Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Throw-Away Society

Just over a year ago I made a post about my washing machine. It was only 7 years old and the spin cycle had stopped working. The repairman quoted me $400 to get it fixed. This was ridiculous since a new washer would be $600 at the most. I opted to buy a new washer. Now it's the refrigerator's turn. It's making a put-put-put sound when running so I'm assuming its the compressor. I checked how much a new compressor would cost, and it would be around $220. Estimated labor costs would be another $200. So do I spend $400 to get it fixed or spend $250 more and get a brand new one? At least the fridge lasted 14 years. An online forum stated that the life of a fridge was about 15-20 years. So I think I will just run this fridge into the ground until it stops cooling. The put-put-put is annoying, but only when you're in the kitchen. What ever happened to the good old days when things lasted 20-30 years and only cost $100 to fix when something DID break.
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