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Post# 192228   2/19/2007 at 07:11 (4,478 days old) by sillysuds (new jersey)        

good deals or junk? I went to a used appliance store not to far from me, he had all, direct drive kenmore and whirlpool washers no old belt drives. the guy said that they are to old to get parts for. is this true? also his washers have a lot of features on them. his prices are not bad, starting at $75.00 -$175.00 i am thinking about buying from him.

Post# 192259 , Reply# 1   2/19/2007 at 12:03 (4,478 days old) by sillysuds (new jersey)        

sorry to post 2 times.

Post# 192273 , Reply# 2   2/19/2007 at 14:04 (4,478 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Sillysuds, as per the belt drives, there are some parts still available. In my store, I'd never put a WP/Kenmore belt drive on the floor. They're just too damn old (not to mention heavy to deliver compared to more modern TL washers). I couldn't justify the floorspace. They also make the store look old. All of the used stuff on my floor is either white-on-white or almond/almond, etc. Hell, I don't even have any wp/kmore black- or brown-back pieces. I let the other guys in town sell the old junk (no offense to beltdrive fans). I'll sell the newer stuff at the same price.

Post# 192280 , Reply# 3   2/19/2007 at 14:15 (4,478 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
It depends a lot on the store,

and also on the use the machine had by its previous owner(s).


My 1997 Maytag Dependable Care pair has had light-to-moderate use, and are in good-to-very good condition.


However, a 2005 anything owned by an abusive person might look great, but be one or two loads from a catastrophic failure.


If the store has been in business a long time, that's a good sign in itself.


Lawrence/Maytagbear


Post# 192365 , Reply# 4   2/20/2007 at 01:43 (4,478 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

the swap shop in Ayden usually carries both BD and DD washers-prefer the BD ones.Mr Dixon-the man that runs the place is saying BD machines are getting harder to find.If you have 'em-take care of em.

Post# 194814 , Reply# 5   3/4/2007 at 08:55 (4,465 days old) by sillysuds (new jersey)        

So hard to find (Belt Drive) Whirlpool/Kenmore.

Post# 194821 , Reply# 6   3/4/2007 at 09:26 (4,465 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I sell anything that looks decent, and runs good. Belt drives still sell, no problem getting parts. Some I'll sell for $75.00 or so, but when you buy 'em for $5.00, or less, you can still make money.
Gee, I still sell coppertone, harvest gold, avocado appliances. The market is still there.


Post# 194828 , Reply# 7   3/4/2007 at 10:31 (4,465 days old) by sillysuds (new jersey)        

Thank's for the words of encouragement,but I wish I could find some in my area.Bob.

Post# 194831 , Reply# 8   3/4/2007 at 11:03 (4,465 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
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Here's a BD Kenmore set, in New Jersey.

kennyGF


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Post# 194835 , Reply# 9   3/4/2007 at 11:13 (4,465 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Here's a Whirlpool set, in PA.

kennyGF


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Post# 194841 , Reply# 10   3/4/2007 at 11:34 (4,465 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Jeesh, I have never seen that amount of rust on a washer before! What happened, the owner never wiped off any spills/splashes off of the top of the unit? Since it appears that it isn't rusted through, I imagine you could sand it and have the top repainted. But I wonder what would be lurking on the inside.
At least they have the set priced appropriately!


Post# 194857 , Reply# 11   3/4/2007 at 12:54 (4,465 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I've seen this on the last of the belt-drive washers before - notice the lid hinges are no longer the previous design that used two rods that extended through the top and used bumpers on the underside of the top to hold the lid upright when open. I think the little plastic "stops" seemed to put more stress on the finish which evenutally developed tiny cracks and allowed moisture to attack the metal substrate. By this point in the belt-drives, I'm sure the porcelain wasn't quite as heavily applied (if at all on some models) as it was in earlier years.

That "Experienced" Whirlpool set is from the early 70's? Quite a regal and imposing look I always thought.


