She obviously felt that a little $ could go a long way.
I usually take the cost of the repair into account & how long I predict the appliance will last. Say it's a $200 repair & I have the feeling it will last 4 more years after that. Well, that's $50 a year & in 4 yrs, I can buy a new one if needed and not so unexpectedly.
This has saved me a $#!+ load of money over the years. The 2 recent most was my Central A/C, who's frame is really is on it's last leg, I know I have to replace it, but a $180 repair last summer has kept us cool while we have had the time to shop around for a low interest loan to replace the unit when needed by a reputable guy that Schatze recommended & is down the street from us to boot! No one wanted to repair the A/C but one guy convinced me he could do it or I didn't owe him a dime! Still going strong! That was absolutely worth it.
It's going to be about $8K - $10K to replace.
Another is a couple of yrs preK, my dryer had a little trouble. Paid a guy to fix it & he did, but said it could last a few weeks to a few years. It lasted a few days. So I went to Sears & bought a new one. Delivery guy brought it & installed. I inspected it & wholly mackeral, found dents in the inside drum and scratches on the outside as well as dents & rust. After he left. So he has already carted off my old dryer (12 yrs old Kenmore). Sears had me call the delivery guy direct to set up delivery of a another new machine. He had me inspect BEFORE he took it off the truck. He unboxed it before my eyes & it had a huge dent & rust on the corner (which was heavily protected) among other spots of dents & rust. I looked at him & he knew not to go any further & asked if I wanted to call Sears to see if they had another in stock.
"NO WAY", I said. Why would I want another one if these 2 showed up in this condition & told him I was cancelling the order. I think he could tell at this point I was a person who wouldn't rat him out to Sears & said, "I can repair your old dryer & bring it back to you & install it for $125 total - with a year's guarantee. I jumped on it. That was almost
5 yrs ago & it is still going strong. I wash a ton of sheets and clothes almost every day.
I am not one to "just toss". And I would rather repair if it makes sense to do so.
I would probably not repair a TV.
So what kind of appliance is it, Schatze?
This message has been edited by Isabella..Maja on Mar 22, 2008 5:19 PM