Key Post: Household Appliances

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sueellen

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Ive bought a new house and need a
built in oven and hob,dishwasher,washing machine,fridge/freezer.
Anyone recommend a good place?
Thanks
 
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havana

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Re: Appliiances

If you're in Dublin we got ours in Discount Electrical on Mountjoy Sq. (washer/dryer, cooker, fridgefreezer) e100 cheaper than DID next door.
 
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sueellen

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Re: Appliiances

Hi Mary,

Would have to agree with havana about Discount Electrical.

Would recommend De Dietrich oven and hob. Top ovens are self-cleaning and do exactly 'what it says on the tin'.

Miele washing machine has been worth the few extra bob.

Have a look at these sites also DID Electrical or uk.pricerunner.com/



Good luck with the new house/appliances. :)
 
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ajapale

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Re: Appliiances

As far as I know DID still do a " double the difference promotion" so you could buy the appliances in DID, nip next door and get the lower quote, nip back to DID and claim double the difference.

Incidently, Sueellen our self cleaning oven has got progressively more smokey over the years.

ajapale
 
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okidoki987

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Re: Appliiances

Mary.
I have just done the same.
I went to DID/Power City/Discount Electrical/Harvey Norman's and ESB to price the items we had chosen.
I found ESB the dearest (even in their sale) with HN's next followed by Discount Electrical.
Very little difference between DID and Power City and eventually bought 2,500 Euro's worth of stuff in DID.
After haggling for a discount, I got it.
Main reason for buying there was the salesman in DID Blanchardstown was excellent (an Aussie bloke) and explained all the different models, types and what each was good at.

Have to say I didn't find Discount Electrical anywhere
close to DID or Power City but maybe it was the makes I went for, Whirlpool, Bosch, Hotpoint and Zanussi.

The thing to remember is they all have the same warranties
with free delivery so it really comes down to price.
Don't be afraid to ask for a discount off their prices if you are buying a few items.
 
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sueellen

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cats
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cheap appliance for new house


Im moving into my new hse in a couple of weeks can anyone tell where i can get good kitchen appliances at a reasonable price from 1500 -1800?

euroDilbert
Registered User
Re: cheap appliance for new house


Lots of places will do a deal if you are buying a few items. I know a friend of mine did this with DID in Mountjoy Sq. Discount Electrical, also there, would probably do the same.

Just ask them to give a discount.

Jildy
Registered User
Appliances


Ring Seamus Waters (based in Armagh) 048 30868296. They will do you a very good deal in Hotpoint appliances. They will deliver free to Dublin. Or else go and get various quotes and take the best one to Harvey Norman in Swords and they will beat it... every time... They have to - their ad says it, and if they can't remind them of this...

Bobby
Registered User
Re: Appliances


Or else go and get various quotes and take the best one to Harvey Norman in Swords and they will beat it... every time... They have to - their ad says it

I've been told that Harvey Norman tend to stock items which are difficult to find elsewhere (ie. exact same model/specification etc.). Sounds a bit urban legend I know, but personally, I've seen a couple of appliances suitable for my own needs in Harvey Norman, but couldn't find them elsewhere to compare price! Anyone else finding this with Harvey Norman?
Couldn't agree more to look for a discount no matter what shop you're in, especially when buying a few items.

jane
Unregistered User
Appliances


I was in Harvey Normans before Christmas & witnessed a lady telling one of the floor guys that she had seen a particular stereo in another shop for cheaper. He told her that it had to be advertised in a newspaper for them to acknowledge & better the price. A complete joke - False advertising !

Delboy
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Appliances


Harvey Norman is about €40-80 more expensive on most aplliances compared to DID/ Discount Electrical or so I have found. Maybe this was just beacuse before xmas they were doing the 'buy now, pay nothing until 2005' deal.
But I compared models of washing machines/dishwashers/fridges and found them to be more expensive.

I ended up getting all my appliances in DID - you get 6 months free credit, which is handy first thing after buying a house. And they deliver for free.

There is also a place near Glasnevin Cemetry - it's really just a small warehouse. They sell all sorts of appliances at knockdown prices (all legit and above board). The reason for this is that the appliances are slightly damaged - .i.e. a scratch on the side or something like that, which you won't see when ,say, a washing machine is in place in your kitchen. The manufacturers guarantee still stands, I think. Can't think of the name of the place now, but you see them advertised in the Sth and Nth Side Echo's.


Grave diggers
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Cheap applicances


Think it called Blaise House or Baise House.

It's in an industrial estate off the N2(?) by Glasnevin Cemetery. Near Woodies?


okidoki987
Registered User
Re: Cheap applicances


I totally agree about Harvey Norman's prices.

