April 6, 2008
Maybe this week?
Remember this post? I can't actually even believe it's been 2 months....how could we have waited that long to actually have something done about it? I would have never waited that long to have our washing machine repaired!!! But sometimes patience or procrastination or things not working out like you initially thought it should, actually works for the better! In this case it did. Since after calling the repair man that I found in the yellow pages 3 times(!!) without any callback (even tho they said they'd page him right away), we decided to try Sears. So we set up a time for them to come out, of course it would be another week out, but at least it was on the calendar. A good start. It would cost us $73 to come out just to look at it, but they had offered this product protection plan thing where we could pay $204.99 before the service call and that would cover the $73 service call and parts and labor up to $500 (without us having to pay any more than the $204.99 deal). And if the estimate exceeded $500 they would give us a $500 Sears store credit to pick out any dishwasher we wanted. Gee....that sounded pretty good, since we figured it would probably cost more in parts and labor than $131.99 (204.99-73), so we went with it (thank you Lord for your leading!). The man was supposed to come, but then got sick, so he couldn't come that day and only could come a week later, while we were in CO, so we had to set it up for a week after that! So, finally 2 months later, we got someone to come out and (hallelujah!) he declared our dishwasher "uneconomical to repair" - meaning it would cost more than the $500 to fix it!!!! So we were issued a $500 store credit and Friday night we went out to pick out our brand new $499 dishwasher. We didn't even have to pay tax on it, or delivery/installation, or haul-away of our old one. Wow......it was a sweet deal to have gotten a new dishwasher for 2/5 the retail price of it, and we have a year-warranty on this new one included in that initial $204.99 deal. Now hopefully it will actually get delivered this week. It is definitely a luxury I don't take for granted. Sorry for all the math and numbers, I just got excited that this worked in our favor!