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February 19, 2009 4:36 PM Subscribe
Buying a used Washer and Dryer on Craigslist: Thrify and Smart or Foolish and Regrettable?
posted by lannanh to Home & Garden (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So we just moved into a new apt w/ a washer and dryer hook-up, woo hoo! Except, what do we hook-up?
I've never made a major appliance purchase like this and I'm leaning towards buyin off of CL because I can get the fancy LG front loading washing machine and matching dryer (or Kenmore or Whirlpool or even Frigidaire but definitely NOT Maytag) for under $1,000 versus twice that new. Is this stupidest thing ever? Anyone have any advice for buying a used set? Do I sit with the person and make them do a load of laundry in front of me?
Or should I just scrap the whole thing and buy new? I mean, are things like warrenty important, do any places even offer good warrenties anymore? Or yearly servicing if that still exists.
Any advice on the new or used font is greatly appreciated.