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How I Bought My Washer...
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:59:27 PM »
Hope these installments (How I booked my brother/shver, bought a car and freezer, etc) are helpful to folks...or maybe they're just getting boring by now?


Was looking into a high capacity washer and dryer.  Consumer Reports says that LG seems to have the fewest problems.

This washer (80/100, range for all dryers was from 27 to 87. Excellent in energy and washer efficiency, capacity, gentleness, and noise.  Very good in washing performance and vibration) and dryer (81/100, range for all dryers was from 10 to 83.  Excellent for drying performance, capacity, and noise.  Very good for convenience/ease of use.  No dryers received an excellent in the convenience/ease of use category) set.

So the washer is $1,499 normally at Home Depot and is on sale for $1,349 with free installation.

Best Buy has it for $1,039 plus $70 for installation.

Called HD and asked if they would beat BB for this washer and they said they would.  (Officially they don't match special order items).

Brought the BB printout into HD, waited a while for someone to help me in the appliance section and got down to business.
When the sales rep called the manager for the price match + 10% authorization the manager first protested that it wasn't for special orders but the sales rep said it was in stock at "depot direct" so it should qualify and the manager authorized it.
So now the price was $1,039x.9= $935.
Plus installation is free with HD, as opposed to $70 at BB.

I also wanted pedestals that raise the washer up and have a drawer, but those were $250 each everywhere.  Even on Google Shopping the cheapest ones are over $200 from shady stores.
The rep asked if I would like them for $99 and I couldn't say yes quick enough!
The rep also handed me a $50 rebate form as it's an EStar certified washer!

We went together to the front to pay the invoice and I asked about the sign that said 10% off EStar appliances knowing in my mind that it would probably never fly.  The rep told the cashier to scan a coupon he had and another 10% came tumbling off!
$935x.9=$841-$50 rebate=$791!

Similar story with this dryer, except that I price matched+10% with a Sears printout :D
Plus I got the set of pedestals that are $500 at all the other stores for just $198!
« Last Edit: July 22, 2011, 11:28:22 AM by Dan »
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 08:54:14 AM »
I got a Whirlpool WFW6470WW http://www.yudinsappliances.com/products/Whirlpool/whirl/wfw9470ww.html and love it. Some reviews I read that theirs broke after a year so I just bought an extended warranty for 5 years. Really recommend getting the warranty because if ANYTHING goes wrong during year two chances are your out of your manufacturers warranty and the repair will likely costs you more then the extended warranty would've been.

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:57:58 AM »
Dan no gift cards from PJ?

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 09:56:53 AM »
Dan no gift cards from PJ?

I think you lose the warranty extension that way.
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 10:02:58 AM »
I think you lose the warranty extension that way.
+1
I'm pretty sure the amex warranty is only if the item is paid in full on the card

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 11:04:23 AM »
I think you lose the warranty extension that way.
Exactly.  I use PJ for items that I won't care about the warranty for.

Anyway should I keep making threads like these or have y'all had enough?  Pretty much the same game for these kinds of items I guess.

I got a Whirlpool WFW6470WW http://www.yudinsappliances.com/products/Whirlpool/whirl/wfw9470ww.html and love it. Some reviews I read that theirs broke after a year so I just bought an extended warranty for 5 years. Really recommend getting the warranty because if ANYTHING goes wrong during year two chances are your out of your manufacturers warranty and the repair will likely costs you more then the extended warranty would've been.
Was looking for something a little bigger than that.
During year 2 I have AMEX warranty.  HD really tried hard to get me to buy year 2 from them though :D

This was another option, it was recently on sale for $1,800, but it's in white only, and had some nasty reviews around the web.  Also only 7% of LGs have problems vs. 11% for Whirpool according to CR.
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11626959&search=washer&Mo=9&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=washer&Ntt=washer&No=9&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 11:11:50 AM »

Anyway should I keep making threads like these or have y'all had enough?  Pretty much the same game for these kinds of items I guess.
Yeah they're interesting and contain valuable tips! (keep em coming until you get sick of writing them  ::) )
I especially liked your post on how you bought you car for so cheap!!

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 11:39:05 AM »
Anyway should I keep making threads like these or have y'all had enough?
Had enough?!? NO WAY!  I love these kinds of threads. They are a source of inspiration to know how to negotiate and never pay full price!
Keep 'em coming...
Maybe make a "How I..." master thread;)
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 11:58:32 AM »


Anyway should I keep making threads like these or have y'all had enough?  Pretty much the same game for these kinds of items I guess.


No way! Loven it! PS, If you can add the txt of ur sweet it would be even better,  8)

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 12:04:44 PM »
During year 2 I have AMEX warranty.  HD really tried hard to get me to buy year 2 from them though :D
If you would've bought year 2, would amex give you year 3? Or does the warranty only extend the original manufacturers warranty?

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 12:06:04 PM »
If you would've bought year 2, would amex give you year 3? Or does the warranty only extend the original manufacturers warranty?
It applies to the original manufacturers warranty and the extended manufacturers warranty if you buy that.
It does not apply to any extended store warranties.
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 12:06:30 PM »
Yeah they're interesting and contain valuable tips! (keep em coming until you get sick of writing them  ::) )
I especially liked your post on how you bought you car for so cheap!!
Had enough?!? NO WAY!  I love these kinds of threads. They are a source of inspiration to know how to negotiate and never pay full price!
Keep 'em coming...
Maybe make a "How I..." master thread;)
No way! Loven it! PS, If you can add the txt of ur sweet it would be even better,  8)

+1 (all of the above).

Great posts, though some people (sorry, I don't have much faith in the ignorant masses) need to be made aware that these are intended as examples of outside-of-the-box thinking rather than straight out scripts to follow.

One other note: unfortunately most of these shtick won't work as well in NYC IMHO.
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 12:06:36 PM »
If you can add the txt of ur sweet it would be even better,  8)
Huh?
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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 12:07:07 PM »
do you have any helpfule ideas to getting a new tv

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Re: How I Bought My Washer...
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2011, 12:08:26 PM »
do you have any helpfule ideas to getting a new tv

Like I was just saying... ::)
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