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February 19th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

It's seemed obvious to me that the dishwasher was on its last legs - would be the first to go.

I may be cheap and put things off, but I also like to stay ahead of the curve. I thought it might be wise just to replace the dishwasher end of last year, but dh did not agree. So, whatever.

OF course, the dishwasher leaked all over the floor a few weeks back, which I was not happy about. (Dh is always setting it off when he leaves the house which drives me NUTS. Especially since someone is usually home). So I nagged at him about not leaving the house and setting it off if he doesn't want to replace it. Rolleyes He says it has done it before and he just cleans the around the gaskets or whatever and is fine.

So, I am talking on the phone with my mom when I see him bring towels down to the kitchen. Rolleyes I say, "That's it - it's President's Day Sales weekend - we are buying a dishwasher today!"

Maybe the timing isn't so bad.

& then I realize I don't remember the last time I bought an appliance. Holy cow. Okay, it's been about 7 years since we bought a washer/dryer.

What is my great saving money tip? I don't have much. It's driving me nuts, we have the money, and I just want it replaced. So like the last couple of times, we will just go down to Sears and by a Kenmore. Since it's been SEVEN years, we will open a credit card if we can get a discount for doing so. Dh can generally get them to remove the sales tax. (We always haggle, and that's the wiggle room that Sears tends to have - that and/or free delivery. They technically won't lower the "price."). I am looking right now and credit card discount is 5%. We will take it and just close the card when done. Until next time. Might be our 3rd Sears card application?

Of course, I did peek online and everything is on sale dirt cheap - so I don't know how much haggle room we will have, and I don't care. $200-$300 off sounds good to me.

So, that's the plan.

& no, I have never bought a dishwasher before. 12 years of home ownership - this would be the first. As it comes to most every major appliance in our house. So I feel pretty rusty, on one hand. But having never replaced an appliance that came with our homes, I feel we have the luxury to just get what we want and move on. IF it wasn't tax season, I might take the time to search out more options. As is, I am spending my one day off appliance shopping. Sounds like a blast! Rolleyes

3 Responses to “Sale Shopping”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    If you have a scratch and debt place or can get a deal, I would definitely recommend a Bosch dishwasher. They are more energy efficient than other brands AND they all have a pan on the bottom, so if it ever would leak, it would never run onto your floor, it would go into the pan. I installed one in my last house and loved it so much I considered moving it to the new house. Stainless steel interiors are also very durable.

    That said, I bought mine scratch and dent and paid less than a similar crappier model would have cost at Lowe's.

    You are very lucky. At least you're getting one on a sale weekend!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    You might want to check out consumersearch.com or goodguide.com

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Funny to say it but I can't wait to hear what deal you get. Seems like Sears doesn't have appliance sales of great percentage, but I saw an ad on TV in the last few days for 50% off some appliances there. That could just be at our local one, which is one of those being closed down. Good luck.

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