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Old 02-24-2019, 09:01 PM
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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.
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Scratch and dent, man! Appliances are ridiculous considering they don't last for shite anymore.

Last thing I bought was a dishwasher, about 9 years ago, for $45. Retail was $900! (that's a thread-worthy post in itself!)

It had small dents on the side and back which were hidden when installed and the drain hose was cut. The hose was a bitch because it was a new model LG and they didn't sell parts. Factory service only. I rigged it to work in about 15 minutes.
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You could buy at least 20 different refrigerators at Home depot for under $2000, and 20 different stoves for under $1000...........What's the problem?
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Good evening Garett.
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Just DON'T buy a Samsung. The icemaker isn't worth a crap. Mine is just over a year old, out of warranty, and the icemaker isn't working. And even when it was working, it didn't make any where near enough ice. My big mistake was that I did not look at reviews before buying this refrigerator, else I would never have bought it. $3000 mistake, but I was thinking, "Hey, it's a Samsung, it's got to be good". I can get it repaired on my dime, but there is no permanent fix to a problem that Samsung is fully aware of. In a year or maybe less, I'll be right back where I am now. I wish that I could just take it back and get something else, but that's not a viable option either.
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Just DON'T buy a Samsung. The icemaker isn't worth a crap. Mine is just over a year old, out of warranty, and the icemaker isn't working. And even when it was working, it didn't make any where near enough ice. My big mistake was that I did not look at reviews before buying this refrigerator, else I would never have bought it. $3000 mistake, but I was thinking, "Hey, it's a Samsung, it's got to be good". I can get it repaired on my dime, but there is no permanent fix to a problem that Samsung is fully aware of. In a year or maybe less, I'll be right back where I am now. I wish that I could just take it back and get something else, but that's not a viable option either.
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This is why I try to repair everything myself. A little google, maybe a YouTube video or two, and voila, I’m an appliance repair man!
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Not sure where your HD is but every Lowes and HD I have been into which has been quite a few over the last couple of months had appliances for well under $1000 but also had some that cost much more. Are they tailoring your stores appliances to the median income of those living in the area?
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:16 AM
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Go by the tool and hardware departments, grab a hammer and some 16D nails, and make your own "scratch and dent" sale!
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:21 AM
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I think you could rephrase this to "Some people spend way too much money unnecessarily."

Sure, there is a 10 thousand dollar refrigerator, and I agree that's insane. But at the same store you can buy one for $600 that does the same thing. Same can be said for any appliances really.

Just get a normal refrigerator and spend the money you saved on something more important to you. Like your boat (?)
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:27 AM
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Wintertime shopping in Garettville...
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Damn. $10k for a refrigerator is like paying $200k for a bay boat. Although, the refrigerator may actually hold its value better.
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Maybe Garrett is shopping in Canada. Prices in $CD get pretty crazy up there.
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I blame rich people who overpay for everything. The rising cost of manufacturing, distributing and retailing have nothing to do with prices.
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We must have different stuff down here cause I just bought a fridge/freezer with the freezer on top for less than 1k, for my garage. Sure if you want to go side by side or freezer on the bottom or stainless the price goes up from there but, if you are going to complain about the price look at the base models. The basic freezer on top worked fine for our family growing up, and they cost a lot less than the ones with all the bells and whistles.
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I've been saying it for years a company could sell a lot of refrigerators and ovens if they cut the price and went back to just the basics. The only thing I really need on a frig is an ice and water dispenser on the door. My oven only needs baking, broiling, timer and none of that digital crap. Make them to last and so they look good at a decent price.
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I can you tell you about the real price of life, or what I call the warehousing of our elderly. 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
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Just DON'T buy a Samsung. The icemaker isn't worth a crap. Mine is just over a year old, out of warranty, and the icemaker isn't working. And even when it was working, it didn't make any where near enough ice. My big mistake was that I did not look at reviews before buying this refrigerator, else I would never have bought it. $3000 mistake, but I was thinking, "Hey, it's a Samsung, it's got to be good". I can get it repaired on my dime, but there is no permanent fix to a problem that Samsung is fully aware of. In a year or maybe less, I'll be right back where I am now. I wish that I could just take it back and get something else, but that's not a viable option either.
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If you bought with Amex they extend the factory warranty by a year i believe
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They saw you coming,, stop driving the Bentley to Home Depot.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:55 AM
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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.
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