In need of extra money

@marguicha (78388)
Chile
February 24, 2013 9:48am CST
As many of you know, my washing machine broke down a while ago. I send it for repair and came back with a limited warranty. A couple of weeks later, it broke down again. I called the technicians and they fixed it again. I`m keeping my fingers crossed but I`m also throwing some coins in my piggybank and this time it will all go towards the new washing machine instead of using it for vacations. I hope the repair will last a year. Do you have these kind of problems when things break down when you don`t have much money for replacement? What do you do? Share!
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13 responses
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
24 Feb 13
Fortunately when my fridge broke down my son bought a new one. It is large and magnificent but he got it on special and it was a good deal. However, when he eventually leaves my home he will take it and buy me a smaller one as I really would not then need one so large. I guess that I would have to put it on my credit card = or part of it if I needed a new appliance. Most of us have these problems as machines do not last forevern unfortunately
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
25 Feb 13
I will not have any help towards this buy as all my family are already helping me a lot since I got ill. There are a lot of minor expenses when you get cancer that are not covered by any insurance. So, for me, it`s piggybanking and hoping that this fixing will last at least a year.
@louievill (15840)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
some machines simply reach " end of life " you fix one part then another breaks down, sorry friend but it might be more expensive in the long run to buy a new one or buy newer second hand that still has more use life. I have a similar problem with my car, I still have a few month left till i need to change the timing belt otherwise if it snaps and it's running, the damage would be much more expensive, now the driver is complaining of wet car mats, i know its clog in the aircon tubes, I have not yet saved anything for maintenance cause it's all being eaten up by family and house expenses
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
I think that I`ll wait to save more money and I`ll get a new one. I don`t trust much used machines. The problem is where will I get the money. Still, I will not spend one more cent in it.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
24 Feb 13
I think it is wise to purchase a new machine instead of spending repeatedly for its repair. But, of course, it is up to you to take the final decision.
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
I wouldn`t think it twice if I had the money. As it is, I sent it for repair, they messed it up some so I used my warranty with them but started to save money for a new one.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
24 Feb 13
It is not wise to repair a machine repeatedly. It costs much. Better you bye a new washing machine. Don't waste money for an old thing.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
This is the second time I had it repaired and it will be the last. When gadgets start breaking down in a short time, it is time to get a new one, as you say. The small problem is where will I get the money though
@ksktika (271)
• United States
24 Feb 13
yes i know what you feel right now, sometimes it's hard to decides when you haven't much money to spend. i am suggesting you to replace your washig maching rather than repair it. you can try to find the cheaper one but you can get a good specification.
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
I will not spend more money repairing it, that`s for sure. My washing machine is the cheapest one of the automatic kind. I`d like another one like that one.
@Janurmas (636)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 13
I think you should change your washing machine. Repairing it need a lot of money, so better to buy a new one. You can sell it first, and then you need some additional money to get a new one for you. About to find extra money, I am not sure about it, but I can suggest you any, but you can try to get it by joining online money making programs such as microworkers, mturk, or iwriter. Good luck.
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
I don`t think that I can sell for much my machine as it is very old. But I will not spend any more money having it fixed. This is it. So not I`m placing small bills in my piggybank to save to a down apyment.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
24 Feb 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i can understand your situation very well and i think it is really unfortunate for u to get fixed the washing machine again and again and i think it is high time that u sell it to someone or else if it is breaking down more often within the warranty period then u should not be charged a penny if it requires any service. What say?
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@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
24 Feb 13
The technicians did not charge me for the last time they fixed it, but I can foresee that the machine`s life will be over soon. I don`t think I can sell it if it is not working and I`ll keep it until it breaks down again and it is not within the warranty. That will give me some time, I hope, to save some money for a down payment on a new one.
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@akp100 (13169)
• India
26 Feb 13
Hi Marguicha It can happen with anyone, and yes of course I have face such kind of situation one or more time in my life. At that time we just can wait for proper time when we get the money and replaced that thing. I hope you will get enough money for your washing machine.. Best of luck.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
26 Feb 13
I`m saving for it. I hope to be able to save enough before the machine breaks down again. I don`t mind so much hand washing in summer, but I would not like to do it in winter.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
25 Feb 13
We have had times when we've had something to break down on us when we don't have any kind of money to replace the thing that has broken down for us. In those kinds of situations, I find that I have to do the one thing that I don't like to do and that is to buy something with financing. Now we are just about to be out of credit card debt, finally, and it is my hope that after those bills are paid off that we will be able to start putting money back for incidentals like a washing machine or plumbing problems or whatever.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
26 Feb 13
Right now the machine is working again, but the technicians gave me just a limited warranty for 3 months. I will not spend another dime fixing it. I started to save fro a new one and probably I will have to buy it with a credit card if it breaks down again soon. I hope it lasts at least one more year. I have lots of extra expenses with my lymphoma treatment and my family is helping with that so I cannot expect them to help with this also.
@KrauseHome (32872)
• United States
25 Feb 13
Personally there are times when something breaks down, that you can only hope you can somehow find the money to replace it for something New or newer instead. Many times you can often find yourself spending just as much in repairs. Not sure of around there, but here you can find items like this used for quite reasonable that might be a cheaper alternative as well.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
26 Feb 13
I am thinking on what to give up to save for a new machine. The old one is working, but I will not spend a dime on another repair. It worked well for 15 years. All of a sudden several problems have arisen. The latest had to do with the electric panel and they fixed it as the original one is discontinued.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
25 Feb 13
That is one thing that I would like to avoid spending on, but if things just get broken, then there's nothing left to do but either repair it or buy a new one, depending on the extent of the damage. Well, if I really don't have the money and I need something really important, I ask my mom's help. I wouldn't want my in laws know about it.
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
25 Feb 13
My family are already helping me a lot since I got ill, so I would not want to ask for money for a new machine. Right now the thing is working again, but I will not spend more money fixing it. I`m saving for a new one.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
25 Feb 13
In the past, whatever was broken I used to wait until I could find a secondhand one. I've been lucky that in the past couple of years nothing has broken so I have been able to save up in case something does. (Of course, it helps that I don't own much - the appliances came with the apartment and the landlord fixes them)
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
25 Feb 13
I don`t like secondhand machines, because you don`t know much about its past life. I checked today my savings and I have enough for 1/3 of a new machine. I hope I`ll have it all before it breaks down again.
@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Feb 13
I am sorry to hear that you are having so many problems with your wading machine. I am with the other users, that you would be better off buying a new washer, as by the time you spend money getting it fixed, you could be spending enough to buy a new one. I hope that one way or the other, you will have a washer that works, Take care!
@marguicha (78388)
• Chile
25 Feb 13
I will not spend more money in the old one. I already spent some money on it, but that is all. I am saving towards a new one. Let`s hope the last repair lasts a year until I have enough money for a new one.