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Help me find a new gas dryer if you can.

submitted on August 22, 2012 by Solstice in "Member's Lounge"
I will be looking to purchase a new gas dryer some time in the coming week or so, probably by the end of Tuesday at the latest. If you happen to spot a good deal, please let me know.

Ideally I would like to spend $350 or less, but most of the market seems to price these things starting at $450 and going up from there.

I don't need anything fancy, just functional.

Of course the better the energy usage, the more that is being saved over time, so that is a factor of some consideration. (However, starting cost is still primary.)

Seriously, all I need is the basic thing, with low, medium, high temp settings, and an on/off switch.

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    Posted by tammy987 on August 22, 2012
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    One idea... of you have a sears outlet nearby, check here:
    Good luck!
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    Posted by mooncow728 on August 23, 2012
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    When I was looking for a new dryer a few years back I found a lot of hardware stores and appliance stores sell used ones. Menards Big Box stores in my town had dryers starting at $25 going up to $200. Most of them were taken from people when they bought new sets and they were in good shape. When I talked to an employee they said that the most expensive ones were still working perfectly and that the people just wanted matching sets, or higher end appliances so they got rid of the old ones. You might want to check out those places. Dick Van D*** actually offered warranties on their used dryers. Good luck!
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on August 24, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    I had a gas dryer at one point...thought I wouldn't like it but I LOVED IT! It dried quicker and the clothes were fluffier Smile
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    Posted by clover on August 25, 2012
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    Hope it pulls it up but it's on sale through September 4th and nice reviews.
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      Posted by mommy25 on August 27, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      If you decide to go with this dryer, add Coupon code: 470704267815241 for an additional 10% Off. Pick up in store is free. Big Grin
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on August 25, 2012
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    See who has rebates going on too. We bought a new washer/dryer which also had an unadvertised 150 rebate through whirlpool that I found online. Plus we price matched and saved few bucks that way also.
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    Posted by ipurcure4u on August 26, 2012
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    Sears outlet has refurbished, or dented models, they are cheap and in the MVDC,area we have one near Wheaton Plaza.One quirky note here in our area Best Buy,,HR Greggs,Home Depot the labors whom deliver with not lift anything off the ground not even 10 inches to clear, and older houses, they are not insured to do so. My girlfriend bought from sears outlet and they found a delivery service that did lift her large appliance into place. Mr Green
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    Posted by sueskabuxr on August 31, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Been watching this post since I will be needing a new washer/dryer real soon. Let us know what you purchased and if you are happy with your purchase.
    Thanks for your question and thanks members for your great ideas!
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    Posted by Solstice on September 2, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Ended up spending $500.

    The Sears Outlet in my area turned out to be more expensive.

    I ended up with a Roper (Whirlpool Spinoff) Gas Dryer from Lowe's for $500 after taxes, which included a $60 Extended Warranty (+2 Years), delivery, the installation kit, and them installing it.

    The $500 was at least $50 less then I would have paid anyplace else and with no extended warranty.

    Did I get sucked into an extended warranty, not really.

    Depending on the reporting source, 10-15% of dryers require repairs in the first 2-3 years. I figured since I bought the cheapest model I could, tacking on the extended warranty, while still paying less total was not a bad call.

    Its like rolling dice. How often if you roll a 10-Sided die will it come up number "1"? Did I just just throw away $60... maybe.

    But if it needs any repairs, then its paid for. Also, with my coverage, if it turns out to be a lemon, and requires 3 or more repairs in that time frame, they replace it with a different machine of equal value.
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    Posted by YanBz on September 3, 2012
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    My dryer required repairs within the first year. It is the only appliance that broke so soon. The next one was the sump pump (about 3 years down the road) and then air-conditioning (about 6 years). I think you made a wise choice with the warranty.

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