Post# 194901 , Reply# 12   3/4/2007 at 18:13 (4,465 days old) by oxydolfan1 ()        

sillysuds

you may have better luck posting on craigslist

or putting up an ad in the local shopper or supermarket board

in my part of nj, LOADS of senior citizens have old machines

down in the basement, many just never got to tossing them

you'd be surprised how many there are

rents and real estate costs are simply too high, here

a used appliance store cannot make a go of it

last reputable one i knew of, in elizabeth, closed 3 yrs ago


Post# 194910 , Reply# 13   3/4/2007 at 18:55 (4,465 days old) by sillysuds (new jersey)        

Thank's for the advice. I went two stores in South Plainfield and Manville. all they had were DD's.

Post# 195000 , Reply# 14   3/5/2007 at 04:07 (4,465 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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It also sez the Whirlpools are 3 speed. A little unusual.....

kennyGF


Post# 195166 , Reply# 15   3/6/2007 at 00:35 (4,464 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

Good for you goatfarmer! We need more people like you.

A used appliance guy in my area has the same mentality as runematic. No offense but I positively hate that way of thinking. I am looking long and hard for a set of frog eye kenmoires and guys like you scrap them everyday. Stupid! The Frigidaire 1 18s beat anything white or almond in your store and thats a stone fact. You can get parts for them everyday, all day long.

Old isnt bad and the new machines are high priced junk. Older is better in most things. They were built to last, and people took their jobs seriously and were dedicated to quality. The same cannot be said today.


Post# 195181 , Reply# 16   3/6/2007 at 04:39 (4,464 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I would say-if you are a thrift store operator-PUT OUT THOSE BD'S for sale-there are always folks that can use them-scrapping them is stupid and wasteful.If the machine works or can be fixed-FIND IT A HOME-better fate than the krusher.Some appliance thrift places-"the older-the lower the price" as one did in this area.He even has a couple of laudramat machines for sale-A Maytag and an "Amana" SQ.Those are in his "bargain" area.

Post# 195210 , Reply# 17   3/6/2007 at 08:41 (4,463 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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wannapinkset, come on. Firstly, if a frog-eyed Kenmore pair came in, it wouldn't be scrapped. I'd definitely save something like that. Secondly, why would I want to make a space on my floor for a 25-30 year old machine when no one comes in for something that old. Sure, I could wait a year or two for the one vintage appliance person, but it doesn't make good business sense or financial sense. Believe me, I'm into historical preservation, whether it be an old building (mine's from the 1870's), a relic (see some of my 1700's era PA German Stoveplates that are rusted/burned in half, where some see no value), or a rare early appliance. I do not feel bad when I send a 1970's WP beltdrive, Frigidaire, you name it, to the crusher. I can't save everything or wait for the one person to walk through my door. I'm sorry, but that's really the way it is. Look at it this way, for every beltdrive I junk, it makes the remaining ones rarer & more valuable. LOL.

Post# 195236 , Reply# 18   3/6/2007 at 12:23 (4,463 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

Im not the only one that thinks sending them to the crusher is stupid.

They are already a limited item in number. You making them less daily is only contributing to the idiot that thinks asking 2000.00 for a set of pink vintage Maytags ok. Its stupid. Belt drives work forever. Why throw away something that actually works? A novelty in todays onslaught of garbage produced.

Sell them. There is a market. Sell them for 20.00. This site and its growing numbers should be proof enough. A clasic is a clasic, be it building, a car or an appliance.


Post# 195240 , Reply# 19   3/6/2007 at 12:39 (4,463 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
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As much as you and I might like to walk into a nice store packed full of vintage appliances, there are some very cogent reasons why it just doesn't happen. The biggest is the rent every store must pay on its space. Retail rents are charged by the square foot. A vintage washer and dryer might take up eight square feet. Now, if a store owner can put something in those eight square feet that will sell rapidly- and make him money every month- why on Earth should he put something there that will sit there and sit there- without making money? Vintage appliances are a very small, narrow, specialised market. There is a REASON we have to pursue this hobby in flea markets, junkyards, and musty basements.

Look at it this way- if someone created a vintage washer and dryer store, and sold only units in excellent original or restored condition, they would cost a fortune (visit www.antiqueappliances.com... if you doubt me- and that company is located in a small Georgia town with relatively cheap rents, not a major metro area). Finding stuff costs money, restoring it costs money, displaying it for sale costs money, and standing behind the merchandise costs money.

