Fix or Buy.

@rakski (89650)
Philippines
April 28, 2021 10:19pm CST
I just received an email from the washing machine company. This is the price quotation of the parts to fix the washer. It is written there that the parts will cost me $250 plus the labor fee of $30-40. In short I need to spend around $300 for this. I already ran through some washer online and I saw an LG and TCL brand inverter type already for around $450 to 500 I think. hmm.. Do you think I let them fix it or just buy a new one?
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@marguicha (171511)
• Chile
29 Apr
I would buy a new one.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I think that will be the best. I am just now scouting online. I am not sure though if I will buy it online or go to the mall. I never try buying appliance online
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@Shxrubia (2684)
• Indonesia
29 Apr
The best option is to buy a new one
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I think so too
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@kareng (34254)
• United States
29 Apr
That is a tough choice. They sure don't make appliances like they used to! They used to last for years! I have gone through several washing machines and dryers, oh and refrigerators.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
the washer is already 10 years old. According to the technician the usual life of the washer is around 6-7 years
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@kareng (34254)
• United States
29 Apr
@rakski I would have to lean toward a new one then for sure.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
@kareng Yes, that is also what I am feeling
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@Belexhanns (1423)
• Kampala, Uganda
29 Apr
Its better you buy new one because I don't trust those people well, they fix it poorly so that they may come back again
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
Yes, the technician told me that having the parts is not yet a guarantee that it will work
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@slianty (390)
• Indonesia
29 Apr
Buy a new one, the item that has been repaired will not last long
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
You have a point there
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• Philippines
29 Apr
Do you want a top loader or a front loader? Ours is Samsung (top loader automatic) Have you discussed it with your husband? I assume you'll both pay for it.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
Ours is a front load washer automatic. I think I might get the same but the inverter type
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@porwest (43759)
• United States
29 Apr
I always tend to shy people away from front loaders. They have a tendency to hold moisture toward the bottom of the door, creating mold issues and wearing out the seal.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
@porwest oh okay, thank you for telling that. But so far speaking from my experience I did not notice that. and as what the technician told me, our washer stand the test of time. ahaha
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@stanley777 (8624)
• Philippines
29 Apr
The price is quite near to each other, i think better to buy new one.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
Yes, I think so too
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@Pngndrn84 (132)
• Indonesia
29 Apr
i suggest buying a new one, as we don't know what they fix. Sometimes a small thing can get expensive because we don't know about it.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
that is true. and yes, I am leaning on buying a new one
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@DaddyEvil (39065)
• United States
29 Apr
I'd buy a new one. Even if the repair lasts for years, something else is bound to break on it.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
you got a point there
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@arunima25 (57322)
• Bangalore, India
29 Apr
I would go for a new one. It's a huge price to pay for fixing an old one.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
Yes, that is right. I was kind of shock too because the technician showed a small piece as part that needed to be replaced
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@arunima25 (57322)
• Bangalore, India
30 Apr
@rakski Even a small piece if it is a crucial one can cost you a fortune. Better to get it replaced with a new one.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
@arunima25 that is true
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@LadyDuck (337098)
• Switzerland
29 Apr
Do not let them fix it, buy a new one. The new one comes with a warranty, if they do not fix you old one properly and it breaks 3 months from now you have to pay again.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
that is what we are thinking. Even if we fix it now, we will not know what will happen in the future
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@LadyDuck (337098)
• Switzerland
30 Apr
@rakski Should the cost to fix would be no more than $150 you could take the risk, but here you almost pay the same price than you would pay for a new one. I have seen yesterday at Aldi washing machines for sale at $190.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
@LadyDuck I saw one with lower prices too but I might be buying the inverter type and the cheapest one is at $500
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@porwest (43759)
• United States
29 Apr
If you can buy a new one for $450-$500, I would chuck the old washer and just buy a new one. I am considering that the cost to fix the old one is roughly 60% of the cost of buying a new one. I use the 50/50 rule. If the cost of the repair is 50% or more of the cost of replacement, I usually opt for replacement.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I am leaning towards that also. I am now scouting for a new one. We still do not know if we will buy it online or go to the mall
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@porwest (43759)
• United States
29 Apr
@rakski Personally I would not want to buy an appliance online. But if you know enough about it before hand, it might be a good way to go.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
@porwest same here. But I am visiting the website of an appliance store. I would want to know more about the brand and availability before personally going there.
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@RebeccasFarm (29243)
• United States
29 Apr
hmm..I may buy new
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I am thinking of that too now
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• United States
30 Apr
@rakski Let us know what you decide
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
@RebeccasFarm yes, I am leaning more into buying now but I am still scouting for a good item online. I do not like buying appliances online so I check out first the store website and might call them if the item is available before going there personally
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@ladyhero (2008)
• Indonesia
30 Apr
I think if the price difference is that much better buy it just now
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
you are right there
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@ladyhero (2008)
• Indonesia
30 Apr
@rakski and you can sell the old one for a third of the price or whatever price you want
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
@ladyhero I think so
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@jobelbojel (23899)
• Philippines
30 Apr
I would buy a new one instead.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
30 Apr
I am scouting one already
@thelme55 (68184)
• Germany
29 Apr
I would buy a new one instead of repairing the old washer.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I am leaning on that too now
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@CarolDM (130606)
• United States
29 Apr
If it were me, I would get a new one.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
I am now scouting for some online
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• Nairobi, Kenya
29 Apr
Buy a new one that has one year warranty
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
yes, I will
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@snowy22315 (112798)
• United States
29 Apr
I would buy. I had to buy a new washer recently too. I was not a happy camper, but with an old machine you have to kind of expect it I guess.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
29 Apr
Yes, I am now scouting for some now
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@prinzcy (23537)
• Malaysia
8 May
I would just buy a new one. So not worth the cost to fix it. There's no guarantee it won't happened again as it already start giving you trouble.
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@rakski (89650)
• Philippines
8 May
I agree. We decided to buy a new one hopefully soon.
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