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Washing machine reprise
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When the washing machine man said it might take as long as until Monday to get the new belt for the broken washing machine we sort of expected them to be in touch to arrange a time by Monday at the latest for the refitting of a washing machine belt. I've been idly wandering the web today, and I've discovered that slim washing machines that fit into stupidly positioned areas of a bathroom are now more common than they were two years ago, and also much cheaper. They have until the end of Monday to contact me if they want to get their £115 service charge, and if it doesn't happen I'm going to throw more money at the hassle and just get the damn thing replaced. For £230 I can get a brand new machine with good reviews delivered on a next-day delivery option. I hope by Wednesday night to be able to perform the amazing feat of washing clothes at home.

Plumber's coming to fix the bath taps the same day.

I am spending money on home maintenance. I seem to be a grown-up. This would be easier if I were a richer grown-up. Ah well.

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We were stung by that, oh, six years ago now. Worked out less to buy a new machine with 4 years warranty than paying whoever it was for 4 years worth of extended warranties, and they still took nine weeks, n pounds and three visits to solve a bloody-stupid-and-simple-to-fix problem. Oh, and the phone calls from people the following year trying to flog us cheaper extended warranties...

Thing is, if I put away a tenner a month myself, instead of paying a warranty then in two years I'd have enough to replace it *again*. Given the hassle it seems to involve to get someone to come out and repair it, it seems that's a far preferable option to paying for some warranty I might never use.

Yep, that's exactly the point. We did the repair route once, and when the machine went bang again we just replaced it.

Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

Thanks for your share! very impressive!

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