If you know me (and most of you probably reading this don’t so let me tell you: I LOVE a good deal. I LOVE clearance sections. I grew up going thrift-store shopping. I’m also crafty (and have a pretty handy hubby) which comes in handy for fixing things up! Honestly, it is VERY difficult for me to pass up a good bargain.
One hot day in June, I opened my freezer to get a popsicle…and it was melted. Everything in the freezer was gross and mushy. Great. I called my husband over who pronounced our fridge d.e.a.d.
The funny thing was I had been eyeing a new fancy fridge, just because ours was older and outdated but there was NO WAY we could afford it yet. (We’re talking a $3-4000 fridge, I have expensive taste!) So I definitely hadn’t planned on our fridge dying ANYTIME soon.
So, knowing we couldn’t get the new, pretty fancy fridge we really wanted we headed to our local used appliance factory. We had already purchased a fridge for our store and a dryer from them and they have pretty good deals plus warranty options.
So I’m wandering around, looking and opening fridges, they all smelled funny, by the way, and I’m just kind of like I don’t care which one, they all suck, when I see it. A fridge that looks absolutely out of place. Grey stainless steel, two freezer drawers, just a super fancy fridge in the used appliance department. So I wander over, just to look, and when I get over there I see it is all dented and scratched (but this is the used department so it doesn’t bother me) so I open it and my jaw literally drops. It still has plastic on all the drawers and shelves. It then dawns on me, THIS FRIDGE HAS NEVER BEEN USED. And it is 75% off!
I immediately call my husband over, who calls over the fridge guy, who tells us that it was delivered but when they were trying to get it into the house it got all dented and scratched up so, of course, the homeowners didn’t want it. And now it’s here, begging me to let it come home with me!
At 75% off, it felt like the deal of a lifetime. It was EXACTLY the fridge I’d been eyeing at Home Depot and Lowe’s. And who am I, the queen? What do I care if it’s dented and scratched? It works and that’s good enough for me!
So a week later (a week is a LONG time without a fridge), it came home and we are all so happy!
Oh, it’s so pretty! And the magnets are strategically placed to hide the worst dents and scratches:
Here’s a picture of what one of the scratches looks like:
It has that fancy cooling drawer, which we both love because now I can put my leftovers in there and my hubby doesn’t smell them anymore! (He has a very sensitive sense of smell)
And it also has that fancy door that opens so you can just reach in and grab things real quick:
Needless to say, we are VERY happy that our fridge chose to die at that point! Yay for new fridges and for ONE HECK of a bargain!