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long term purchase worry?

Posted by erichome (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 31, 11 at 12:14

I've been plotting a stove purchase for few months. My 20+ year old one is driving us nuts.

I saw the sale at Sear this weekend and thought "hey, I should check that out" but now I'm seeing the financial trouble that Sears has been in for awhile combined with a little trouble on my last purchase there (3 good experiences, 2 more recent bad ones) and I've started to wonder....

Should I go elsewhere? HomeDepot wasn't bad for the washing machine, but I'd been thinking of a KitchenAid like the new dishwasher and they don't carry them.

I had to admit I was surprised by their financial troubles... but that could just be me showing my age. When I think of appliance purchases I think of them first.

BTW, I was considering a KERS206X if anyone has an opinion on it (or my rambling above.)

Maybe I'm just being nervous after spending a chunk of money over the holidays? As long as they out-live the warrenty, does it really matter? The sale goes until the 5th, so there isn't an immediate rush here.

Eric


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RE: long term purchase worry?

Sears doesn't manufacture any of their appliances so you'll probably be able to get repairs even if they go belly up - but personally, I wouldn't buy a Kenmore at this point (not that I ever have :-) because if Sears does go belly up, the actual manufacturer most likely won't honor the warranty. I'd recommend buying a brand name, even if you buy it at Sears.


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