So, continuing on with our recent theme of "who can you trust?", a little over a year ago I bought a reconditioned washer and dryer from a friend of my boss. This guy has owned a local appliance store for years, and when he offered to sell me a used washer and dryer for three hundred bucks, I said sure.
Flash forward to Saturday, when the washer decided to create Lake Soapsuds in my garage, and this morning, when the washer/dryer guy's repairman informed me that the tub seal was shot, and that it would cost three-fifty to fix.
Was it rude of me to actually burst out laughing when he gave me the number?
No, I am not going to pay three-fifty to fix a machine that only lasted for a YEAR before giving up the ghost. (Kenmore Series 80, if anybody's curious.) And now, of course, washer/dryer dude is trying to convince me to let him sell me a brandy-new washer for the lowlow bargain price of two-ninety-eight.
And, of course, we still have to factor in that he charged me seventy-five bucks to send out a repairman to tell me that it would cost far more to repair my washer, THAT HE SOLD ME, than the washer is worth.
Man, I hope spring hurries up and gets here. It's a long damn winter.