If the average used-appliance dealer devoted space to really old appliances, he'd be passing up the revenue he could get from faster-selling stuff, and needs to pay his expenses. It would be absolutely terrific if dealers could carry more vintage, but it's a lousy business model.

Look at it this way- the way things are helps ensure that when you DO find something, it's cheap, because it's in an estate sale or basement or thrift store.


Post# 195248 , Reply# 20   3/6/2007 at 13:08 (4,463 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Sell them for $20? Are you for real? Most machines like that that come in, need repairs. So, now I repair the machine with parts (parts cost $$$$ whether the part is used or new), clean it up, and merchandise it. It'll cost me more to sell it then I'd be asking for it. Now if someone came in before my scrap guy showed up, wanted it as-is, and didn't care that it didn't work, THEN I'd sell it for $20. I'm telling you, 99% of my customers want a newer used appliance. I know that the newer stuff isn't as heavy-duty as the older stuff, but I also need to stay in business, so I sell what my customers want. Also, beltdrives do not last forever.

You can't compare a typical 1970's beltdrive WP/Kenmore to the classic Maytag pink set. They're not the same thing. Now, are those worth $2000? Not to me, but it never hurts to ask. He is the seller & can ask whatever he feels the market will pay. If you do not want to pay his price, do not bid. It's that simple. No need to call the guy names (like cretin) because you do not want to pay that kind of money. Personally I think he is way off base on those, but that's me.

So I'm stupid to send the old machines to the crusher. Yeah well. Like I said, I can't save everything. It would be impossible. I have over 875 newer used appliances in my warehouse. There simply wouldn't be room, so the crusher it is. My scrap guy is good. He'll seperate all the metals out (copper, aluminum, steel, etc) for recycling. So at least the beltdrives are going to be something new instead of going to the landfill.


Post# 195257 , Reply# 21   3/6/2007 at 13:29 (4,463 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Danemodsandy, very good points. I couldn't agree more.

Post# 195264 , Reply# 22   3/6/2007 at 13:55 (4,463 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

we all have our own opinions. Good thing some people 20 and 30 years ago didnt think that about all your 906's and so on. Its all perspective really. What was junk 30 years ago is highly collectable today.

Why would anyone expect anything but "as is" on a vintage set? People on ebay sell them "as is where is" and have a very low overhead. I wouldnt want anyone to not make a living, but the scrap guys compete with me and a clasic is to me what crusher fodder is to others. Get it? Scrap guys today are very agressive and post adds on craigslist so I never even get a chance, like you selling them to the scrapper before you know if there is an interest. I have to see it available in order to consider it.


Post# 195269 , Reply# 23   3/6/2007 at 14:24 (4,463 days old) by rp2813 (West Coast)        

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I have to agree that you need to be selling newer stuff if you want to survive. I didn't get any calls on my '98 Amana pair that's low mileage and in like new condition--even though I only posted a picture on Craig's List and didn't give their age. I am confident that both machines are in better shape and way cleaner than most of similar vintage that you find in a used appliance shop (at least the ones I've been to locally) but it appears I'm going to end up giving them away. I refuse to let some slimey fly-by-night or on-line-only, english-as-a-second-language dealer come and take them away as his offer would insult me and he'd not have to lift one finger to put them on the floor and sell them as is. Sears has maintained them regularly their whole lives. I wish I knew of a friend who needed to replace their machines as these would do OK for anyone for at least 5 more years if not longer.
My opinion of the local used appliance stores stems from shopping around and ultimately buying an early 70's fridge from one about 15 years ago. It was for the garage, it didn't have to be perfect, I wasn't looking to spend much and this one was priced right. It looked clean underneath, but the first night I had it home, I found a dead cockroach a foot or two in front of it on the floor. I knew where it had to have come from. I ended up having to bug spray all under that fridge (clean back style) and also set off a bomb in the garage for good measure. Now, don't you think the dealer 1) Had to know that fridge had an infestation when they acquired it, and 2) Would have gone to great lengths to make sure every last egg was killed or otherwise prevented from hatching? You really have to be careful out there when buying anything used. This frig also had a bad evaporator fan that was turning very slowly. This should have been an obvious problem to any dealer who knows and tests out his merchandise. I suspect runematic has a very nice clean store where his customers feel confident they are getting a good machine for their money and won't have any surprises after they get it home. Some stores that have display windows might use that space to put something more vintage, but generally you're not going to find a bunch of vintage anything in a used appliance store anymore for all the reasons already stated above. Just a fact of the modern world, you'll need to hit flea markets, thrift stores and garage/estate sales if you're looking for vintage anymore.


