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Old 11-18-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I look at the fridge thing this way:

I basically add $50 a month to the cost for a fridge, so I expect the house/apt to be $50 cheaper because it doesn't have a fridge. If it doesn't have w/d, figure another $100 a month discount for that reason.

But any time I have played hardball about fridges, the landlords have fairly easily relented and would agree to put one in. But my wife and I are dual income (well in excess of the 3x requirement), graduate degrees, no kids, no pets, 800+ credit scores, so usually landlords will fight over us.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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Everyone seems so childish going back and forth. So what if Marilyn220 believes that landlords not providing a fridge in rental apartments is "third-worldish"... that's just an opinion. Might be someone who probably has no experience of a true third-world area, and is probably just going off what pops up in mind when he/she thinks of the term. And keep in mind, they did say "ish".

Sheesh... people always have to be right for some reason. And will argue until they're blue in the face (or in this case, until their fingers become numb, lol) ----> Life is different for everyone. What someone thinks is good, someone else might think is bad. EVERYONE has their OWN perspectives on EVERYTHING. So, stop always trying to get others to see YOUR way, and just chill.

As far as the OP's topic.... try looking on FreeCycle.org -- it's pretty cool for when you need something, and when you're looking to get rid of something.
Amen.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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As far as appliances go, I'm extreme: either buy super cheap (i.e.: Frigidaire) or really high-end (i.e.: Viking). I've had both, and been very happy. All of the brands in between are kind of a waste of money, IMO.

Frigidaire now makes a fingerprint-proof stainless. As an aside, I've had bad luck buying used refrigerators, the motor always seems to go out quickly. I'd buy new.
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Old 12-12-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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-Frigidaire is top notch; its owed by Electrolux which is like Viking

-LA is NOT a "World Class" city (eg, NYC, London, Paris, etc); LA is a niche/specialty niche city like Miami, Boston, DC, SF, etc

-In Paris, high end rental always say "American Refrigerator"...b/c their euro ones are like a pug breathing in summer

-Buy the fridge. "Life is short; eat dessert first"
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