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Old 03-07-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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I need to buy a washer and dryer set from someone who can deliver and install. I found two possible businesses on Craigslist that offer a 1-year warranty, one on Bandera and one in Kirby, but I don't know if they're legit. Does anyone have any recommendations? I figured it would be cheaper to buy used instead of rent from Azuma or Appliance Warehouse.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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What about Scratch and Dent places?? Or Sears outlet?

Scratch and Dent Appliance Stores and Outlets
Any Used appliances stores?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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Actually, I'm going to look at another link you posted in one of those threads. Appliance Liquidation Outlet looks like it's in my price range. I think Sears Outlet and Scratch and Dent are out of my budget. I'm looking to spend less than $500 for, both, a washer and dryer. Thank you.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Check the local neighborhood papers. Recorder/Reporter . Many military families especially come and go and need to unload sets quickly. Sometimes a great deal to be had. Check "For Sale" section.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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Also you could call some appliance repair companies. Sometimes when people get an estimate on what it would cost to repair, they decide to buy new, the appliance repair place ends up the old appliances and the company fixes up old appliances and resells them.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Darlington, SC
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I actually just bought a pretty nice set off of Craigslist for 300 bucks. Girl had placed the ad, I said I needed it delivered but could pay cash that day and would be free anytime. She got her boyfriend to drop them off, I gave him 320 and we were both on our way. Works great!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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If someone off of Craigslist would deliver, I could buy one from a private owner, but then I would have to find a trustworthy person to install it. Maybe I could do it myself; I don't know. I know places that sell used goods can be shady, but I've also had bad experiences with buying stuff from private owners. I bought a laptop for $75 that only lasted 6 months, but I didn't really care since I was getting a new one. I also bought a car off of CL that had a new transmission and the transmission shop said it was still under warranty. When the transmission did go out, all of a sudden, warranties weren't transferable. My sister also bought a car off of CL that was a complete piece of junk. It was partly her fault since she got an idiot classmate who was a mechanic-in-training to check it out. Don't even get me started on the guy who tried to sell me a stolen vehicle.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll just do some serious investigating.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:33 AM
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Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Remember that Home Depot and UHaul rent trucks locally. A coupla friends, and you could end up with something decent at a fair price.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Yeah, I just might rent a truck.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Installing the washer and dryer is easy. You plug in two plugs and screw on two hoses, then connect the dryer tunnel. The only thing that's ever tricky is if the hot and cold are not marked, but even that's no biggie, just swap the hoses if you end up putting them on the wrong faucets. The only tool you need to hook up your washer is a channel lock pliers.

I think Craigslist is a better bet for appliances than it is for cars. I've bought and sold washers and dryers from craigslist a couple of times and never had any problems.

The only thing about buying vs renting appliances is that if there's a chance you'll move where there's a gas dryer connection in the next year or two, renting might be better.
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