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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
Capacity 582 L
Door 4
NEA Ticks 4
Specs Inverter Control with Inverter Compressor & Dual-Fan Cooling,
Eco-Thermo Sensor and Electronic Control,
Front Jet Freezing,
Nano Titanium,
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
Total Capacity 7.5kg
Dimensions (W x H x D) 540 x 940 x 560
Drum and Interior Finish Diamond Drum
Energy Consumption 1
Eco-friendly Certification(s) Wobble/ Air Turbo Drying
Eco-friendly Feature(s) Dark Silver Top w Gray Body
Wash Cycle Modes 8
Control Panel Inlay
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)
Outlet hose
Warranty 2 yrs (Parts and labour)
WM-2012/011140
12.10 litres/kg

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
3D Technology Yes
Display Refresh Rate Clear Motion Rate 500Hz
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega Contrast
Speaker(s) Yes (Stereo)
Power Consumption Under 0.1W (Standby)
Body Type VNB (Very Narrow Bezel)
Available Colours Black
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
3D Sound 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
Teletext 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)
No
RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)
Wireless Network Connectivity Wireless Lan Built in / Wi-Fi Direct
Ethernet (LAN) 1
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
No
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
Timers ClockandOn/Off Timer
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

20 Litres
Electronic Control with LED Display
Variable Power Level
Auto Cook Program
Auto Defrost
5 Power Settings
800 Watts

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/

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