My washer's transmission blew out last Friday evening and the cost to repair a 15 year old washer was not cost-effective. After much shopping and searching for a deal last weekend, I was discouraged at how much I thought I was going to have to spend out of savings to get a new washer.
Rather than buy something that felt out of my "safe" price range, I chose to wait and pray about the situation.
I prayed and I asked friends for advice and God answered my prayers.
Several "scratch and dent" stores were suggested in the North Texas area, several appliance repair places were suggested for reconditioned washers. Craigslist, a favorite of my friends', was suggested strongly. Then another friend suggested checking out estate sales. I grabbed a paper this morning after my marathon training run, and devised a driving plan, and started searching the estate sales.
The first estate sale I came to, there was a washer on sale.
I asked if they'd take the cash amount I had. They agreed (saved a little cash off a good deal WOO HOO! More for the savings jar and debt reduction!!!)
I asked if I could come pick up the washer in a couple hours so a friend would help me load/unload the washer into his truck.
So, last weekend, I thought I was going to be out 400 - 500 bucks on a store-bought washer, plus delivery charges and taxes and junk.
Today, after my run, I got a gently used, 2 year old washer for $140 bucks. My friend helped me move it for the cost of a meal and a gatorade (it's hot in Texas) Just started doing laundry at home.
WHAT A BLESSING!!!!
I am trying to pay off my college loans and remaining credit card as fast as I can, so the thought of having to spend so much on a necessary household item was tough.
I would imagine that there might be someone else who gets into this situation, so I wanted to share my good news with the group AS WELL AS maybe help someone out who gets in a situation like I did. Have a great weekend!
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