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Post# 312718   11/2/2008 at 12:05 (3,274 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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...So i went to see my inlaws today, they'd got a sofa and a washing machine for my brother inlaw-he didn't want the washer....i sure as hell did!!!!

A BOSCH WFF2000!!!!!!!!!! Just when i thought i was burdened with the blasted hotpoint forever she comes. They of course said i could have it!

So i plan to ebay the hotpoint and welcome the bosch into the family this week!

So excited! Higher water level button here i come! Proper washing, rinsing and spinning! woooooooo!


Post# 312732 , Reply# 1   11/2/2008 at 13:09 (3,274 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
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Hey Darren

Fantastic- and before Junior arrives as well, sure it will be well tested once he does :).

P.S in case you dont know Sainsburys have a third off loads of baby stuff at the mo- ya might wanna investigate ;)


Post# 312735 , Reply# 2   11/2/2008 at 13:17 (3,274 days old) by robm (London)        

Hi Darren

Great news, I am really pleased for you! I hope you really like your new machine. You'll have to let us know all about it when you get it.


Post# 312738 , Reply# 3   11/2/2008 at 13:25 (3,274 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys!
Seamus! Thanks for the heads up on sainsburys! Did have a quick look yesterday! Were about ready for him now:) Only 7weeks to go!!

Rob! Hope you are well! We'll have to fit that phone convo in shortly, It's been a while since we caught up!

The crappoint in on ebay now for a 3day listing, hopefully this will be enough!

Can't wait!


Post# 312745 , Reply# 4   11/2/2008 at 13:45 (3,274 days old) by samsungfl (United Kingdom/London )        

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Hey Darren!!

Congrats on the Bosch! Im sure you'll love it!:-) Whilst I did complain about our Bosch Maxx, thinking back it really was quite a solid machine!

I actually kinda miss it hehe!

Hope ya get the Hotpoint soild nice and quickly on Ebay! :-)

Wow! Only 7 weeks to go! - Bet your really excited! Best wishes, and I hope everything goes as smooth as it possibly can!


Post# 312747 , Reply# 5   11/2/2008 at 13:49 (3,274 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Funny thing is, My best friends mum had one of these! So i got a preview of it! It had the jet for rinsing and it worked on prewash. & of course the higher water level button & short wash! I've got the manual in my hand atm! I'm happy to give up 600rpm to the bosch. It means my son's clothes will be safe in my g.f's hands when she has to use it!


Post# 312748 , Reply# 6   11/2/2008 at 13:59 (3,274 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

Hi Darren

Congratulations - I hope this machine pleases you!

I owned a WFF2200 (from memory) between 1996 and 2000. I think I'm geek enough to remember most things about it, so just ask if you have any questions playing on your mind before you get it!

I'm pretty sure that your new machine was the Which Best Buy in the mid nieties for at least one year...



Post# 312749 , Reply# 7   11/2/2008 at 14:07 (3,274 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Correct you are it was a best buy for at least one year! And it got a good house keeping award:D Did you move yours on or did it break?

I'm quite excited about getting it! Though i'm not looking forward to lifting it lol! I like how you can do a soak, helpful for babyclothes! I missed the soak option from my mums aeg! It soaked and tumbled intermittently. Do these?

Cycle times are acceptable too! Be good to have a higher water level option too!



Post# 312752 , Reply# 8   11/2/2008 at 14:50 (3,274 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
7 weeks...

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So thats any time now then- I was 6 weeks premature and 4lb 13oz youd never guess now lol!


Post# 312763 , Reply# 9   11/2/2008 at 15:25 (3,274 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        


I totally don't want to p*** on your fire here, I understand your excitement - they're a good machine.

But part of me wonders whether a 12 year old Bosch must be nearing the end of it's working life, or at least things will need replacing?

Of course, you know the history of the machine and are perfectly capable of making your own choices. I just know that if I were you, I would be carried away with the fun of it too.

Why the big deal? Well the machine is about to be really well used, with your arrival nearly upon us, and it might reveal problems which have been building up. It would be a real pain in the arse for you if it either breaks down or requires maintenance. As horrid as the Hotpoint is, if it's under warranty (I don't know if it is) it might be worth at least storing it somewhere as a back up machine? A 10 minute launderette wash won't touch most baby stains!!

