Homeownership - Maintenance, Building, Updating, Renos, etc.

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Fitz, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Good to know, eliminating GE from the options.

    Really leaning towards a specific LG fridge. I found it at a local outlet with a small dent in the upper right corner of the door...for $700 cheaper than new. Worth it?
     
  2. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Pics of fridge with dent:

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  3. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @Erie ours is a dent and scratch! It has a small dent on the side and we never notice. Works fine! (Ours is a samsung and its great except the ice maker freezes up so cannot recommend our specific model. That's not related to the dent though!).
     
  4. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I was hoping to find one with only dents on the side but this one is on the front. I feel like it's small enough to not really matter, but it is a final sale with no returns unless something is "unrepairable" and not just cosmetic. It's an hour drive away and we'd rather not walk into a store right now to go look in person.
     
  5. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Put a magnet on it!
     
  6. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I don't hate that idea at all.

    K is worried it could lead to issues down the road if whatever created that dent also damaged the insulation/interior of the door? I don't know.
     
  7. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Worth it.
     
  8. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Worth it to pay the extra for brand new you mean? That's where I'm leaning bc they are also bundling dishwashers and ovens for more discounts...and we do need all new appliances anyway. Just isn't like, super super urgent.

    I just discovered I can have an oven that has an air fryer setting!!! I am way too excited about appliances right now.
     
  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I meant worth the savings, but not if it’ll bug you forever.
     
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  10. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Gonna ask our handyman his thoughts, if he’s dealt with that store before and what he thinks as far as quality goes!
     
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  11. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Another thing to think about for new vs. dent is what the cost would look like to get the matching pieces later, unless you are ok with them not being the same brand/whatever. Like if you get a fridge, dishwasher, and oven deal, would that be cheaper overall than the cheap fridge and full price dishwasher/oven? Would you try to get the other pieces from the scratch and dent place? What if they don’t have the same brand/style later? Etc.
     
  12. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    It’s the identical fridge just with that small dent! I’d probably still get the same/matching other appliances.
     
  13. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    The cheaper one/dented one is also not returnable. They will exchange for store credit if there is something actually wrong with it that they deem “unrepairable” so if it didn’t fit for some reason...
     
  14. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I’d take that dent in exchange for $700! It looks really small and you could easily stick a couple magnets, a photo or a FL AF postcard over it!
     
  15. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I’m team Dented Fridge.

    We have a Sears Outlet washer & dryer and they’ve held up great. But just scratched, not dented.
     
  16. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Our stainless in our prior place was dented by the last tenant. It drove me crazy.
     
  17. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I think I'm now leaning towards a Whirlpool fridge. Found it at the same outlet in a dented model for $1000 less than new and the dented model only has a tiny dent on the side (where we'd never see it). Finding out how much our handyman would charge for doing the water line and installing, the new $1000 more option includes that.
     
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  18. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    Have also bought dented fridge from Sears Outlet. Saved $1400 and had no issues at all with it!

    We have a french door fridge with freezer drawer now. I hate the freezer drawer, but it's fine. We also have a cheese freezer in the basement and a garage fridge/freezer so we can spread out which helps make the drawer bearable. Stuff still gets buried though - but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me.

    The only appliance I think I'd want wifi for is the oven..it'd be so convenient to be at the store, choose something that needs to bake and start the oven when I get to my car to preheat!
     
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  19. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    YES I told a friend that I feel like WiFi could be useful for an oven...tell google to preheat it when my hands are gross while prepping, or the situation you mentioned!
     
  20. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Wifi appliances are another way to be hacked.
     
  21. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    While you’re not wrong, K works in that field and has very strong security on anything that touches our WiFi. I’m not worried about it for an oven, but it’s why our garage door opener isn’t connected for example.
     
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  22. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Damn that's a commitment to cheese.
     
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  23. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Which I admire greatly @antisocialite.
     
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  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I want my oven WiFi only if it can keep shit cold until I want to cook it.
     
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  25. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

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