Why the fuck buy Kenmore when they don't even make the appliances?

Retarded   1 vote - 50 %
Kenmore Rules! Sears Rules!   0 votes - 0 %
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Why Kenmore by BadDoggie (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 10:14:25 PM EST
I don't know how it is these days but it used to be that the appliances sold by Sears under their label had a better guarantee and much better warranty service if necessary. Infuriating if you tried to fix something yourself, yes (at least, pre-Intarwebs), but I never had a Kenmore appliance that ever needed fixing. I miss my microwave oven that lasted more than 13 years. Best user interface on a µwave EVAR. Only 120V, dontchaknow. My parents' washer and dryer lasted more than 20 years (no, not that plunger-type of agitator, just a standard).


OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

Maybe it's changed, but . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Aug 14, 2007 at 03:08:54 AM EST
. . . we got a small washing machine (Kenmore) for about $600, with a one year warranty, and they've been trying to push us to buy this super-duper warranty for 160 bucks (second time I got called a day ago). I mean, are they serious? These warranties are a sucker's game, from what I understand, having gotten advice from buddies who have worked sales.

No, sadly, most of the stock warranties with washers were 1 year. Had to be purchasing some big expensive $2000 unit for a 2 year warranty, it seemed . . .

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With caution, I'll point out that by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Aug 14, 2007 at 07:35:04 AM EST
We've bought from Sears (with a major appliance account) a number of -- well -- major appliances. We've actually sprung for the extended warranty on a couple items. Because msrat is so awesome, she has consistently managed to warrant appliances that end up breaking or needing adjustment and not warranting appliances that don't break. And the 100 to 150 dollars that the warranty costs is easily offset by the potential cost of parts and labor of a single repair visit. Those extended warranties also get you a yearly visit to maintain the appliance, something that also easily offsets the price of the warranty.

That being said, I agree that extra price warranties are generally a suckers game. We've just been lucky to be able to rape them when they've provided it.

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Dennis Kirk is reliable by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Aug 14, 2007 at 03:24:54 AM EST
though their website is confusing, and the owner doesn't post pictures of his daughter in a bikini.