Previously, I had written about how our refrigerator was on its last legs, and we needed to replace it. I had priced acceptable replacements at the big stores, and developed a list of local stores to explore. Today was shopping. We started at Warehouse Discount Center where we saw a GE 25 cu ft side-by-side that we liked (GE GSS25KGSBB) for $1,049.98, with $45 delivery. We next looked at Waadt, but saw nothing of interest (well, we saw the GE Top Freezer we had talked about, but decided we didn’t like it). We then went to the UKC showroom, but they only had out the high-end stuff; their other stuff could be ordered online, with a $59 delivery fee.
We then went up to Best Buy. They had a 25.6 cu ft Whirlpool out (Model GS6SHAXMB, which isn’t in the current BestBuy catalog, but appears to list for $1,729) for $1,099.99 as a “slightly dented, open box”. We liked its layout, and so we got it. They wrote up the prices as $1,049.99, plus free delivery and installation, plus 18 0% months… plus a $500 gift card. There’s a possiblity it might be a slightly older model, but that doesn’t bother us: we have a new refrigerator being delivered Wednesday that will be covered by cash flow due to the 0%, for a little over $600 for a very large refrigerator. On top of that, we’ll be getting a $65 rebate from LADWP for buying EnergyStar, plus $35 for having them recycle our old refrigerator. Lastly, we’re getting RewardZone points for it.