All I mean to say is, you're about to have enough on your plate and be careful of taking on yet another drain on your energy, resrouces, time, money, patience...

Take care

Post# 312770 , Reply# 10   11/2/2008 at 16:01 (3,274 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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You make a valid point, Though i'm of the correct persuation to rectify any issue. I have plenty more faith in 12 year old best buy than a indesitcompany tin can.

I have 2 back up machines if necessary, my quartz and my zanussi! When i lived back at my rents they were the only machines i used and there nearing 20years and 20years plus &... *touches wood* they've been no bother!

Seamus-Yes it's very exciting! He could be here ANY time! lol! We've even put off going down to aldershot at the end of the month for my cousin's babie girls christening as we'll be on red alert and my g.fs mother is coming in as another birth partner and she'd be devastated to miss it. that and if he were to be born downsouth we'd have nothing for him!

I'm anticipating and anxious as it unfolds lol! I'm dead excited!


Post# 312797 , Reply# 11   11/2/2008 at 17:53 (3,273 days old) by washboy2005 (UK)        

Congrats on everything Darren!!

Hope the Bosch serves you well. I wouldnt mind a read of the manual but I cant get one off the Bosch site as you need the FULL model number and I need a rating plate off a machine for that! :-(

Pics and Vids are a must :-D


Post# 312865 , Reply# 12   11/2/2008 at 23:37 (3,273 days old) by 2drumsallergy ()        
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Hi Darren,
That's great news indeed!
They were first released in 1995 if memory serves me correctly, 1000RPM Spin BBB rated for energy. My friend Professor Smith has one which is still running perfectly. They are reliable, reasonably quiet machines with good rinsing and short cycle times.

Happy washing.


Post# 312896 , Reply# 13   11/3/2008 at 06:52 (3,273 days old) by zodawash (Lincolnshire,United Kingdom)        

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Hey Darren. Congrats on your Bosch. I hope u get a few 's for the Hottie on ebay. Better off rid of It.

An exciting time for you with your son on the way. What a great end to the year!

Hope to catch up with you soon.


Post# 312899 , Reply# 14   11/3/2008 at 07:48 (3,273 days old) by zanussi_lover (Nottingham, UK)        
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My friend has that machine, His mum bought it in March 1998 which was the month and year that it was rated Which Magazines Best buy , and its a great machine, I love the 3D Aquaspa wash system with the Cascade :-), I loved watching the washer spray water down the glass. They always used Ariel Powder in big boxes, I remember it was rarely on as his mum always sets it on 8 hours time delay

Congrats on the machine Darren :)

Post# 312943 , Reply# 15   11/3/2008 at 12:49 (3,273 days old) by washdayisfun ()        


Great score!

Lovely machine. I had the chance to use one a few years back when we went down to Kent for a holiday. It was in the "Laundry room" in a house with holiday apartments in. Thought it was great. Our apartment was across the hall from the laundry room and you could hear the machine working away. Sounded great.

Goodbye to the Hotpoint!

Can't wait to see the pics and vids.



Post# 312945 , Reply# 16   11/3/2008 at 13:08 (3,273 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys!
Thanks for the kind words and messages! I'm well excited to recieve it! There will be many pics and videos! Can't wait to see the thing that is cool is the "guarenteed rinsing time" feature. This intregued me,..i read a little further..."regardless of the time it takes to fill the machine will rinse for the full amount of time once the water level has been reached:D That and higher water level will be most welcoming:D


Post# 313274 , Reply# 17   11/5/2008 at 12:56 (3,271 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Moments ago the hotpoint sold for 147!!! Not bad for a year old machine with current credit situation!

Hopefully the winner will pick up asap & then its hello bosch:D


Post# 313279 , Reply# 18   11/5/2008 at 13:38 (3,271 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Ugh. The winning bidder is giving me the run around. Doesn't have paypal, needs to arrange a courier to collect.

2nd chance offer me thinks.


Post# 313281 , Reply# 19   11/5/2008 at 13:51 (3,271 days old) by washdayisfun ()        

I noticed it was a first time buyer Darren that won your Hotpoint.

I wish the buyers would email the seller and explain the situation with payment etc before bidding then the seller (you) could decide whether to let them bid.

