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washer possibly dryer

butwhydoitalk2u 166 68 April 29, 2016 at 04:35 AM
I am currently on the hunt for a washer. Mine died yesterday. I have been trying to find a deal on a washer but I don't know what a good deal is on one. The current washer that broke is a 12 year old $300 whirlpool top load. It was a functional washer. I got my money worth. Since I'm looking for a new washer I have been considering buying front load type by doing so I'd purchase the matching dryer in order to stack them and make more room in the laundry room. I was looking at DLEX3370 dryer and WM3370HWA washer. Lowes and Best Buy have them for $699.99 and Sears has it for $698.99 but Home Depot has it for $717.99. Home Depot is my closes store but they are the more expensive store. I know I can price match to any of the three stores as they all have them in stock but how does the price match work. Will they bring the price to $698.99 and then give my 10% of the difference or is the 10% off the whole amount. Or would it be better to buy them at lowes and use a 10% off coupon? Or is there another type of washer that would be considered a better deal. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.

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I am currently on the hunt for a washer. Mine died yesterday. I have been trying to find a deal on a washer but I don't know what a good deal is on one. The current washer that broke is a 12 year old $300 whirlpool top load. It was a functional washer. I got my money worth. Since I'm looking for a new washer I have been considering buying front load type by doing so I'd purchase the matching dryer in order to stack them and make more room in the laundry room. I was looking at DLEX3370 dryer and WM3370HWA washer. Lowes and Best Buy have them for $699.99 and Sears has it for $698.99 but Home Depot has it for $717.99. Home Depot is my closes store but they are the more expensive store. I know I can price match to any of the three stores as they all have them in stock but how does the price match work. Will they bring the price to $698.99 and then give my 10% of the difference or is the 10% off the whole amount. Or would it be better to buy them at lowes and use a 10% off coupon? Or is there another type of washer that would be considered a better deal. I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.

Personally I would not spend extra on front load washers. They are just a gimmick to get you to spend more imo. Saving water is sort of a silly thing to do wrt washers as the amount of water saved is negligible compared to overall household usage and water costs are fairly inexpensive anyway. Most people will never come close to making up the difference in price. And imo, one needs water to clean clothes.

As for price matching, If the price is close, it is easier to use the 10% off Lowes coupon and go through them. You can try the price match + 10% and then use the coupon...I do not know how easy it is to get them to take that. Others here can chime in.

Additionally you can get 3-5% off through one of the online portals which you will not get in store on a price match, so factor that into the equation imo.
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I agree with YanksIn2009 about the water saving gimmick, but front loaders do come in handy when washing something such as a large comforter or delicates that you do not want coming into contact with a top loader's agitator.

I would suggest doing research on different review websites as well as trying to locate the most recent Consumer Reports write-up on washers and dryers. When I begin to search for another washer, I will try to find one that has the specific features I need. For example, I enjoy how my current washer has settings for cold, cool, energy-saving warm, warm, and hot. This gives more flexibility than using just cold, warm, and hot. I wash most of my stuff on cool since I found that most of my clothes are not impacted by just a little bit of warm water.

Good luck with your search!
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I read up. Staying with top load and just changing out the washer. I found WTW7300DW as a suitable replacement but can someone chime in on this whole top loaders using less water. I'm use to filling the bucket and the agitator doing work. How well do the newer no agitator washers work at cleaning?
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