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Old 03-09-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Guys,

We want to buy this SAMSUNG Refrigerator which is $300 cheaper if bought online (after considering the shipment charges). Being sold by a 3rd party at AMAZON.COM.

Do you see any issues buying a fridge/ appliance online? Please advise.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Guys,

We want to buy this SAMSUNG Refrigerator which is $300 cheaper if bought online (after considering the shipment charges). Being sold by a 3rd party at AMAZON.COM.

Do you see any issues buying a fridge/ appliance online? Please advise.
If its on amazon I wouldn't worry too much about it. Definitely read the seller reviews though.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If it is "Fulfilled by Amazon" than should be OK. Check Seller's reviews.

Buying on Amazon is much safer than on ebay/craiglist.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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Thank you guys.

Below is the link. It is listed on Amazon but sold by a 3rd party called Home Care Company.

Amazon.com: Samsung RF28HFEDBSR Energy Star 28 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Cool Select Pantry and Freezer Drawer, Stainless Steel: Home Care Company
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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The seller has only 12 reviews and two say the service on Samsung is horrible. I would look at consumer reports before you buy this particular refrigerator.

Energy Star Glitches: Consumer Reports Investigates

Apparently the energy efficiency ratings for these are way off.
The Samsung RFG298AA[WP] was off by 33 percent
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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I went through three Samsung refrigerators that I bought from Costco due to the warranty. I finally go sick of swapping out refrigerators and bought a different brand.

I may have just had bad luck, but my friend went through two Samsungs as well. Of course, we may have been unlucky.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Just make sure the dealer on Amazon is an authorized Samsung dealer or Samsung might not cover the warranty. Good part of ordering from Amazon is you can always use the AtoZ guarantee if push come to shove with the third party vendor.

I order online on almost all my stuff now, just so much easier and you can see all the reviews you need. Plus is always cheaper.

Best buy/pacific or whatever just can't compete when their prices is always 10-20% higher than online vendors.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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Most of these refrigerators are $2k+ and you save quite a bit of money on tax alone.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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That model has been discontinued by Samsung, and I personally wouldn't buy it because you can do just as well or better on pricing on the newer model if you wait for a good sale. Plus for a large appliance like that, I would buy locally - you want to have someone you can get a hold of if there are any problems.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A38F1REGZFNN6L
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