Yesterday I had one of those moments. I said, "C'mon! You mean that's it?"
I was disgusted!
It's the same old story we are all growing so tired of. Things don't last. At all.
We have two freezers. I always buy the biggest we can find. One is full of meats. One is full of veggies, breads, pizzas and stuff.
Three years ago our big, 25 year-old freezer, don't remember the brand, died. I went to buy another and got a huge Whirlpool because, 1. it is big and 2. it was on sale!
It died a couple of days ago. Remember, I said three years old. Scrambling to empty the meat to store in various friends' and neighbors' freezers for a few days, we called a repair guy. I assumed it would be cheaper to fix it than to buy a new one.
But really, THREE YEARS OLD!
The guy came right on time. He did an evaluation and determined, "It's definitely the motor." Then he showed me a schematic diagram to show me what it looks like and where it is in the mechanism. "It will take me about 15 minutes to remove the old one and install a new one."
Impressively he had his computer with him, with his own WiFi, and looked it up.
"Not bad, sir. It's only $321.16! Should I order it?"
I thought, OK, it's a motor and it's certainly cheaper than buying a new freezer. "Order it."
"I'll have it sent directly here so it will be here when I come back. I can return Monday."
Fine. He ordered it. It came in the mail. When it arrived, I did not know what it was, so I opened the box. Looking inside I had no idea what it was! I read the paper work.
YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW "MOTOR" FOR MY FREEZER! Yes, that's a spare car key beside it.
Out loud I said, "C'MON! YOU MEAN THAT'S IT?"
Yep! $321.16. I will break even if I have to order 5 more of these over the next 15 years!
Oh, the sticker says, "Made in China." Figures.
I hope I get at least another three years...
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