New Appliances on STX
Just wanted to get some opinions on where to go for good deals on new appliances (or possibly gently used) on STX.
Stove, ref, washer and dryer.
All feedback appreciated!
Oscar's Refrigeration would be your best bet. They also carry the parts and do the servicing. Very important!
Oscar's treated me very well also, and service is cheap compared to Gallows bay....
Very nice people at Oscar's
Gallows Bay Appliances are excellent for service. They carry several lines including Kenmore.
Forget buying used appliances unless you don't mind the rust spots.
I have found with owning and maintaining 3 full houses of appliances on the island, that anything that doesn't just have an off-on switch will eventually die a premature death.
I have several appliances with the LED, touch pad electronic controls, and all have died from WAPA power browns and frequency variations. It seems as though the quality of the power supplied is inversely proportionate to the price charged.
If you all remember when you get the power put into your name, you sign a document to hold WAPA harmless for any damage that they may cause to appliances or electronics! They know that they cannot supply "regulated" power with the antiquated generators that they own.
I have replaced my appliances, including the microwave with spring wound timer controllers, on off switches, and all gas appliances. My wife's super gourmet stove with electronic temperature controls, bake timers, and all those wonderful options, has been burned up by frequency problems, and cost 450.00 each time the circuit is replaced! I finally purchased a small computer UPC and have that behind the stove. When the power has incoming problems, the stove just gets the perfect power from the UPC. Cost me a hundred dollars on a trip stateside, but haven't had to repair the stove in over a year!!!
So if looking for new appliances, look into the least expensive controllers on them, stay away from the liquid crystal displays, LED lights, membrane pads, all the high tech items, go with the mechanical twist timers, etc.
I seem to not understand what a "small computer UPC' would be. I tried google but to no avail. Would it be like a surge suppressor? Please enlighten this guy, I'm purchasing a new fridge and appreciate any input to lengthen the life of my appliances. (I"m presently stateside) Thanks!......DanielB_STX
I'm certain that Peter meant "UPS"(Uninterruptable Power Supply), not "UPC".
I saw one that will do the job at Cost-U-Less for around $50. It can be expensive to have one shipped from the states due to the weight of the batteries.
Thanks for correcting my mispelled word.
The computer store on the island sells them, but you can buy two for the island price on the internet.
They can be shipped via the post office, either express mail or priority.
If yoy ship them on FedEx or UPS they there is the chance that you might have to pay incoming duty, since the UPS may be made in Communist China.