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Old 02-25-2019, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
But if your a Canadian your not paying for health care/ My wife an I pay $2500 a month for health insurance.
For the amount of surgeries, hospital stays/ visits, specialist, doctors, tests, scans, meds, blood work and home care I've had since May I'm easily well over 50 million dollars worth and probably knocking on the door of a 100 million dollars worth of services. I'd be dead if I didn't have the health care system we have. But because I've saved all that money doesn't mean I can afford to go out and buy a $8 to $10k refrig.
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For the amount of surgeries, hospital stays/ visits, specialist, doctors, tests, scans, meds, blood work and home care I've had since May I'm easily well over 50 million dollars worth and probably knocking on the door of a 100 million dollars worth of services. I'd be dead if I didn't have the health care system we have. But because I've saved all that money doesn't mean I can afford to go out and buy a $8 to $10k refrig.
sounds tough. What is/was wrong with u?? To have to go through all that?? Or is that personal??
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:33 AM
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Yeti makes a fridge?
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You are correct but its getting very hard to buy just a basic frig with a water and ice dispenser on the door. If you want just a basic oven without all the bells and whistles it looks like a cheap oven. I looked for a nice looking oven that was very basic and couldn't find one.
Let me get this:. You want a cheap oven, but you want it to look like an expensive oven. I don't think that is the way things work.
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I just bought a brand new WHITE GE fridge for my garage for $450, The beer doesn't know what color it is
If you bought one to just to hold beer at $450 you paid too much!
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I moved last year into a condo with no appliances save the dishwasher. I paid well under $2000 total for the fridge, range, and microwave. All are matching stainless Frigidaire with a glass top for the range and water and ice at the door for the fridge. The fridge and range were dented in areas you can't see when installed. The washer and dryer were maybe $900 total for both. If washer/dryer combos start at $2500 where you live then maybe you need to go to the Home Depot in the bad section of town?
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:30 PM
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All kinds of household plumbing supplies are priced completely out of control these days. Anybody ever look at what a couple of feet of lead pipe can cost you? You used to see that stuff everywhere, and that's a fact. These days, if it makes an appearance at all, it's literally unbelievable.
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All kinds of household plumbing supplies are priced completely out of control these days. Anybody ever look at what a couple of feet of lead pipe can cost you? You used to see that stuff everywhere, and that's a fact. These days, if it makes an appearance at all, it's literally unbelievable.
Hasn't copper, PVC, or PEX been the standard for the last 50 years? Who uses lead pipe anymore outside of the board game Clue? I'm looking at replacing my toilets and I can't believe how cheap they are. I mean, $120 for a throne that will last longer than I will?
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A $10k fridge better double as a sex robot.

And if it makes sammiches, too, then you don’t need a wife.

Sounds like a pretty good deal!
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I am guessing the OP is in Canada. Can't really know since he keeps that a secret evidently. Of course we don't know where, could be extremely expensive to ship in stuff there. Pointless topic.
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My wife's parents were just moved into a "Memory Care" facility, the total monthly bill for both of them is a little over 19K a month
Somebody tell us what kind of annuity can net $275,000/year after taxes, and that only leave a few dollars/month for personal expenses and gifting.
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sounds tough. What is/was wrong with u?? To have to go through all that?? Or is that personal??
There's numerous threads about it. Garrett has been through hell, that's for sure.

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I am guessing the OP is in Canada. Can't really know since he keeps that a secret evidently. Of course we don't know where, could be extremely expensive to ship in stuff there. Pointless topic.
Ah, yes. Why didn't I connect the dots earlier? I guess 10k fridges are the price you pay for living in a socialist utopia where everything is "free."
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Ah, yes. Why didn't I connect the dots earlier? I guess 10k fridges are the price you pay for living in a socialist utopia where everything is "free."
Well I just checked a HD store in Ontario and found a Frigidaire full size fridge for $694. Don't know if that is US or CA dollars. Didn't see any over $3k.

This all smells like something rotten in the state of Denmark. Oops don't mention Denmark to a Canadian these days ;-)

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Old 02-26-2019, 04:07 AM
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Save your money on a fridge and just get yourself a good cooler instead. One that you can take with you to the campfire.
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Originally Posted by Vitamin_Sea View Post
There's numerous threads about it. Garrett has been through hell, that's for sure.



Ah, yes. Why didn't I connect the dots earlier? I guess 10k fridges are the price you pay for living in a socialist utopia where everything is "free."
You really don't have a clue do you. As I said in an earlier post "Just went to home depot's Canadian website. There are 34 full sized fridges for under $1000. You don't need to spend 8 to 10 k unless you want to."
The average standard of living in Canada is actual better in Canada than in the USA and cheaper too.
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You really don't have a clue do you. As I said in an earlier post "Just went to home depot's Canadian website. There are 34 full sized fridges for under $1000. You don't need to spend 8 to 10 k unless you want to."
The average standard of living in Canada is actual better in Canada than in the USA and cheaper too.

Standard of living might be a bit better but no way in hell is shit cheaper here. Also taxes suck here.

The only fridge that’s going to touch 10k is a subzero and HD don’t carry them
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:37 PM
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I can tell you this from experience. I owned an apartment house for over 20 years. Had cheap GE refrigerators in all the apts. 8 total. In 20t years, I replaced 2. These refrigerators were there when I bought the building.
Now to the best part. In my personal home, I have a sub zero fridge. Insane price. My mother also had one in her home. They both are the biggest pieces of garbage ever made. Multiple problems on both. These were the same on both. They are only cured temporarily, and then they return.
I would buy an $800.00 cheap no frills GE. over a $8,000.00 Sub Zero {that should be their performance rating}, any day of the week. This has been my experience with both of these brands. I also have a GE freezer, and a GE refrigerator in my garage for nearly 20 years. They have not skipped a beat.
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Hello mister Van Winkle. How was your nap?
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:24 PM
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All the appliances made nowadays are made to break
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Today I managed to get out of the house for the fist time since before Christmas - I went to Home Depot. WTH is with the cost of refrigerators? Since when does GE, Kitchen Aid, etc frig's cost $8 to $10,000,00 ???s Stoves 3 & 4k dollars and up, washers and dryers twenty-five hundred bucks and up.
Where in the HELL are those prices coming from? I've NEVER seen a refrigerator or stove that costs $8-$10K or $3-4$K??? Is it the exchange rate or WHAT? Take your truck, drive across the border (into U.S.), go to Lowe's or H.D. and buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that LEGAL? What are the "import fees" you'd get hit with?

If you spend THAT kind of $'s on basic appliances, DON'T tell us 'cause you're gonna' get some REAL crap thrown at you, bud!

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