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so illinois will be doing another rebate (im taking friday off to hopefully score one).

im looking at LG, Samsung, and GE. thoughts and experiences?
 

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weltyed said:
so illinois will be doing another rebate (im taking friday off to hopefully score one).

im looking at LG, Samsung, and GE. thoughts and experiences?
The Sears delivery men told me that they never have to take back any of the Samsung appliances that they deliver. Of course, this was AFTER I'd already bought another brand!
 

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This is the only appliance that I haven't bought this year. Sorry, I have no advice.
 

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LG is making some of the GE stuff now. Not sure which models. My appliance repair guy (whom I've gotten to know pretty well recently because of some issues) says that if you need a repair with parts, Whirlpool is the way to go because the parts are always available - not so with LG and Samsung.

When we first got married, we couldn't afford anything so we were able to pick up an inexpensive Sanyo for $400. The damn thing is still running after 25 years.
 

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I have a friend who is an industrial appliance repair guy that swears that most of it is pretty good as long as you avoid anything made by GE.
 

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Freezer on the bottom. Have had both, and bottom is way more convenient.
 

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nevermind. i need a fridge shorter than 67.5 and nothing out there looks good. i told The Wife i could remove the cabinet above the fridge, but she wont bite.
 

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I have a GE that's about 3-4 years old, and it had a bad ckt board already (just out of warranty period....)

$300 later, the fridge works again...
 

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weltyed said:
so illinois will be doing another rebate (im taking friday off to hopefully score one).
Advice = go early. This second round of rebates isn't being hyped as much as the one a few months ago, but we got in because we bought that morning. All the money was gone by the afternoon... Never did find out if it had to be in stock or just ordered that day, got different answers - so, find something in stock.
 

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Whirlpool is the way to go because the parts are always available - not so with LG and Samsung.
This.

Samsung may not experience frequent failures, but I've seen people go through some serious challenges in having repairs completed.
 

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im taking the day off and headin over when they open. my debate is home depot (where they are doing a 15% match, so every energy star is 30% off, some 40%, and they are release 10-15 SKUs with 50%), or lowes. i like what they have at best buy, but they wont open the doors until 8. at HD and Lowes the doors are open at 6 but sales cant scan until 8.
going to lowes means less of a crowd and almost assured of the rebates. HD means crowds, a definite 15%, and a possible 30-40%.

im still thinking about cutting the cabinet out. 15-30% off a fridge is hard to pass up. especially when we know our fridge is 20 years old. talk about an energy vampire.

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Advice = go early. This second round of rebates isn't being hyped as much as the one a few months ago, but we got in because we bought that morning. All the money was gone by the afternoon... Never did find out if it had to be in stock or just ordered that day, got different answers - so, find something in stock.
 

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Samsung may not experience frequent failures, but I've seen people go through some serious challenges in having repairs completed.
I've heard many horror stories about Samsung customer service as well.
 

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And my washer and dryer that broke down and needed to be replaced within 5 years were LG. I have no idea if their refrigerators have better luck, but we had a pretty lousy experience with ours. The other issue is that there is only 1 certified LG repairman within 25 miles of where I live.
 
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