A Warning That Misses the Point

The Philadelphia Inquirer headline offered consumer advice:

When buying appliances, consider more than just price.

Sounds reasonable, right?

The article then went on to discuss some of those other considerations, such as delivery, installation, dealing with sales people, and sales quotes. Then it moved on to another consideration: “Don’t assume sale prices are low prices.”

What struck The Curmudgeon, though, is one of the examples about sales prices the article offered:

This one retails for about $14,000.

This one retails for about $14,000.

It’s worth your time to shop around. For example, the highest price quoted by local retailers for an LG refrigerator (model LMX30776S) was $3800; the lowest price was $2834, a tidy savings of $966.

Excuse The Curmudgeon, but if you’re considering buying a $3800 refrigerator you need something far more serious than ordinary consumer advice.

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