[Note: This is mostly for my reference.]
At the suggestion of larymotrmn, I decided to look into some local dealers as well:
- Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center in Studio City has the same GE Profile as did Lowes ($1,438.00), Sears ($1,449.99), and Best Buy ($1,499.99)… for $1,159.00. The GE Profile™ 22.6 ft3 Side-By-Side Refrigerator, at Lowes (called 23.1 ft3) for $1,698, is $1,409.00. If I go to GE non-Profile side-by-sides, the cost is even less. The Whirlpool Side-by-Side that was $1,099.99 at Lowes is $979.00. They also have some other brands that I trust, as well as a clearance section. I don’t know the cost of delivery and installation.
- Warehouse Discount Center. They carry a wide variety of brands, but don’t have an online catalog with prices. However, they are just around the corner from us. GFG, however, has heard of some bait-and-switch stories about these folks, but I haven’t been able to verify them. Has anyone heard good or bad about this place?
- Waadt Appliance. Recommended by larymotrmn, but they don’t have an online catalog either.
If we go shopping this weekend, we might explore these as well, especially UKC.
Update 10/20: It was also suggested that we explore Baker-Wells Appliance (no web page), 9640 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth,CA.