LG definitely has the right slogan. Life is good with a new washer and dryer. Are you ready to hear the smokin’ deal Ben scored? Well, you’ll have to wait until I give you the back story.
Everyone knows Black Friday has great deals, right? Well, we saw Home Depot had an appliance deal for Black Friday weekend. A new, front loading LG washer and dryer was now only $1, 000. Sweet right? Yeah, I guess we weren’t the only people with that thought process. When we went to place an order that Sunday, we were told they had sold their LG quota, so we couldn’t get in on the action.
We I sulked home, wishing we had ordered sooner, thinking we wouldn’t see another deal that good until the next Black Friday sale.
Then, when Ben sprang this finish-the-laundry-room-thing on me, we picked up our search. We knew we wanted LG. Sears and Home Depot are the only places in town to carry the LG line. Ben saw that Sears had a sale on the LG 4.0 cubic foot washer and 7.1 cubic foot dryer. The price? Originally $599.99 on sale for $509.99 each. (Unfortunately, this seems to have been a week-long sale).
What did Ben do? He called Home Depot to ask if they match the price of their competitors. The nice man on the phone said, “Yep, as long as it’s the exact same thing.” He proudly added, “AND, we beat the competitors prices by 10%.” So, Ben filled the salesman in on Sears’ sale price and said Home Depot had the same set 10% off currently, but their price wasn’t lower than Sears. So, Home Depot matched the $509.99 each price, and took another 10% ($102.00) off, bringing the total to $899.98! Because we’re stacking ours, we had to spend another $48.00 on the staking kit for a grand total of $947.98. seriously, it’s amazing what Ben can get stores down to. If Ben didn’t get that bug up his butt, delivery was included as well as hauling away the old machines, if we didn’t sell ours. The moral of the story: if you find a good deal, check to see if anyone can beat it.
Speaking of selling our old set, we listed those on Craigslist for $100.00 for the set. They were sold and outta our sight within hours of listing. So, it feels like we paid $847.98 for our new, front loading, Energy Star rated, squeaky clean, stackable washer and dryer.
Last night, Ben’s brother came over and helped Ben lift the dryer on top of the washer. We did our first load of laundry, too! Love them!
We now have a ton of free space in the laundry room to add cabinets for tool and paint storage as well as Ben’s reloading system and supplies.
We also have poor lighting right now thanks to the stacked dryer. We have wiring ready, just need to install the new light centered over the door. You’ll also notice we have a pipe that hangs about one foot from the ceiling, so this will stay unfinished.
P.S. Our washer door opened to the left while our dryer door opened to the right. Not ideal for stacking. It turns out, you can remove six screws, rotate the door 180°, and reinstall the screws to change the door swing. Just so you know.
What deals have you scored? Anyone in the family a sweet talking, deal getter like Ben?