOT more for it at their retail store. Shopped it online, nearly half the price, went to their outlet store and found the exact one. Price was still marked as higher, but the guy called it up online and verified the lower price. Paid cash, put it in the back of my truck, and took it home and installed it. The ONLY thing wrong with it was a tiny scratch in the paint on the left side, which no one will ever see because it sits tight next to the dryer.

Some very amazing deals doing it this way. Here's one of what you mention at my local store: $1350 against a list of $2999.

https://www.searsoutlet.com/d/produc...25&pn=1&sort=0

Also lets you shop all the brands online, if you've taken the time to actually look at a few in person in Home Depot, Sears, Lowes, etc.
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DO NOT BUY AN APPLIANCE FROM SEARS. We made that mistake and the first frig was down for over a month before they finally replaced with another frig. That frig broke down and it took them a month to try and repair I finally I got and asked for my money back and they were suppose to come get the frig. After several calls about picking up the frig I finally said F%$# Sears had GE fix under warranty and I'm still using it today. They sent me a refund check. I know Sears is not to blame for them breaking down but their service department sucks. When they do finally show up if they have to order a part it takes them another 3 weeks to come back and make the repair. Thats assuming the repairman ordered the correct parts. So in one year time they allowed our frig to sit broken for 2 months time.
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
I'm finally buying myself the refrigerator I've been wanting for years. I keep hearing Sears is closing, store of the past etc...

Would you buy fro Sears? Or where? Thanks


I'm probably going with GE Café French door freezer on the bottom model.....
I would need a really good deal from Sears before buying a major appliance from them.
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Always try to get mine from the local guy.
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I would also buy from them. I just bought a dishwasher for my mothers house since hers was ancient and hardly even worked. Anyway they offer the best price in town and even threw in a free installation.
Originally Posted by dssmith View Post
Yes, I'd purchase from Sears. The product is warrantied by the manufacturer. Sears also has a service shop and they will likely have business for a long time.
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No worries, Sears will not be going out of business for another year or two.

Their appliances will self destruct long before then.
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I just purchased 2 appliances from my Sears Hometown Store.
I have been supporting Bill for the 22 years I have lived in town.
Tools + + + many appliances over the years,.
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I would not hesitate to buy an appliance from Sears, but I would not buy a Kenmore anything, nor would I buy an Sears extended warranty. Major brands that are not owned by Sears will honor their warranties no matter what happens to Sears. Sears carries such brands.

I wouldn't buy an "expensive" appliance from anyone. The lower-tier lines of major brand appliances seem to have fewer problems because they have fewer features to break.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I would not hesitate to buy an appliance from Sears, but I would not buy a Kenmore anything, nor would I buy an Sears extended warranty. Major brands that are not owned by Sears will honor their warranties no matter what happens to Sears. Sears carries such brands.

I wouldn't buy an "expensive" appliance from anyone. The lower-tier lines of major brand appliances seem to have fewer problems because they have fewer features to break.
Good stuff. I have several appliances purchased from Sears. Washer, Dryer, and Dishwasher. Neither are top of the line but are Kenmore bought on sale approx. 10 years ago. I've had one element of the dryer go out and the plastic clips that keep the agitator working. Parts were easy to get and install. My mileage has been great with Sears over the years. Mowers as well.
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yes, I have Kenmore Elite, the dishwasher is the quietest made I think its 39 decibels, I think they are made by LG
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I have a kitchen full of Kenmore Pro. I bought the extended warranty and installation thru Sears. I've had no less than 25 house calls for appliances that were down.. worst buy I ever made and now the warranty is up.

My vent hood is down right now, needs a new control board.. it eats one every 6 months and I refuse to buy one. My freezer is down because the evap blower failed. I can't find anyone to replace it because the evap needs to be removed. Buyer beware!
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I bought a suite of Kenmore elite products in 2013. I believe most of what I bought was built by whirlpool. No problems so far. Now that I'm reading all of your Kenmore problems it'll probably be broke when I get home!!
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DO NOT BUY AN APPLIANCE FROM SEARS. We made that mistake and the first frig was down for over a month before they finally replaced with another frig. That frig broke down and it took them a month to try and repair I finally I got and asked for my money back and they were suppose to come get the frig. After several calls about picking up the frig I finally said F%$# Sears had GE fix under warranty and I'm still using it today. They sent me a refund check. I know Sears is not to blame for them breaking down but their service department sucks. When they do finally show up if they have to order a part it takes them another 3 weeks to come back and make the repair. Thats assuming the repairman ordered the correct parts. So in one year time they allowed our frig to sit broken for 2 months time.
Why did you call Sears when it was under a manufacturer warranty?
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
Why did you call Sears when it was under a manufacturer warranty?
The first manufacturer (for got the brand) said I had to go through Sears to have the service work. The second manufacturer (GE) said they could do the warranty work but at that point we were a month without our frig.
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Most of our major appliances came from sears. I would continue to buy from them if they were still in business in my area.
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I'll answer it as snarky as I can:

"Is Sears still in business?" LOL.

(I know they are... but, no, I wouldn't buy anything there... why bother?)
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Yes I would

But not a Samsung refrig - but they make good TVs.

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