08 Sep 2010 1:34 AM
|Is it worth buying a fridge freezer (Combination USA Style)in the UK or wait till we arrive in Australia. If its best to buy in the UK is there any specific requirements due to the temperature in Australia.
Can anyone recommend a good make & model ?|
08 Sep 2010 9:45 AM
|I personaly would buy one here, they are just as cheap as the UK. We bought our AEG one over with us, lasted about 6 months and then the fridge compartment died. It was a very, very hot summer and don't think it could cope!|
08 Sep 2010 10:09 AM
|A problem you may have is, will it fit into the house you move into over here, most houses are built with a fridge recess, some of the older homes won't acommodate a large side by side fridge.
If you buy one here you will also have a warranty to fall back on if something was to go wrong with it. I heard somewhere not sure where, that the insulation on fridges here is thicker to withstand the heat.|
08 Sep 2010 6:42 PM
|My LG Side by side fridge freezer cost me 499 GBP in uk, the week after i got to Perth i saw an identical model in The Good Guys for $2700. I kid you not. Normal fridges are about the same price but side by side 'American' style ones are much more expensive. I have not looked at prices for two years but remember September two years ago you were getting about $2.50 to the pound. It actually hit $2.74 at the height of the stock market panic.|
20 Sep 2010 10:05 PM
|Just bought a new fridge today.
We looked online and found a westinghouse frenchdoor fridge at Clive Peeters online for $1400, special web price.
So then we went to Harvey Norman, purely becasue they're close to us, and found the same one there for $2400!
Told the guy about the Clive Peeters online price, he phoned Clive Peeters and even the sales assistant he spoke to at Clive Peeters thoought we were talking rubbish until he checked online.
Long and the short of it is, we got the fridge, at Harvey Norman, for $1000 less than their marked price. So definitely make sure you shop about both at shops and online.
Oh and we had looked at LG but we have an LG already and, if I'm honest, it's a nightmare. It's so noisy, it whines like you wouldn't believe. It's been a pain in the backside since we got it.
Even the guy at Harvey Norman said we were better off buying westinghouse cause it's aussie made therefore parts etc are easier to get if anything does go wrong.|