I was furnishing a house and needed to buy the usual F/F, Dishwasher, Cooker, Hob, Washing machine, Dryer etc.
HN were nearly 400 Euro dearer then DID/Power City.
Both of them were virtually the same, so I haggled with the salesman (including going to different branches around Dublin)
and got a cash discount from both (even though I paid with a credit card).
DID ended up slightly cheaper so I dealt with them.

2 things worth knowing.
(A) They can give you a cash discount of up to 2.5% without having to go to a manager (must be a reasonable amount of money)!
(B) They pay the credit card company a fee which can be up to 3%. If you are paying by Credit Card, and as they have to pay a fee for you to use the card, ask them what will they give you off by paying cash instead! I know a guy who did it, he split the fee (1.5%) with the company!
A long shot but it might be worth your while.

mack
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Re: Cheap applicances


DID do a "double the difference" deal where they'll discount the item by double the difference in price if you bring a quote from another vendor in to them within 10 days. Usually cheaper anyway, but I was buying appliances myself recently and found a dishwasher was €40 cheaper in the Power City sale. So they knocked €80 off the price.

I've also heard that DID are probably the best to deal with if there's any problems with your goods, really no-quibble stuff. I think some of those comments I' might even have read here!

carlos
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Cheap Goods


Its Baize House and they are also in Swords. They only stock major brands and will happily explain their benifits. They also do brand new boxed goods if required. The damage as stated above is cosmetic and good reductions can be had.

legend99
Buying Kitchen Appliances online


Lads,

Does anyone know of any web sites that allow you to order kitchen apliances.....cookers/washing machines etc online and deliver to Ireland.
There is a load available in the UK. www.kelkoo.co.uk is a good start to build up a list of them but so far the only one of them I found that delivers to 'Eire' is www.cookersetc.co.uk Needless to say it only does cookers!

Anyone have any other sites?

Even allowing for sterling difference everything is a bit cheaper. But does anyone know if I would be subject to VAT if you buy from the UK and get it delivered here?

Or would I be as well off getting an old horse box to go over and buy...if I brought stuff back in myself would I still be liable for VAT?

Moto
Unregistered User
cookersetc.co.uk


I just had a look at the link which you gave for cooker in the U.K 'cause i am just after buying one here and was curious about the price! i bought a stoves newhome 1100DFSIDLa all gas for €1500 and it works out about €30 more on that website (price in sterling converted to euro less uk VAT plus Irish VAT) the thing to remember is that if anything goes wrong with an appliance the UK is a long way away!


rainyday
Moderator
Re: cookersetc.co.uk


There was an Irish site for buying white goods & brown goods a couple of years ago, something like www.powerzone.ie or www.powerbuy.ie

legend99

Where did you buy it Moto?

Moto
Unregistered User
Cooker


Bought it in the N17 in Galway, they have 2 branches, one in Galway city and one in Milltown near Tuam.

legend99

Moto, how do you find the whole range cooker thing? I am in two minds as to go with the built in double oven at eye level...or the range!!!!!!

Moto
Unregistered User
range style cooker


The reason for getting this cooker was that it looked impressive in the shop! but was going to get one anyway cause we have a very big kitchen and need something to kill the space, its just personal taste really, my sister in-law has a seperate gas hob and builtin eye level oven and she finds both excellent, but i wouldnt change mine for anything plus i pefer gas for cooking especially when using the oven, do try to do a bit of baking now and again and always find the gas gives the best results, cakes are more moist than with electric which i had before.
 
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sueellen

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gortfad
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european shopping


I'm currently building a house and wondering if it would be worthwhile to go to mainland europe to shop for electrical appliances and furniture. Has anybody out there done anything similar or do they have any websites that I could check out??

Tommy
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Re: european shopping



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I don't think that appliances sold for use on the continent can be used here without adapters due to differences in voltages etc.

Unregistered User
Re: european shopping


Yep - you'd need to at least ensure that they are automatic or switchable dual mode (e.g. 110V or 220-240V, 50Hz or 60Hz) in order to work here (230V/50Hz). There may be other considerations. Somebody posted details of a German website that sells home electrical applicances and delivers Europe wide a while back www.technikdirekt.de. Don't forget that buying remotely may have implications for service/warranty. The margins are generally so low on such appliances that I wonder if there are significant savings to be made by buying other than locally?

heinbloed
Unregistered User
eu shopping


The el.currencies in the EU are the same. 220-240 V and 50 Hertz.So no technical problems except for the plugs/sockets.These have not been harmonized because of the resentments of the British electric industry-despite that the EU want's it to be done and EU legislation demands it.
Antenna plugs/sockets,computer, are all suitable.I am not sure about telephone plugs/sockets,I think they have been harmonized as well(the Dutch used to have some clumsy three fingered ones).

Unregistered User
(30/6/04 12:08 pm)
eu shopping


> The el.currencies in the EU are the same.

