Friday, August 15, 2008

Frugal Friday: When to Save for a New Appliance

Here is a handy chart of appliance lifetime expectancy. if your appliance is older than the age posted, start saving up for a new one or expecting breakdowns. According to, "Consumer Reports' expert advice for products that need professional repair is to toss any for which you paid less than $150, and to nix any repair that costs more than half the price of a new product. It doesn't make economic sense to repair off-warranty toasters, countertop microwave ovens, cordless phones, CD players, VCRs, inkjet printers, and conventional TV sets under 30 inches. Many such products aren't even serviceable."

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1 comment:

  1. my appliances are being delivered Sept. 2, so i've got a while before i need the chart, but very handy.

    my mom will be interested in seeing if the appliances she just replaced had a good enough of a lifespan.


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