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Old 08-03-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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If you listen to local Florida radio you know these places are advertised constantly.

I've never been there, but have any posters shopped there, and did you get a good deal?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Miami North (Orlando)
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^^^ Hey, we went looking once. The fridges that we looked at, looked like they fall off the truck on the highway. Almost all. The washer and dryers seemed to be in much better shape though. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. Also, if you have built-ins (which most ppl do, if the scratches/dings are on the side, it probably wont matter too much. But for us, if we are gonna spend $900 on a SS fridge with dents and scratches, we are willing to spend a few hundred dollars more to get one in perfect condition.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The key here is to be in the store when a delivery arrives to get first pick. I picked up a nice GE Profile SS fridge that I could never afford otherwise. I don't mind the few minor dents on the doors. Unfortunately the Ice maker has never worked and I never followed up on getting it fixed. I also have a Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer set with small scratches on the plastic doors that have been working just fine and a GE Monogram built in dishwasher (that gets a cabinet door attached to the front, so who will see the scratches?)
Appliance Direct had opened a new location and had tractor trailers arriving several times a day with "new" items. People (myself included) would wait for the stuff to come off the back of the truck and lay clam to it. When you spotted what you wanted, you would have to get a salesman to write it up and put a "sold" sticker on it, before someone else did. The whole experience was addicting and there were definitely bargains to be had.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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thanks. I want to check it out. Is "scratch and dent world" the name of an actual store, or just a name they use for their periodic sales?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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thanks. I want to check it out. Is "scratch and dent world" the name of an actual store, or just a name they use for their periodic sales?
Yes that's the name of the one in Altamonte Springs (if it's still there)
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Miami North (Orlando)
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There's also one on 50, around the Dean Rd area...
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Also don't forget to check Craigs List. We just picked up a SS fridge and dishwasher; both for the price of $400....(and, yes - they work ) There are a lot of foreclosure distress sales right now.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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A short distance from our SE Florida home is a Sears scratch n dent store and while living in PA we used them a few times.. Some appliances looked to be perfect shape while others looked as if they were ready for the junkyard crusher due to the size of the dents...

Maybe there is one near you that may have reasonably priced NEW but scratched appliances you may find adequate....

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