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Vintage GE Bottom Freezer Fridge in Sunny Yellow
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Post# 774800   8/1/2014 at 19:54 (2,032 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Being sold as non-working but the color and design are wonderful. Wonder what is wrong?

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Post# 774805 , Reply# 1   8/1/2014 at 19:59 (2,032 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Link please. :-)

Post# 774811 , Reply# 2   8/1/2014 at 20:05 (2,032 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
I must be slippin

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Post# 774813 , Reply# 3   8/1/2014 at 20:07 (2,032 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Fair Warning:

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I don't think the average new double-wide mobile home weighs as much as one of those! I exaggerate only slightly.

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Post# 774821 , Reply# 4   8/1/2014 at 20:30 (2,032 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
The weight...and actual sale status....

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Those weigh roughly what my 63 Frigidaire Custom Imperial does....circa 400lb. This yellow GE was listed on the Phoenix craigslist quite awhile ago. Yes...I called wanting to buy. This was circa Feb/March. I was told it was sold. Angry...I checked Ebay shortly thereafter and there it was! Then it mysteriously vanished....and here it is again.

Post# 774822 , Reply# 5   8/1/2014 at 20:32 (2,032 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
If one of you buys it....

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I'm about 28 miles from seller locale. I might be able to house it for you or be of some help with keeping transaction smooth 'n' easy.

Post# 774823 , Reply# 6   8/1/2014 at 20:41 (2,032 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Sometimes It Is Not Always A Sketchy Seller

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But buyers or those promising to purchase in deals that went badly.

Especially with vintage appliances from microwave ovens to larger things such as dishwashers or washing machines persons simply do not realize how much it will cost to transport. To be honest even when sellers state clearly "local pick up only", potential buyers see what they want and seem to gloss over that fact.

This or when someone arrives to collect they realize what they are in for and try to back out of the deal. Many of us here don't mind getting under the bonnet and such to make a vintage appliance run and or restore to it's former beauty. However you'd be surprised how many clueless persons bid or buy vintage appliances and expect the thing to be out of the box perfect.

Finally sellers may finally come down off their high horses in terms of asking prices. That is they simply realize they aren't going to get thousands for a vintage appliance and are better off taking what they can get.

Post# 774828 , Reply# 7   8/1/2014 at 20:53 (2,032 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)'s all ok. I have put a bid

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on this. As I mentioned...if any of you want it (and I actually win it)....I can babysit/safekeep until you're ready to make transport arrangements. I have bid to ensure that at least SOMEBODY up here gets a reasonable shot at it without any seller pressure to hurry up and get it. I live near...holding it at my place with be no grief!

Post# 774836 , Reply# 8   8/1/2014 at 21:19 (2,032 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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the seller told you it was sold? now it's up for sale? sorry, this seller is under review for suspicious activity.
He does have it up for sale, on eBay, but what's to prevent him from pulling it at the last minute? I'd be cautious again, but all that said, SOB, it's beautiful!

Post# 774840 , Reply# 9   8/1/2014 at 21:50 (2,032 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
I didn't bid high...

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Just enough to show someone local is serious...I like it and will happily pick it up sight unseen. Wrote and said so much. Like I say...(about a lot of items like this) isn't something I *HAVE* to have. But I'll take it home and if any of you ever want it and time/transport funds permit just call me and we'd have ample to to ship it out after chasing reliable and affordable transport. Sometimes when you bid on this stuff and are out of area...they expect you to be ready to move it very quickly...and that is not always possible. Of course, I'm rambling as though I am gonna win it. Some huge bid might just come up outta no place!

Post# 774845 , Reply# 10   8/1/2014 at 22:40 (2,032 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        
Oh it's so beautiful!

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If I ever where going to replace my current GE bottom mount, it would be with one of these. So far, my GE has been working flawlessly.

Post# 774855 , Reply# 11   8/1/2014 at 23:34 (2,032 days old) by epixstar128 (toledo)        
same model i have

Runs perfect and maintains the temp right where i like it 33 degrees

Post# 780863 , Reply# 12   9/2/2014 at 12:15 (2,000 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I purchased this fridge and I have it plugged in.  Not sure what issue the seller had, but it appears to be working at the moment.  The temperature control was set to off; I'm wondering if it was something as simple as turning it on...

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Post# 780869 , Reply# 13   9/2/2014 at 12:47 (2,000 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Love that snowflake design! Beautiful fridge, congratulations!

Post# 780882 , Reply# 14   9/2/2014 at 13:29 (2,000 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Thank you!  Once I've made sure everything is working as it should, the next project will be getting up the stairs to the kitchen!  laughing

Post# 780901 , Reply# 15   9/2/2014 at 15:01 (2,000 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Congrats ...

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Jason, good luck on the move upstairs..such a pretty fridge and I love the snowflakes, as well.

Post# 780905 , Reply# 16   9/2/2014 at 15:24 (2,000 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Thanks Phil!  It'll be a fun experience, about on par with moving the 300 lb Frigidaire stove up the stairs too. smile

Post# 780942 , Reply# 17   9/2/2014 at 17:57 (2,000 days old) by Goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I don't know how many refrigerators over the years I've picked up "non working", and the only thing wrong was it was turned off, or it was in defrost mode.

Post# 781018 , Reply# 18   9/2/2014 at 22:45 (2,000 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well Jason, you're a big, strapping man. Piece of cake for you to move that beast upstairs. smile

Post# 781019 , Reply# 19   9/2/2014 at 22:50 (2,000 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Me and someone else perhaps; I'm strong, but it'll definitely take a couple of us to move it. The tag on the inside says 235 lb. If that's accurate, it's less than the stove!

Post# 781031 , Reply# 20   9/2/2014 at 23:21 (2,000 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
235 seems a low estimate...

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mine's a similar fridge and is about 375. But I was able to move it alone. Just don't ask how I felt the day after :/

Post# 781032 , Reply# 21   9/2/2014 at 23:33 (2,000 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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That's a really nice fridge! 

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