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What would you pay for repairs on a 20+ year old machine?
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Post# 248281   11/14/2007 at 05:49 (4,210 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        

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Hey Guys

Ive just quoted a customer 100 to replace the bearings/spider on a Hotpoint 95132 1st gen 95 series machine(and a basic model at that) and they want it done!!!

Anyone like to hazzard a guess why?

Seamus


Post# 248282 , Reply# 1   11/14/2007 at 06:00 (4,210 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
...because

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That was still a good machine and modern Hotpoints are nowhere near that good?


Post# 248284 , Reply# 2   11/14/2007 at 06:32 (4,210 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Partly

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Not the main reason tho ;)

Post# 248285 , Reply# 3   11/14/2007 at 07:07 (4,210 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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They collect them? New member? My lunch time guess, over my apple pie and custard. R

Post# 248287 , Reply# 4   11/14/2007 at 07:28 (4,210 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
Nope...

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The answer is..

Its Almond and they have a beige kitchen with matching appliances..

I did point out ity was a lot to spend on it tho!


Post# 248300 , Reply# 5   11/14/2007 at 09:22 (4,210 days old) by newwave1 (Lincoln, United Kingdom)        

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Oldschool hotpoint though! Its hard, at the moment my hoover logic is sat idle in the garage needing a new module & motor. & i cant decide weather its worth it or not!

Darren


Post# 248301 , Reply# 6   11/14/2007 at 09:26 (4,210 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        

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Guessing you didnt read my text, bloody said the decor so do I win? LOL! 2 days more at work cant wait! Worked out your Senior dilemma at all? Speaking of repairs, phonecall from repair shop, Genuine Carbon Brushes came in for the Hoover, just finished work. Hair cut then home to fit them. Soon be up and running!

Post# 248308 , Reply# 7   11/14/2007 at 10:42 (4,210 days old) by seamusuk (Dover Kent UK)        
And..

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The Winner is indeed Rob :)

Catch ya laters mate


Post# 248315 , Reply# 8   11/14/2007 at 11:57 (4,210 days old) by aquarius1984 (Ripley, Derbyshire)        
pmsl

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LOL!

Post# 248570 , Reply# 9   11/16/2007 at 01:45 (4,209 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Yes,I would pay to have my old classics fixed.

Post# 248957 , Reply# 10   11/18/2007 at 22:34 (4,206 days old) by pturo ()        

100 pounds in sterling is about what, 150 dollars US? Classic mentality and love of a good machine would dictate that this is an investment in a classic.

Also, it is very "green" to repair older things and keep them in use. The creation of demand for a new appliance has major ozone and energy demands at a cost to the enviroment and the consumer. Too bad they don't list on the price an enviromental cost to buy a new product=Ie 250 pounds and 60K of carbon waste.
To fix what we have should be reasonably affordable. In the States, we get credit(income tax) for buying energy efficent appliances. We should get credit for repairing something old and not sending to junk and creating the demand for new product. It is really expensive to get parts and have old things repaired here, as well. You end up chucking the old thing because you can get a new machine for about double what the reapir and parts will cost to fix the old one, out of warranty.
We need to get income tax credit for saving something old, so at least the repairs are a writeoff on taxes.
America is not there yet, but things are changing. The price of fuel here is making people see green instead of red.





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