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Online Appliance Sales-- Pet Peeves
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Post# 1091988   10/4/2020 at 22:08 by reactor (Tennessee)        

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When looking for listed appliances my teeth grit when I see:

--A unitized washer and dryer being listed as a "stackable" washer and dryer.
"Stackable indicates the ability to be stacked. These one piece units cannot be stacked or unstacked (at least not without an acetylene torch.)

--A wringer washer listed as a "ringer" washer.

--Listing a totally wrong brand name. I have seen Whirlpools called GE's and a host of other misnomers. One would think they would look at the control panel before making a listing.

--Slaughtering the brand name. I have seen Hotpoints listed as Hotspots and many other equally bad spellings

--Bad picture taking. Wouldn't you think someone wanting to sell an item would want to present it in the best light? Yet I have seen extremely blurry pictures, pictures of the back of an item instead of the front, and pictures turned sideways.

I am not perfect and have made my share of typos on this site and online selling sites, but I wish people would at least TRY to show some intellect when listing an appliance for sale.

My venting for the day. :)

Post# 1092015 , Reply# 1   10/5/2020 at 06:53 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Let's not forget about the "worked when last used in 1983, during the housefire that killed Aunt Doris"


Or "Currently not working, probably an easy fix"


Or "Powers on, runs, but does wash/dry/cool...etc"


Or, my favourite, "Just needs freon"


LOL  My vent, blowing from the north... 

Post# 1092016 , Reply# 2   10/5/2020 at 06:58 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        

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I just bought the house and I haven't tried running it.  Seriously, who buys a house and doesn't try to run everything?  Doesn't the inspector run everything?  Really, just means deader than a doornail!

Post# 1092023 , Reply# 3   10/5/2020 at 08:05 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Don't get me started on house inspectors. We bought a condo (built 2006) last November for my father, who has since passed away. We re-listed the condo in August. Got a pretty quick offer, subject to inspection. Inspection came through, with several things noted; most critical was a crack in the basement wall. Other issues as well. Offer fell through (squirrelly buyer rather than anything else). Second offer came in; also subject to inspection. The buyer employed the same inspection company as the first buyer, which promptly found several other issues (most important was questions on the sump pump) and completely ignored the crack in the wall. Same's a racket.

Post# 1092043 , Reply# 4   10/5/2020 at 10:34 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

‘“Washer works great just doesn’t spin”

“Dryer works great just doesn’t heat”

“Refrigerator works great just doesn’t cool”

“Stove works great but oven doesn’t get hot”

“Dishwasher works great just leaks water”

All are easy fixes just don’t have time to fix.

Post# 1092048 , Reply# 5   10/5/2020 at 11:13 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
I saw this last night

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Works fine, runs through the cycle, just leaks. Probably an easy fix.

Post# 1092049 , Reply# 6   10/5/2020 at 11:14 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Over the years I've seen just about every conceivable wringer washer brand in existence posted as a Maytag.

Post# 1092050 , Reply# 7   10/5/2020 at 11:21 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Ringer washer.

Post# 1092052 , Reply# 8   10/5/2020 at 11:25 by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        

"Couldn't test it 'cause the cord was cut off" = "Tried it and it's dead so I cut the cord."



Post# 1092059 , Reply# 9   10/5/2020 at 12:17 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        
Topless Typewriters

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Funny how many typewriters I see listed that are missing the ribbon cover (the lid). With all the superlatives describing it like works great, like new.

Post# 1092077 , Reply# 10   10/5/2020 at 14:08 by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        
Typewriter lids and/or ribbon covers

Having owned in excess of 900 of the monsters, one does not necessarily preclude the other. They may be working perfectly but have a missing cover. Now if it's being described as "new condition" or "showroom" (how many times have we seen that?), that's a different story.



Post# 1092091 , Reply# 11   10/5/2020 at 17:13 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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EVERYTHING  is "probably an easy fix," like the front load LG washer that roars in spin....

Post# 1092094 , Reply# 12   10/5/2020 at 17:34 by sfh074 ( )        
Y'all forgot .......

"Never used" ... or ... "Only used once."

But the last 7 owners used the hell out of it. lol

This post was last edited 10/05/2020 at 17:59
Post# 1092126 , Reply# 13   10/5/2020 at 22:33 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Do not know what people are doing to these washers

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But keep coming across Miele and other washers where sellers are asking very dear money, but they need a "simple" repair; new rear bearings.

Other than that machine "works perfectly.....", they go onto say.

Replacing rear bearings on many domestic washing machines is usually neither a simple nor inexpensive affair.

Post# 1092167 , Reply# 14   10/6/2020 at 08:54 by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        
Replacing rear bearings

On Miele, unless you're a good DIYer, it's near the cost of a new machine! And unless you have 2 strong folks doing it with an overhead pulley, you'd better have a block and tackle hoist!



Post# 1092665 , Reply# 15   10/10/2020 at 05:02 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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My pet peeves are:

"I have a truck I need to sale"

"Could use new breaks"

"For sail, blahblah"

"Normal ware for the age"

"VW Bettle"



If one doesn't know how to spell something one should consult a dictionary.


Post# 1092687 , Reply# 16   10/10/2020 at 09:18 by reactor (Tennessee)        
misspelling and other misnomers

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Just this past week I saw a "Westenhouse" refrigerator.

A couple of months back someone had a picture of a trash compactor on Craigslist and called it a "garbage disposal."

I believe I previously posted this but someone was selling a portable dishwasher as: "Dishwasher with a table on top."

My favorite. An individual was selling a central vacuum power unit. It was listed under: "Big vacuum."

Post# 1093971 , Reply# 17   10/21/2020 at 15:00 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Not washer related

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I just saw this on Facebook Marketplace for a 2006 Dodge charger. "2006, good condition, you just need to replace everything that burned, I don't want to mess with it."

Post# 1093976 , Reply# 18   10/21/2020 at 16:18 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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As the saying goes: Nothing ventured nothing gained. But what gives me a cramp in the butt is when someone posts an appliance that "came with the house when we bought it" and has a ridiculous price on it. They have nothing invested in it but are looking to make a killing. Obviously they just want to get rid of it. So why not place a reasonable price on it? Often they don't get any replies because of the price or they won't take a reasonable offer from someone truly interested because they "think" it's worth more. Many times it ends up getting scrapped.

Post# 1094009 , Reply# 19   10/21/2020 at 20:13 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

Washer and dryer ad posted on 10-19-20.

“Washer works dryer drys clothes but the inside does not turn”

Post# 1094300 , Reply# 20   10/24/2020 at 07:19 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

Only a few years old (when it's clearly from the 1980s or older!

People selling cars saying "fully loaded" when it's a base model, or every available option as if they know everything about the vehicle, when I can clearly see things missing. If you brought it up they'd probably say "_ wasn't an option then," uh, yes it was and you don't have it.

Post# 1094338 , Reply# 21   10/24/2020 at 11:34 by sfh074 ( )        
Just saw this on FB Marketplace .....

What the hell do they think the carpet protector paper is going to do at this point??? 


Advertising themselves as a dealer no less. lol  And asking top dollar for the nasty thing. Go figure

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