Finally the end is near, and we can arrange for the delivery of our items. One of the toughest things I found during shopping was the fact that I didn’t know how low the cost of applicances could go and how much to bargain…so I thought I will share it here.
1) Fridge: Hitachi R-W720FPMSX-GBK
|Type||Side by Side French Door|
|Specs||Inverter Control with Inverter Compressor & Dual-Fan Cooling,
Eco-Thermo Sensor and Electronic Control,
Front Jet Freezing,
Auto Ice-maker with Water Dispenser,
Smart and Functional Vegetables Compartment
|Dimensions||W910 x H1,835 x D727 mm|
Original Price displayed at Audio House was $2,299. Haggled Parisilk down to $2260 nett. With a free vaccum cleaner thrown in.
Reason for this purchase: We cook a lot and we entertain a lot, so a big fridge was a requirement. it also needed a big freezer space because we buy our produce in bulk from wholesalers. The freezer was located at the top, and it was not the drawer sort, that was also a perk. So this was perfect. To top it off the ice maker and ice water dispenser did not need to be fitted to a water point…which is great.
2) Freezer: Eurospace EFZ-085B
•Has 2 deep drawers and 2 shallow drawers (4 drawers altogether), Dimensions (W x H x D) W500 x H850 x D510 mm
•Glossy metallic grey door with a cool grey body finishing for a classy, elegant look.
•A+ energy efficiency (172 kwh/year; 0.47kwh/24hr)
•Also features a concealed condenser, adjustale thermostat, adjustable feet, safety lock, ice cube tray and plastic scraper.
Original Price at Audio House was $419. Haggled Parisilk down to $370.
Reason for purchase: Again because we buy a lot of produce in bulk, this small freezer is great…it is not a top bin sort, and it had two deep drawers and two shallow ones. Which suited our needs perfectly.
3) Washing Machine: Samsung WA95WPXIC1
|Body Type||Top Load-Compact|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||540 x 940 x 560|
|Drum and Interior Finish||Diamond Drum|
|Eco-friendly Certification(s)||Wobble/ Air Turbo Drying|
|Eco-friendly Feature(s)||Dark Silver Top w Gray Body|
|Wash Cycle Modes||8|
|Water Efficiency||12.10L/kg Wsaving+WLev5|
|Safety Features||Child Lock|
|Languages Supported (OSD/Menu)||Eng|
|Packaging Dimensions (W x H x D)||31kg (nett)|
|Packaging Weight||580 x 965 x 620|
|Included Accessories||34kg (Gross)|
|Warranty||2 yrs (Parts and labour)|
Audio House was retailing this at $429. Haggled Parisilk down to $370.
Reason: Definitely wanted a top load….the reviews for this was good, so it was a done deal.
4) Living Room TV: Samsung UA55F6800AMXXS
|Screen Technology||LED TV|
|Screen Size||55 IN|
|Maximum Resolution||1,920 x 1,080|
|Display Refresh Rate||Clear Motion Rate 500Hz|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||Mega Contrast|
|Power Consumption||Under 0.1W (Standby)|
|Body Type||VNB (Very Narrow Bezel)|
|Aspect Ratio(s) (W:H)||16:9, 4:3|
|Colour Enhancer||Wide Colour Enhancer Plus|
|Viewing Angle||Wide Viewing Angle|
|2D to 3D Conversion||Yes|
|Location of Speakers||Down Firing + Full Range|
|Surround Sound||DTS Studio Sound|
|Dolby||Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse|
|Audio Output||10W x 2 (RMS)|
|Auto Volume Leveler||Yes|
|Tuner||Yes and DVB-T|
|Languages Supported (OSD/Menu)||Local Languages (English)|
|Picture in Picture||Yes|
|Picture Modes||3D HyperReal Engine|
|Auto Channel Search||Yes|
|Processor Core(s)||Dual Core Processor|
|Types of Ports||HDMI (3), USB 2.0 (3), Component In (Y/Pb/Pr), Composite In (AV), Digital Audio Out (Optical)|
|RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)|
|Wireless Network Connectivity||Wireless Lan Built in / Wi-Fi Direct|
|Compatible Memory Card(s)||No|
|App Store Availabilty||Smart Content /Samsung Apps, Your Video, Search All, Full Web Browser, Social TV|
|Included Apps||Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Picasa, Viki Premiere|
|Full Web Browser||Yes|
|Keyboard Type(s)||External, Built-in, On-screen|
|Power Supply||AC220-240V 50/60Hz|
|Eco-friendly Certification(s)||Planet First|
|Auto Power Off||Yes|
|Stand Rotation (Angle)||Y-Feet Stand|
|Weight||16.3 kg w/o Stand (16.6 kg w Stand)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||1279.2mm * 789.0mm * 265.6mm (w stand)|
|Packaging Dimensions (W x H x D)||1410.0mm * 820.0mm * 170.0mm|
|Packaging Weight||21.9 kg|
|Included Accessories||Remote Control, Power Cable, User Manual|
|2 pair 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB), Free Wall Mount and Installation|
|Warranty||1 + 2 Years Warranty (Local)|
Courts was retailing this at $3,099 with two pairs of 3D glasses thrown in. Haggled Parisilk down to $2,869 with a free Samsung soundbar.
Reason for purchase: We were actually going to purchase a model below this, but Parisilk offered this at a very reasonable price, it was only $70 more then the model we wanted, and it had a higher Hz…so done!
5) Built-in Microwave: Electrolux EMS2048X
|Electronic Control with LED Display|
|Variable Power Level|
|Auto Cook Program|
|5 Power Settings|
Mega was offering me this for $439, I haggled Parisilk down to $399.
Total Saving: $417 with a free Samsung soundbar and a free Hitachi Vaccum Cleaner.
Reason for purchase: OMG it was difficult finding a reasonably priced built in microwave. Essentially this was the main reason we purchased it. No special reason.
To read in detail how i did my price comparison between Mega, Parisilk, Goh Ah Bee and Audio House, you can click on this past post. https://vanessafridahome.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/purchasing-of-electrical-items/