Didn't realise that. Still living in the past...


digitalconsumer
Unregistered User
re: Electrical goods


I worked for a major manufacturer of electrical goods in the EU - prices are pretty much standard across the EU
(i.e. price fixing).

Furniture is another matter and well worth investigating (IKEA, IKEA, IKEA).
 
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sueellen

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The Snork Maiden
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best place to buy white goods?


Hi,

Any one any info on the best deals on Kitchen appliances, such as Fridges, cookers etc at the moment?

Apart from Powercity & DID I cant think of anywhere else I should be looking.....

Thanks,

Snorkie

(PS - Live in dublin)

stobear
Frequent poster
Re: best place to buy white goods?


Snorkie
I think Discount Electrical go a few mentions on AAM before
www.buy4now.ie/discountelectrical/

Stobear

Unregistered User
Re White Goods


Was recently purchasing White Goods myself.

I chose the makes and models that I wanted and priced them in Power City, ESB, Currys and DID Electrical.

Power City won hands down - €200 cheaper then the most expensive of the others for two appliances

Cahir
Registered User
Re: Re White Goods


Go to DID with quotes from power city and they give you double the difference.

I found a bloke called Jim in Blanchardstown DID to be very helpful.

Iano
Registered User
Re: Re White Goods


I have always found DID to be cheaper than Power City for the stuff I needed, and they are much more accomodating if you need to return white goods. My Dad returned a new dishwasher 'cos it took ages to complete a wash cycle. They took it back no probs even though he had used it.

I bought all my white good for our house there. If you are buying lots of stuff, ask them for a discount and they might give you 5%.

okidoki987
Registered User
Re: Re White Goods


Cahir
Was Jim an aussie bloke per chance?

Cahir
Registered User
Re: Re White Goods


Yes he was.
Very good customer service.

okidoki987
Registered User
Re: Re White Goods


Yes
Lovely salesman and he spent time explaining all the
different things for each appliance I was going to get.
Excellent service, just a pity others don't follow his example!

ajapale
Frequent poster
Re: best place to buy white goods?


Have to agree DID are excellent and double the difference on quotes and newspaper ads. But it has to be within one week. A good tip to get a written quote somewhere else (although it is a "white lie") is to say that your insurance company are insisting on written quotations.

I find there are usually one or two good guys in each DID store and a few "dumb bunnies". The trick is to identify the the good guys and to steer clear of the other guys.

I dealt with a guy Peter in Newbridge Co Kildare who is excellent.

Hope this helps
ajapale
 
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Monkey0804

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Was in B&Q yesterday and they have package deals where you can save up to 1000 odd euro on kithen applicances. It's worth checking out, some good brand names there too.
 

flusteredma

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Re: >>Household Appliances

Am thinking of buying an American Top Loader Washing machine (whirlpool) with

a 10kg drum. Anybody any experience with these? Good or Bad?

Thanks in advance!
 

Sue Ellen

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Re: >>Household Appliances

Hi,

You may find something in these reviews.

Can't comment on the 10 kg. machine which sounds close to industrial capacity. I did have 2 Philips top loader machines and both were excellent. I found that service disimproved when they switched over to Whirlpool.

You may find this site helpful with advice/reviews on washing machines or perhaps http://www.wm1.com/
 

flusteredma

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Re: >>Household Appliances

Thanks Sueellen - no reviews on my particular machine.

Have contacted the UK Supplier for information. Meanwhile anybody
else use a whirlpool toploader with large drum?
 
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Easwar

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Morning all,
just looking for a user manual for a BELLING IDW 603 (integrated dishwasher) - maybe a pdf file or somesuch?

Thanks in advance if you can help
 

Green

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Morning all,
just looking for a user manual for a BELLING IDW 603 (integrated dishwasher) - maybe a pdf file or somesuch?

Thanks in advance if you can help
Have youb triued googling it? This worked for me before...
 

carrotcake

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Hello, I wonder if anyone has Siemens kitchen appliances (fridge, freezer, hob, dishwasher, washing machine etc.etc.) and if they are happy with them / recommend them? The person that is doing up my kitchen provides Siemens appliances. I have no experience of this brand at all as this is my first kitchen so would be grateful for any advice. It is such a big investment that I want to be sure I am buying good products. I went to a showroom and the salesman there said that Miele were the tops and that if I could afford to go with even a few appliances from Miele, I should e.g. the washing machine and the diswasher; he said that Miele were better than Siemens and that their products lasted for years. So, while I was thinking initially of going with everything Siemens, now I am thinking of pricing for Miele w/machine and t/dryer and rest in Siemens? Any advice? Thanks a million.
 

pudds

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I believe the saleman gave you top advice here..... and if ya have the bobs then Miele is way to go and Siemens is not too far behind either.
 
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