Ive just had a buyer ive had to wait a whole month before I was paid even though she had been paying other sellers in between times!


Post# 313284 , Reply# 20   11/5/2008 at 14:02 (3,271 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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2nd chance offer to the 3 people with good feedback has just gone out and the winner is clutching at straws to find a solution. Thing is i can't be there for her courier i work 9-6 and i want this thing gone within two days.

I'm hoping one of the other people comes up good


Post# 313298 , Reply# 21   11/5/2008 at 14:57 (3,271 days old) by zodawash (Lincolnshire,United Kingdom)        

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yeah I hate it when people do that too cause they want you to wrap it up and then wait in all day for a couier to come etc I always refuse this if people say can I arrange my own courier. Its a heap of trouble Darren.


Post# 313311 , Reply# 22   11/5/2008 at 15:35 (3,271 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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That's exactly what this woman said. I said i work 9-6 i want it gone quick as i have a new machine on the way and no space. She said i'm being unfair!

I've given 2nd chance offer to the previous bidders.


Post# 313421 , Reply# 23   11/6/2008 at 07:58 (3,270 days old) by 2drumsallergy ()        

Hi Darren,
Wow that sold quick and a good price too.
I hope you get everything sorted, remember that the buyer agrees to the terms laid out in your listing so don't let anyone muck you about.

Good luck.


Post# 313423 , Reply# 24   11/6/2008 at 08:35 (3,270 days old) by zodawash (Lincolnshire,United Kingdom)        
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yeah I agree with David. If ever I buy on ebay and have a special request like I cant pick up for a week or sumthing I always ask before bidding if the seller agrees to do it. It's only polite and you cant assume that once you've bid and won the seller will agree to pander to your needs that you now spring on them. Just point out Darren that no one is home for a courier etc. They shud have asked first. Don't people make u mad sumtimes lol


Post# 313472 , Reply# 25   11/6/2008 at 13:20 (3,270 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hi guys,
Well this girl has 0 feedback & Didnt enquire weather A: payment not by paypal would be ok *She wanted to pay by BANK TRANSFER!!!!!!! I was like erm your not havin my bank details! & B: Wanted to courier-i work 9-6! Not good. So i've 2nd chance offered it & she thinks i'm unreasonable!

I'm quite annoyed cause i want this gone asap so i can get the bosch in!!

Hopefully it will go. One of the 2nd chance offer guys is warey.


Post# 313483 , Reply# 26   11/6/2008 at 15:04 (3,270 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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I have readjusted the auction with block capitals and red text saying DO NOT BID until you've messaged me if you cannot pay quickly and collect quick!

Hope it goes with a buy it now of 150 & bidding too!


Post# 313510 , Reply# 27   11/6/2008 at 17:42 (3,269 days old) by 2drumsallergy ()        

Hi Darren,
I can understand the second chance offer guy being wary, however if you have good feedback and explain the situation with the auction winner he should understand.
If you have re listed the Hotpoint with "Buy it Now" I'm sure it will sell especially with the current financial climate. Don't forget to mention the remaining parts warranty which I understand is transferable to the new owner, but please check with Hotpoint on that before you change the listing.

Good luck.


Post# 313657 , Reply# 28   11/7/2008 at 14:49 (3,269 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! I've got someone with good feedback bidding on it! At last!!


Post# 313739 , Reply# 29   11/8/2008 at 08:13 (3,268 days old) by 2drumsallergy ()        

Hi Darren,
That's good news, I hope it sells for you soon and everything goes smoothly.

Good luck.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Bosch.


Post# 313937 , Reply# 30   11/9/2008 at 15:16 (3,267 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Hey guys.
I won't drag this part of the thread out now until the new arrival is in place tues/weds.

The crappoint sold. Unfortunately for less than the 1st time but at least it sold to someone with real good feedback.


Post# 313939 , Reply# 31   11/9/2008 at 15:32 (3,267 days old) by zodawash (Lincolnshire,United Kingdom)        

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Bit dissapointing Darren that bidding wasn't better on it. I had it on watch. Hope its out of your kitchen very soon and onto better things from Mr Bosch.


Post# 313952 , Reply# 32   11/9/2008 at 16:18 (3,267 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Yea it could have been better. but atleast it's going. The money will be going into our baby savings anyway!

Looking forward to bosch washing here on in!


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