This is a rant! And I have some questions for those readers who feature ads on their blogs!
So first the questions–if a company is advertising on your site, what are they paying you each month? I have been approached by a sex toy company! They are interested in posting an ad on my blog and I am considering doing it, but don’t want to ask for too much and definitely not for too little! If you don’t want to answer in the comments, would you please email me? This is totally new to me, but some income from this blog would be welcome.
Now to my rant!! We have had it up to here (reaching high above my head) with Samsung. We have had a variety of Samsung appliances. At one time we had purchased the following Samsung products–stove, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and the ultimate refrigerator! The dishwasher went first. It had come with the house and when it stopped working, we were told it wasn’t worth fixing. So we replaced it–thankfully not with a Samsung. The washer and dryer we purchased. Unfortunately not with an extended warranty. The stove and fridge we purchased with the 5 year extended warranty! Thank goodness!! Despite trying to repair the washer, it was deemed a waste to repair, barely 5 years after its purchase. The dryer we repaired twice at close to $200 each time in the first 5 years. When the guy came again around the sixth year he said, (wait for it) “it isn’t worth repairing!” The stove exploded about a month after 5 years. No warranty coverage and “not worth repairing!”
But it’s the fridge that I really want to highlight! We purchased it just before we had troubles with everything else–except the dishwasher. With the warranty and taxes, it was more than $4000 (from memory about $4300). This is the most I’ve ever paid for any appliance. And almost immediately after we had it we were in appliance hell! Within the first half year I had to call for service on the fridge! The ice maker was replaced. Now we are 4 years and 8 months into our warranty. We have had 8 more “events” with this fridge. We have our 4th ice maker amongst other problems.
Now we have a problem with some things freezing in the fridge while other things are warming up and going bad. The tech was here this morning. He is basically going to rebuild the inside of my fridge this time. Still another ice maker, an inner panel that costs more than 500 and a couple of other parts. This repair alone will be well over $1000. I’m so glad we have the extended warranty–til Aug! However I’m hoping we’ll get at least two years after this repair. Based on history that’s highly unlikely and it is certain we’ll purchase another fridge made by someone else when next something goes wrong! This one won’t be worth fixing.
We no longer have any Samsung appliances. In the last 4 1/2 years we have had 3 Samsung appliances die and this fridge is on borrowed time. I’m not sure that other makes are much better, but somehow I can’t see them being worse.
When next you need an appliance I strongly suggest you avoid Samsung. I also strongly suggest you get the extended warranty.
There! I feel better! I hope you are all still well! The picture was taken from Pinterest and the fridge looks an awful lot like ours!