Post# 195273 , Reply# 24   3/6/2007 at 14:43 (4,463 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

Well this guys got a bid. Seems pretty lucrative. Could have been crusher fodder 20 years ago.

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Post# 195274 , Reply# 25   3/6/2007 at 14:44 (4,463 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

Oh yeah, I forgot to say id take it with roaches or without. Either way is fine.

Post# 195278 , Reply# 26   3/6/2007 at 15:29 (4,463 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Rp, my store is definitely clean. I will not allow anything with bugs near my building. Those go right to the local recycling yard, bypassing my scrap guy. I also sell new stuff, so I keep the used stuff nice & clean as an alternative. All of my used pieces come with a 1 year parts & labor warranty so my customers are taken care of if there happens to be a problem.

Wannapinkset, if something like that came in, I would not crush it. Also, I would never, ever, sell my junk to my scrap guy. I GIVE IT TO HIM FOR FREE! I'll let him dismantle it and make some money. He has to eat & make a living too. Sometimes, he'll pick up a newer piece somewhere else that I can use and he'll take care of me. So, that works both ways. Look, I'm sorry you can't find/afford some of these vintage pieces. It's tough out there. But like I said before, it's impossible to save everything. In fact, I just sent a rough 806 pair to the great laundryroom in the sky. I hated to do it, but they were hopeless & I needed the room. I'm not the only one on here that has scrapped these older pieces. Sometimes it has to be done.


Post# 195291 , Reply# 27   3/6/2007 at 17:14 (4,463 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'd like nothing better than to be selling all late model, newer used appliances. But one of my main sources is a new appliance dealer, who also sells used. What I get is what they don't want. Such as anything GE, or most of the older items, including belt drive WP's, GE FF's, and older Maytag's, harvest gold refrigerators, etc.

My customers are mostly low income, or landlords. A landlord will take a BD Kenmore, because I sell it cheap, usually $75.00 or less. And I'll give a 30 day guarantee. If a BD comes in and doesn't work, or needs something major, they get scrapped. But probably 75% of them need nothing but a cleanup.

The high price of scrap has eliminated a lot of my pickups in alley's, curbsides, etc. It's getting harder to find good ones to rehab and sell. That, and the fact that everyone thinks they can sell used appliances out of their garage. They'll make a deal with a Lowes store, to take everything that comes in, not realizing that a good Lowes can generate 20 or more trade in's a week. Pretty soon the stuff starts backing up at Lowes,because the garage dealer can't keep up, or can't sell that many. So Lowes gets ticked, and bring in a dumpster, and NO ONE get's them but the scrapyard.

I have no problem with the way Runematic runs his business, it obviously must be working for him. Like he says, you can't keep them all. I have a storage building that has some things I've been saving that should be scrapped. Cost's me $75.00 a month to store them.

stepping down from my soapbox.....

kennyGF


Post# 195400 , Reply# 28   3/7/2007 at 00:41 (4,463 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

Its so not about afford. I never even get the chance. *Beating my head against my desk* Thatís what I have been attempting to point out to you. That and that todayís junk is tomorrows treasures.


scenario attempting to make understand peoples out there #1

20 something Greta grandkid gets grandmammas pride and joy 65 belt drive (horrors! *freaky doomsday movie music*) Maytag, Frigidaire, Kenmore, magic chef, etc (pick one) set being as they were the favorite grandkid and all. Pump, belt, float water height, timer, etc goes from heavy inexperienced hard use. gretta grandkid never wanted grandmammas old junk neeways and goes out and buys new front loader finance till yer crumpled with old age made in kajikastan out of three sheets of stamped aluminum foil painted hoopdee Hoosier horchow melon washer, dryer and matching $$7000.00 pedestals. Now....in comes the appliance sales dude charging gretta granddaughter 25.00 removal for old grand mammas 65 set or they set them by the road or call the scrap dude that has the listing every single stinking day in craigslist. There is NO FLIPPING opportunity for access on my end. I could be here with eight 100.00 dollar bills stuffed longways between my boobs and a hundred rolled up and sticking out of each ear but none of you can see me and I cant see you.

