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Washer and Dryer First big expense of New Year and other doings!

January 11th, 2007 at 11:35 pm

Well, the dryer had beengiving us trouble. It is 11 years old and we had money aside to pay for it.

The problem is that the washer just went. The repair guy quoted us an outrageous price to "maybe" get it fixed. It is 11 years old like the dryer.

So with one fried washer and one dying dryer I took the plunge. I have the money to pay cash for a new washer and dryer. I guess I have 11 to 12 years to save up for new ones again!Smile

In any case they are coming tomorrow. I went with Whirlpool models given high ratings from Consumers Reports. The Consumers Report has not let me down in the past. It cost but I would rather have a quality appliance. I believ that oft times we buy cheap and pay dear!

On a happier note I opened up an Emigrant Savings account for my daugter and deposited 5000 dollars of hers in it. Emigrant has become so much easier to use.

I treated myself today to a cup of coffee and a bagel 4.28. Picked up a loaf of Italian bread 2.29. I also purchased two sheets of .02 cent stamps for .80 cents.

I am still trying to have as many no-spend days as possible. Well, that is my story for this week! I hope everyone here is well and doing well!WinkSmile


12 Responses to “Washer and Dryer First big expense of New Year and other doings!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    2 cent stamps? Oh, gosh, did they raise the price of postage again?

  2. PRICEPLUS Says:

    No. I still have a bunch of stamps I bought using Jeffreys advice and I need the 2 cent stamps to reach .39 cents.WinkSmile

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, good. Thanks.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I don't get things repaired anymore either. When the appliances go, I get new ones. all of mine are 11 years old too, so it may be time soon.

  5. miclason Says:

    ...repairing things is rather cheap in ES (thank God!)...and, if you have a trusted repairman -- like we do!, been using the same guy for about 10 years now!-- he'll tell you when "it can be repaired, but it won't last too long anyway"...isn't it nice when you can pay cash for those things!...

  6. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Julie, I was not taken by surprise by this one and had the money aside. I hope there are not too many more major expenses.

    miclason, it is nice to pay cash and own it free and clear. It costs what it costs and there are no finance charges. I hope I am good for another 10 to 12 years. I need to put money away for a new washer and dryer some 10+ years from now!Smile

  7. LuxLiving Says:

    Way to go Priceplus - if it isn't being too noisy can I ask how much new Whirlpools cost? I think I see a similar appliance replacement in our near future and I'd love to be as prepared as you were. I've got some little bit back in the appliance fund proper, but I know it's not nearly enough. The dryer that we got from FIL estate is holding, but who knows for how long!

    Good on you - an all CASH PURCHASE!! Yeah!!

  8. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Lux, it all depends on which model you are buying. I went for higher end models and I got the extended warranty. Lets see it came to 1725 for both the washer and the dryer. I will be getting 50 dollar rebates on each and a coupon for free detergent concentrate.

    The machines meet the new 2007 efficiency standards for water and energy use so I hope to save there as well! It is pricey but I went for the better machines as tested Consumer Reports!

    The front loading washer was a bit too pricey for me although I am told it is better than the top loaders. (See Consumer Reports) I'll have to get back to you with model numbers and final info!WinkSmile

  9. flinnie Says:

    Iam glad you had the money saved .My washer is pretty old too hope it will
    last a few more years.

    Thanks for visting my blob.

  10. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Flinnie, I hope the washer lasts a couple more years for you. It is a pain and darn expensive to replace!

  11. Personal Finance Guide 101 Says:

    Hello Paul,

    Your old dryer gave its service as much as it can, did you spend money for repair that old one in this 11 years? If you remember how much? but 11 years... you might have taken good care about it, didn't you?

    One should not think or worry about spending money as far as it is useful and necessary for us.

  12. baselle Says:

    We hit it lucky - when the washer gave up the ghost, it was easy for DH to diagnose and fix. Both washer and dryer are 10 yrs old, without the bells and whistles. They are washing mostly thrift store finds, after all! Big Grin

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