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Old 10-16-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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In this area I'm seriously uneducated.

We'll need a w/d until our household goods schlep their way over the waters.

Are the rent to own type joints robbing folks on even a month long rental? Would it be preferential to beat our clothing on a rock?

This would be a straight out rent. Our own set is arriving in December.

Any experience with the local appliance rental places?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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craigslist, goodwill, etc

rental places will poke your eyes out.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:29 AM
 
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In this area I'm seriously uneducated.

We'll need a w/d until our household goods schlep their way over the waters.

Are the rent to own type joints robbing folks on even a month long rental? Would it be preferential to beat our clothing on a rock?

This would be a straight out rent. Our own set is arriving in December.

Any experience with the local appliance rental places?
If it's only for a month, would a laundromat not be feasible? Of course, I have no idea where you live or whether there are even laundromats in your area!
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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by the time you paid rental fees even for a month for both you'd do better on Craigslist I bet .
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:30 AM
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I would check out Aaron's or one of the better-known rental places, if it's only for a month. Any longer than that and you will be getting poked in the eyes, I'm sure, but it beats a laundromat where who-knows-what has been in the washer before you put your clothes in there.

I wouldn't buy one off craigslist or anywhere if it was just for a month. Then you have to hassle with getting rid of it and with the rental place I'm sure one phone call would get it picked up.

ETA* laundromats are one of the very few areas in my life where I would be considered a snob. ewwwww they're just gross and I would rather give up my vehicle than be without my w/d. I'm sorry if I offend anyone that has to use a laundromat, I mean no disrespect to you, but ewwwwwww they just creep me out.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Appliance Warehouse has the for about $30 a month for the whole set.. That is what I have now, not bad!
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I will second laundromats, we had the same situation when we came back from over the pond and despite being a pain, it is much easier/cheaper than trying to rent one!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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The cost difference from a laundromat would be pretty extreme, as they would probably charge extra for delivery and return delivery, unless you plan to pick it up and install it yourself (and *if* they would even allow that). For example, they might charge only 25 to rent, but add 50 to deliver plus another 50 to pick up.
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: North Central SA
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Rent - laundromats are a pain. you have to take all your stuff there and lug it home. they also don't clean your clothes as well, do more damage (higher heat dryers etc.)

I think the $30 from Appliance Warehouse sounds like a great deal!
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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Appliance Warehouse has the for about $30 a month for the whole set.. That is what I have now, not bad!
We used Appliance Warehouse too, they even moved them from our apt to the house for a small fee, and then picked them up the day before the movers arrived.
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