Do ya get it now?????


falling off my cage now.


Post# 195401 , Reply# 29   3/7/2007 at 01:09 (4,463 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Linda, Linda, Linda...

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I promise you, when your luck changes, it changes all at once. I looked for a VERY long time for centre-dial Maytags. I didn't really need them, because I had a perfectly good set of Whirly DD's, but I wanted them. I haunted yard sales, flea markets, thrifts, and junk stores. I read want ads. I did everything, and found nothing.

A few weeks ago, my Whirly washer gave trouble I couldn't fix. In total despair (and not flush at that particular moment, either), I looked on Craigslist for something that would do; I was hoping for maybe something like a Kenmore 90 series pair or maybe one of the later Maytag Dependable Care sets. When what to my wondering eyes should appear....

A PAIR OF CENTRE-DIAL MAYTAGS! In my area. Hell, in my NEIGHBOURHOOD. For $195. Working. Dee-freakin'-LIVERED. I called; the seller told me his mom was going into an eldercare facility and he didn't need the machines himself.

I bought 'em, he brought 'em. I set 'em up; they worked fine, though the guy's momma was no Mommie Dearest clean freak, let me tell you. Whatthehell. I cleaned them up, replaced a torn dryer filter, and they're great.

That's how these searches go- it's like hunting for the Perfect Mate. You date and date and date, and nothing happens. One day, long after you've given up, someone wonderful comes along when you least expect it. These things don't happen on a schedule, but they do happen.

Trust me, the machines you dream of owning will find YOU.



Post# 195447 , Reply# 30   3/7/2007 at 10:02 (4,462 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Make friends with the local dealers and ask them to save you what you want if they ever get one in on a pickup. If someone came in & said "I'm looking for.......if you ever get one PLEASE call me", I would. just a thought

Post# 195448 , Reply# 31   3/7/2007 at 10:04 (4,462 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Oh...$100 bills in boobs gets my attention (although not most of the other folks on this site). LOL

Post# 195494 , Reply# 32   3/7/2007 at 14:09 (4,462 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Some would scream and claw their faces if they knew about cool washers & dryers that I've sent on to the krusher. I can think of several that I offered to the good people here that were not adopted to loving homes. Space is a premium commodity that in one form or another costs money so despite the desire to be an orphanage to everything we stumble upon, it is impossible. On the upside of that, the scrap metal is being returned to you, via China, as toasters, cars and new major appliances. Keep talking to the shop owners, repair techs and hunting behind big-box stores like Lowes, etc. and the goods will make their way into your loving arms. Patience and persistence are the only requirements and soon you'll have more than you can keep.

Post# 195504 , Reply# 33   3/7/2007 at 14:44 (4,462 days old) by blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        

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One more point about saving old appliances--there's the government to watch out for. We used to store old appliances in the backyard behind our store. Obviously, not the stuff ready to sell, but when space is limited, the space outdoors also gets used. That is, until the city inspector tells us to clean up the yard. No choice but to bring appliances to the junkyard when that happens.


Post# 195511 , Reply# 34   3/7/2007 at 15:14 (4,462 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
old versus old

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When I was selling second-hand and new washers and refrigerators here in Munich, my boss had a simple policy:
If it was old enough or unusual enough for a staff member (and we saw hundreds of appliances every month) to say wow! he'd keep it regardless of the condition - and it worked out, he was always able to sell one of these.
But if something came in, regardless of age, which had the cleaning lady screaming at him or me saying "not on MY sales floor you don't...I am here to MAKE money, not scare away the customers..." he would trash it.
Nothing came into the shop before it had been cleaned up in the courtyard enough to be sure there were no bugs - and that it wouldn't pose a fire risk.
Sure, lots of stuff got tossed which, today, is considered vintage. But we were able to sell great numbers of truly vintage machines, keep our customers happy...and earn enough money to stay in business.
It's always going to be a tough call. But when your livelihood depends on your reputation (and I bet that holds true for all the second-hand dealers on this site) then you just have to see it for what it is: a business.
Oh - we would always hold a machine for a customer who tipped us off that they wanted something, regardless of what we might have thought of it personally. My boss would even put the word out that we were looking for ONE of them. The "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" approach works.


