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Old 02-26-2019, 08:25 PM
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from personal experience, the more expensive, quieter, water saving, more optioned, more complicated appliances, in general, perform worse, are more difficult to repair and last a shorter period of time than the generic cheaper models, esp dish washers, clothes washers and fridges....the older tried and true models are the way to go, if you can find them....
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
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.
100 million dollar health care, 10k appliances, do I ever have a bridge to sell you...
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:41 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.
Since they started financing them
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:24 PM
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sounds tough. What is/was wrong with u?? To have to go through all that?? Or is that personal??
No it's not personal, but many on this site have made it clear they don't want to hear about my personal problems no more - apparently I'm a fabricator and an attention grabber.

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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

Next time I'm in the store I'll get brand and model #'s.

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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!
Shheeeeesh - and when did I say "basic appliances" ?????????????? Besides, I never said I needed a new frig, stove, washer or dryer - I was in the department because I am in need of a replacement dishwasher.

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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post


Since they started financing them
Isn't that one probably the truth.
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Old 02-27-2019, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Maranvin View Post
All the appliances made nowadays are made to break
There are exceptions. Check out Speed Queen washing machines.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:43 AM
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Above a certain price point you would have trouble selling a house without Sub-Zero/Wolf grade appliances. But I wouldn't put a 10K frig in a 250K house.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Above a certain price point you would have trouble selling a house without Sub-Zero/Wolf grade appliances. But I wouldn't put a 10K frig in a 250K house.
My house had a Sub-Zero when I bought it. It made ice, all the shelves and drawers were intact, lights worked etc, but it wasn't going to match the new stuff during the remodel, so we took it apart and donated it. When I saw the mfr date of 1991, my jaw dropped and I suggested to the recycler guy that we not donate this to a family. I had no idea it was 25 years old - I would've guessed half that. He disagreed and took it, and I assume it's in-use right now.

When I hear about people with LG's and Samsungs that fail in 8 months, it puts a new perspective on "value".
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Originally Posted by RollerCoastr View Post
My house had a Sub-Zero when I bought it. It made ice, all the shelves and drawers were intact, lights worked etc, but it wasn't going to match the new stuff during the remodel, so we took it apart and donated it. When I saw the mfr date of 1991, my jaw dropped and I suggested to the recycler guy that we not donate this to a family. I had no idea it was 25 years old - I would've guessed half that. He disagreed and took it, and I assume it's in-use right now.
We have a SubZero in our house. I didn’t want to spend the extra money but quality of anything in the $6-7k range just wasn’t there so a few extra grand wasn’t going to break the bank on the new house build. With the open floor plan it really makes the space.

The guy I buy the appliances from for my new homes summed up subzero. Most people bitching about them are people who move into a house that already has a 20 year old unit, something breaks and they complain about the cost to fix it.

As for Garrett ‘s thread. I buy several entire houses worth of GE appliances or similar including counter depth fridge($2k+) every year for $7k. Thats fridge/oven/dishwasher/micro/stackable front loading washer/dryer so I really don’t know what he is talking about.

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Originally Posted by Garett View Post

Shheeeeesh - and when did I say "basic appliances" ?????????????? Besides, I never said I needed a new frig, stove, washer or dryer - I was in the department because I am in need of a replacement dishwasher.
Garett - My POINT was that I have NEVER seen prices even CLOSE to what you stated for appliances. I've seen $2-$3K double-door refrigerators and $1K clothes washers and dryers and $1K dishwashers, but personally have no need for appliances that expensive. I just find it hard to believe the prices you stated, unless they are COMMERCIAL GRADE stuff? I also asked if your prices were due to "exchange rates" or ??? but you didn't answer.

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Bah i'm from Canada and 4 years ago we got the whole appliance package. (3 diff stores I shop around) if memory serves we might have spent 5k and that's probably high. Mid range stuff
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err 5k Canadian is around 3500 bucks us, roughly
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Garett - My POINT was that I have NEVER seen prices even CLOSE to what you stated for appliances. I've seen $2-$3K double-door refrigerators and $1K clothes washers and dryers and $1K dishwashers, but personally have no need for appliances that expensive. I just find it hard to believe the prices you stated, unless they are COMMERCIAL GRADE stuff? I also asked if your prices were due to "exchange rates" or ??? but you didn't answer.

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If you go to any nicer appliance store in the US they will have tons of residential $10-15k fridges. A decent 48” oven starts around $12k and can hit 20k easy. Hitting Best Buy/Sears/or Home Depot you would never see them.
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I bought the cheapest Frigidare stand alone (all fridge) ... it lasted a year in the garage. Most expensive fridge I have ever purchased and it sucked for the 12 months I used it.

Next I bought a Frigidare Gallery model with side by side full fridge and full freezer. So far so good .. nice for the garage but $4k.

My SubZero 48" behemoth in the kitchen was a monster to install but it is a work of art and will probably last 20 yrs. $14k.
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
there is a spanish kid that works at our local lowes. i was looking at a fridge for a rental house. it was basic but cost was more than i wanted and said i need a unit like this but cheaper! he looked at me, drop kicked the side towards the back as hard as he could. called the manager and said this unit was dented and needed a price check. manager knocked a couple hundred bucks off it! i slipped the kid a $20!
You and that kid are the reason Garett has to pay $10K for a fridge.
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For all you guys that bought a $200 - $450 white garage frig - yeah but are you going to stick that in your $75k dollar kitchens? hahahahaha - not!
As far as what you guys paid for your beer frig you got ripped off big time - the Misses bought me one for $14.41 cents hahahaha hahahaha, Black, brand new and a few small dents on the sides. And Princess Auto's warranty policy is, if you are ever unsatisfied with any purchase from their store just return it for a replacement or your money back.
Okay, you are once again proving you are the king of the BS zone. Everyone can easily find low to mid range appliances. Well, everyone except you apparently.

You really do baffle me. You start a thread complaining about the high cost of an appliance and then talk about a $75K kitchen. People offered examples of low end stuff, I think mainly to say these things still exist since you can't seem to go into a HD and find them yourself. I don't think anyone was considering putting a cheap fridge in an oh-so-fabulous kitchen.
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