Finally got the design department to accompany me to Sears to look at
fridges; I'd taken the advice given in the last thread to heart and was
planning on concentrating on Whirlpool-made models. However, the design
department seemed to be consistently drawn to the LG-made models, and I
have to admit, simply from a convenience and feature perspective, I had
to agree. (probably not going to buy at Sears unless their prices turn
out to be the best, but I figured it was a good place to start, and I
had a bunch of old gift cards that I needed to burn up, and I needed a
new Pitman arm puller.)
What she wants: french-door, bottom freezer model, preferably with ice
maker and shaved ice would be a bonus. The Asian mfgrs. seem to be the
only ones really doing this style; the majority of these seemed to be
either LG or Kenmore-branded models that appeared to be LGs in drag.
She also liked one GE I think.
What to do...?
any experience with LG fridges? worth a try, or should I just go with
plan A which was "pick up something in better shape off craigslist and
hope for the best?" With the stuff we were looking at, picking a lemon
could be an EXPEN$IVE mistake! (dang, those things cost a lot of money.)
As I sit here in my basement, I can hear my old fridge running though,
which motivates me to spend money and get one of those nice shiny QUIET
On a completely different topic, I drove out of my way to go to the
"nice" Sears in the suburbs, and the tool department was definitely
showing signs of the economy. The guy that was helping me find all the
items on my tool wish list was apologizing that they didn't carry a lot
of stock due to the fact that business was slow. HOWEVER... he did
spend about 20 min. looking up a "front end service kit" made by K-D for
me, ordered it online to be delivered to my house (no shipping charge,)
and consolidated all my gift cards into one so that he could do the
transaction. And ended up to be an old car owner himself (Mercs and
Volvos.) Amazing - customer service AND knowledgeable. Hope they keep
him around, was weird yet pleasant to find real help in a Sears tool dept.
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