Post# 195522 , Reply# 35   3/7/2007 at 15:50 (4,462 days old) by westytoploader ()        

I agree Greg, you just can't keep everything. I've had a few old 60's belt-drives myself that refused to work correctly, and didn't hesitate to part them out and junk the rest. They seem to be quite common around here so I'm not too worried. This last one from 1980 I picked up was inches away from going to the dump. Much to my amazement it worked fine! I since cleaned it up and plan on selling it in the local classifieds...

Post# 195575 , Reply# 36   3/7/2007 at 18:58 (4,462 days old) by irishwashguy (Salem,Oregon.............A Capital City)        
i rememmber when I sold my washer and dryer in the paper

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I had a three year old Maytag Neptune that I sold, and it is true, alot of people want something for nothing. I had a man that was not itnerested when I told him that the dryer was a little older than the washer(1997) even though I bought them at the same time. The truth of the matter is, when I take it home and use it the first time, it is now used. As far as used appliance dealers, i am seeing less and less of them. You really do not know what you are getting. i had a friend of mine who is quite clueless about these things who said, why should I get a used washer for 200 when I get get a new one for 299-350? Altough when he is replacing it in 3 years with another one just like it, he will understand, at least I hope so.

Post# 195823 , Reply# 37   3/8/2007 at 16:02 (4,461 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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goatfarmer, it's a shame you're not closer to me. I have 200 older DD wp/kenmore, Maytag 10 & 12 series washers & dryers that I am currently wholesaling (for $20/ea ironically LOL, but must take at least 6 pieces) to dealers a little outside of my area. I won't sell to the ones in my town, though. I don't need to supply my competition! Unfortunately, the machines will be heading to the scrapyard in the next month or so. I need the room BADLY.

We used to pick up from Lowes. Those guys can generate pieces. We would get some nice stuff from 'em. But, alas, we were muscled out by a group from over 200 miles away that got a contract at a bunch of Lowes. they came in & sat a tractor trailer behind the store & everything went in there.

Linda/wannapinkset, I hope I didn't come off as too much a d!ck up above. Just trying to have you see it from the other side. Good luck in your quest.


Post# 195825 , Reply# 38   3/8/2007 at 16:05 (4,461 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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This is what I'm trying to getrid of.

Post# 195836 , Reply# 39   3/8/2007 at 16:37 (4,461 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'd take about 25-30 of those at $20.00 each. Too bad you're not closer!
The place I'm buying from sells them to me for $5.00 each, just about scrap price around here. Another place I deal with gets $10.00 each, bought a few loads from them. But they also sell used, and they specialize in WP DD's. Most of the things I get are no where near as nice as some of the pieces I see in the picture.
Where at in PA are you? My wife has cousins in Jennerstown(north of Somerset).Maybe a road trip? The wheels are turning.......8^)

Linda, check with some local appliance stores. Don't go in and tell them "I want a 1957 Frigidaire Imperial washer and dryer in pink", you'll soon be forgotten about. But if you say "I'm interested in older washers and dryers, from the fifties, and sixties, let me know if you ever get any", and let them know you pay cash, you'll probably get a call.

kennyGF


Post# 195957 , Reply# 40   3/8/2007 at 20:41 (4,461 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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I'm about 20 miles east of Harisburg.

Post# 196007 , Reply# 41   3/8/2007 at 23:01 (4,461 days old) by wannapinkset ()        

its ok rune dude. Im mellow.

Thanks all for all the good advice. Im just gonna check with a few scrap guys around here I think. I have talked to a few of the used appliance guys. One is a serious collector of all things antique (not gonna share wid me) and the other looked at me like im too cracked to be allowed on the outside unsupervised. I wasn't specific on what I was looking for, I merely said old like late 50's, 60's and 70's. Specific is a sure way to never get a call. He scraps everything like the old Maytags and Frigidaire jetcones. "You cant get parts for them and I cant spend the time on them" is what he said. I coulda just choked him, the buttzit.


Post# 196333 , Reply# 42   3/10/2007 at 06:34 (4,459 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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runematic, I'm thinking of a way to get over there. Stand by.....

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