It seems that everything around me operates on Murphy’s law: if I take a quick 5 minute walk to the supermarket, my toddler will need to go potty, if I plan a trip to the park, it will rain, and if I purchase a 5 year warrantee on an appliance, it will stop working the day after the warranty is up.
I guess you can see where this is going; I purchased a refrigerator 5 years ago, and got the 5 year warrantee. I used the warrantee twice in those 5 years for small issues, but within days of the warrantee expiring, I had a BIG issue. The thermostat on my fridge isn’t working properly, and at the standard temperature (which it has been on for 5 years) freezes everything in my fridge. Carrots: frozen. Milk: frozen. Yogurt, apples, you name it – frozen. So, I upped the temperature on the fridge and everything seemed like it was back to normal, except the little guy in the computer that tells my fridge it should be at a specific temperature. I can’t seem to shut him off, and he keeps reverting the temperature to a preset. Do you know what happens to carrots when they thaw out? MUSH. I’m not happy…
So, I guess I’m in the market for a new fridge and since I do all my shopping online, this is no different. In the past I would go to the appliance store in person, but I love that I can see product reviews for appliances online before I make this huge purchase. I’ve never actually made a big purchase like this online before, so it will be my first time, but I don’t expect it to be any different that shopping for a pair of shoes online.
Have you ever purchased an appliance through the internet?
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