100xOdds
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September 30th, 2012 at 5:13:38 AM permalink
From this thread:
http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/11442-why-wont-i-spend-1000-on-something-i-need-yet-i-have-no-problem-losing-1k-in-the-casino/2/#post185208

My fridge has been leaking for months. the drain hose is clogged but it's not ice thats clogging it. i defrosted it and water still wont go down.
the quick fix is take everything out of the freezer and chip out all the ice before it melts in the defrost cycle.

takes 15min to do and i have to do it every 2weeks.

i have no problem losing $1000 at the casino but wont spend $1000 to buy a new fridge.

Wizard suggested that i'm either down to my last $1000 or just laziness.
I'm not short on cash. No debt except mortgage and this Jan will be my last mortgage payment!

But i guess yeah on laziness. (the basic function of the fridge still works. it keeps my food cold and from spoiling.)
So how to overcome laziness? (and get me to buy a new fridge?)
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odiousgambit
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September 30th, 2012 at 5:43:37 AM permalink
How? Have a nagging wife?

btw try getting some bleach into the clogged line, that worked for me once.
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s2dbaker
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September 30th, 2012 at 5:53:17 AM permalink
I'm going through the same process. Make a list of the things you need to do to make a new refrigerator appear in your kitchen.

I'll help.

1) Measure the width of the space in which the new refrigerator will sit.
2) Go to Google Shopping and type in "Refrigerator", scroll down to "Shop by Type" and select the type you want.
4) Select one or two or three.
3) Locate near you where the models that you like are being sold and go visit them.
4) Pick one, buy it. Either in the store or on-line and arrange for delivery.
5) ...
6) Profit.
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FarFromVegas
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September 30th, 2012 at 6:43:13 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

How? Have a nagging wife?

btw try getting some bleach into the clogged line, that worked for me once.



That may indeed solve the problem. I had a clogged line in the attic AC unit, and the technician blew the clog out with an air compressor and added algaecide to the drip pan and I've had no problem since.

I'm the type that likes to keep things running as long as they're functional, though. The fridge in the garage is 18 years old and works like a charm--I only replaced it as the kitchen fridge because it was too small for the space when we moved in. If the fridge works otherwise, I'd try the repair option first. I spent a week this summer buying a fridge for our pool house (yeah--First-World Problem, right?) and going around measuring width so it fit in the door and shelf height and comparing cost and delivery vs pickup price and all that was just tedious. I wouldn't have done it if we hadn't invited over an entire baseball team for a pool party. Then a storm blew through and knocked out the power that morning so the fridge was merely lukewarm anyway by party time since it only had a few hours to cool back down.
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1BB
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:07:16 AM permalink
Consider that a new refrigerator will use about 60% less energy than the old one in the garage before you spend money on repairs if it breaks down. You'll have a warranty and there may be rebates from your state and or power company for buying an energy efficient appliance.
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FarFromVegas
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:14:26 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Consider that a new refrigerator will use about 60% less energy than the old one in the garage before you spend money on repairs if it breaks down. You'll have a warranty and there may be rebates from your state and or power company for buying an energy efficient appliance.



Oh, yes--I've been to the DMM website for the rebate on the new dishwasher and hot water heater when they both broke down this year. That was another reason I hated having to buy a new refrigerator--I had gone through the buying process and expense enough all ready. But when the Old Faithful in the garage dies it will not be repaired. It might be donated to the Smithsonian because it's so old. (Okay, so maybe not THAT old...)
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FinsRule
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:45:07 AM permalink
This thread is ridiculous. You need others to tell you to buy a fridge??

From the first thread I thought you didn't have the money for it, but you say you do.

It takes you 15 min to fix it every two weeks. The whole process of buying one will take an hour. So in 3 months you will have saved time.

I don't even know how else to answer. I guess you could just continue with the old fridge if it makes you happy. Call a repair person? That will take about 3 minutes...
buzzpaff
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:48:30 AM permalink
Evidently you have never tried to pawn a refrigerator. What kind of serious horse player has never done that ??
FarFromVegas
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:54:25 AM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Evidently you have never tried to pawn a refrigerator. What kind of serious horse player has never done that ??



This is a military town so people up and move and leave behind big stuff when they transfer. You won't get much for a refrigerator around here! I wanted to just buy a used one since it was going outside but my husband didn't want to go through the hassle of getting a truck and picking one up. So of course we ended up buying a new one but using my dad's truck to pick it up when we couldn't get it delivered in time for the party. Durh.
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buzzpaff
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September 30th, 2012 at 7:59:10 AM permalink
" This is a military town so people up and move and leave behind big stuff when they transfer."

I can believe that. A buddy of mine left his 300 lb wife behind last time and did not tell her where his next post was !

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