After researching which appliances I wanted to seek out, reading published reviews and buyer reviews, and even catching about a small clip on the Marilyn Denis Show on what to look for when shopping for a refrigerator,
I settled on getting a Samsung refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom and french doors on the top. I also wanted a water dispenser.
Searching around the Samsung webpage to considering what models they had, I copied the model number of one that I thought would be good and within budget. Searching on that for Vancouver locations that would sell it, I came across a place called Red Door Discount Warehouse. It was the lowest price I could find -- substantially lower.
Suggested retail price on the Samsung webpage: $3900
Red Door Discount Warehouse, bump and dent: $2200
Andrew answered the phone and explained that the appliances are bump and dent items, which is sort of like refurbished items. In this case, any situation where there may be little damage, or cosmetic damage to the item, they can no longer be sold at retail price. This company checks the items out, repairs whatever it needs, and sells them at a discount price.
DISCLAIMER: I'm still learning how to shoot and edit videos, as well as interviewing without talking so much. So excuse the amateur quality of this. Practice makes perfect, right?
Andrew told me of a sale going on, A package deal of a Samsung appliance kitchen set which included:
- Samsung Refrigerator, French Doors, Bottom Freezer
- Samsung Dishwasher, Ultra Quiet
- Samsung Induction Stove
All energy efficient. For a total of $2800!!! ($3134 with tax)
I needed to repeat back to make sure the exact items that were included, only because it was just too good to be true. But I have the receipt and I have all the items here at the house! The only sacrifice I made was the water dispenser. That was a big loss for me. But for a deal like this, I figured since this is not my dream kitchen, let's live without it. And if it really starts to bug me, sell this one and get the one I want!
My mom used the appliances while she lived with us for a few months, and now I am using them. Let me tell you, we are using brand new appliances. There's nothing that has gone wrong. The dishwasher and oven hood (which I also bought at Red Door), have not yet been installed.
I bought the items way back on November 11, 2012. We had the fridge and stove delivered right away. Delivery was $100 because we were located way up north of the city. The dishwasher and oven hood, because they weren't quite available yet, were held by them until this past week. That's over nine months! Andrew did say, they would house the item for as long as we needed, and they didn't put up a fuss at all about it.
I am not sure what experiences others have had, but I'm extremely happy with the deal I made despite the compromise.
I can't wait to demonstrate the induction stove, but more on that in a future post.