You may remember my complaining about the washing machine I got before Christmas. I hate it. About three inches of water runs into the tub. Some things never get wet. It is like a gentle wash on all cycles. There are days when I want a little more water for dirty things, no crowding, and a rousing swishing to get dirt out.
Last week, I found one at an appliance store that had a button to push for a full tub. As we were going there, I realize another appliance store was next to it, one I had not looked at for a washing machine. HA! I found what I wanted for same price as the one I have and hate. Plus, it was $125 less than the first one I found last week.
I did not get it right then. Exbf was cranky. When we went back 30 minutes later, it had sold! I was so mad I could spit. I was grumbling so and going on about how that was hard to believe, a very unhappy woman. So, two guys came out and told here there was another. She was unaware of this. Yep, another washer just like the one I had wanted.
This is a "rent to own" place. They kept correcting me when I said "lease." This was a return. The woman had it for 14 months. I don't know if the saleswoman was making the rest up as she went or if it is the truth. In response to my comments, she said the pickup guys told her the woman was very clean. Then, she said the woman was returning it because she was moving to a place without a washing machine hookup.
At any rate, I have two machines. One is waiting here to be picked up. The other is waiting to be delivered. I am soooo happy.
Now, I can wash blankets, bedspreads, things that the other would not because of the lack of sufficient in the tub. Otherwise, I was going to have to make trips to the laundromat with items I cannot pick up.
Oh, the Hotpoint I am returning has plastic gears. The Amana I am getting does not. Delivery and setup charge is $25. I paid $50 to have the one I have now delivered and set up. They are even furnishing new hoses. I know I have to have new hoses, but before I had to buy hoses.
At first, I was horrified to think I was getting a used machine from a place that probably has roaches. It just all seems so icky to me. Then, I thought about how horrid public machines in laundromats are. I calmed down. This will be my first used appliance, so I am still nervous. The washer I am returning after six months is so awful, that anything is better. It evens feels flimsy.
I could buy one cheaper and used out of the paper, but I have no one to do these things--pick it up, bring it here, carry it in the house, an hook it up. None of these are rocket science, but I would have to pay someone to do it all. The store is just the more expedient option.
Do you only buy new appliances or used? Have you ever gotten a used appliance that was a dud? I have never returned an appliance. Have you?