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Philip Hamm

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Hey I'm going to need to buy a new Washer and dryer in a couple months. Where is a good place to get good prices?
 

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I bought mine at Sears. They have all types of brands. I think mine is a whirlpool. But kenmore is sometimes made by whirlpool. You just have to check it out. And Sears is good for upgrading you to the next higher model if the model you want is out of stock.
 

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Lowes. They absolutely crushed the other dealers (Home Depot, Sears, Best Buy, local mom & pops) on pricing, and their delivery is very affordable if you need that. I've almost stopped looking at other places for pricing on appliances, since they undercut so much.

I got a larger Maytag entry model (the Performa maybe?) and its done great. Consumer reports may have a back article on some top models.
 

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We went to the Maytag direct place and it pretty much crushed Lowes, Home Depot etc.

On the other hand, we went to them to buy a dishwasher and Home Depot had the best price by $40(no rebates involved other than delivery).
 

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Do it like I did...haggle. Go to one store and get their best price. Tell them you're shopping around. Then when they give you their lowest price, go to the next place and tell them "Well, so-and-so's price was $XXX." Chances are that they will try to beat their competitor's price. You'd be amazed at how well this works.
 

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I agree with the Lowe's suggestion, especially when it comes to floor models. I don't mind minor dents or scratches since they'll be located in the basement and will end up getting scratched and kicked anyway.

If you have a Lowe's card, they often run a 12 months no interest/no payment special on purchases over $299, which may or may not further sweeten the deal.
 

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Wherever you go, please consider a front-loading washer. They use about 1/2 the water/energy of similar sized top loaders.

We have a Maytag Neptune washer that we bought in 1999, and it has been near perfect. It will accept an enormous amount of laundry (fewer loads), and it is nearly silent when operating. About the only thing you can hear is the water running, and a light high-pitched whine when it gets up to fast spin. The dryer (the matched pair of the Neptune) running empty is louder. Pricey- yes, but worth every penny. We've personally talked six other families into these, and none have regretted it one bit.

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How much are you looking to spend Phillip because I'd hate to recommend something you can't and won't afford. I personally thought Sears/Kenmore was reasonable.

I think we paid $800 to $1000 for the washer/dryer pair for our Maytags. On appliances, you really do get what you pay for and Maytags will last you 15 or more easily.
 

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Other places to try are Costco or Sam's. Limited selection but at the least the prices are decent. Costco sells Whirlpool appliances under their Kirkland brand. Sam's sells GE. The models they show on their websites may not be on display at their warehouses and vice versa.

Other than that, HomeDepot or Lowes might be your best bet. If you register at Lowes's website as a new mover, they will send you a limited time 10% off coupon.
 

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From what I've seen in preliminary looking, Sears/Kenmore is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE.
When I recetly bought my appliances, Sears was $50 to $100 more expensive per appliance. I was shocked. I ended up buying mine at Best Buy. I normally stay away from that place, but they were having a sale that was too good to pass up.

I have to agree on the front loading washer. I just got one and I love it. Not only is it more energy efficient, but because it has no agitator, there is less wear and tear on your clothes. The only problem I had was finding the right level of detergent to use. With less water, it gets too sudsy.
 

Philip Hamm

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I'm not considering top loading washers at all. I don't necessarily need recommendations on models, Consumer Reports does that just fine. If you feel like recommending a certain model, feel free, but I'm not looking for that.
 

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This could fall under the description of "Too Much Information" but i found this forum useful for deciding which washer and dryer to buy:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/laundry/

I ended up buying the Kenmore 4402(?) - its basically a low priced front loader made by Frigidaire(owned by Swedish Appliance Giant Electrolux). I shopped Best buy, Western Appliance and got the best deal from Sears - don't be afraid to haggle - these guys want to make a deal and if they know your informed on pricing they will come down on price. BTW - i would really reccomend a front loader - they are quite and energy efficient and do a much better job of cleaning clothes without mashing them like a top loader does.
 

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do you have sears outlet stores there? we have one here that gets all the returns from the region, get some good deals on a scratch n dent unit.

My parents got theirs at home depot, scratch n dent also, right place at the right time I guess.

I'd Get a front load if you can, they're sooo much nicer.
 

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do you have sears outlet stores there? we have one here that gets all the returns from the region, get some good deals on a scratch n dent unit.
I know you're northern VA, Philip, but there is a Sears Outlet here in Richmond. Scratch and dent where you can't see the scratches or dents!:D Two years ago the Kenmore washer and dryer were #1 by CR. They usually have a variety of colors and cheap prices. White is usually cheapest. We picked the #1 Kenmore washer and dryer for $350 apiece.
 

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