Used or New Fridge?

Hi guys, I am in the market for a fridge. I am looking at 450 litre fridges that are under $800. But I can buy a used one for $400 (probably 4/5 years old). Is it worth buying a used fridge for that much?

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    half the price for half the warranty

    Try looking for a sale through like harvey norman or a scratch and dent place imo

    if you are in Melbourne try e and s clearance center https://www.eands.com.au/clearance-centre-specials/

  • +3 votes

    Check Appliance Online's clearance section, you might be able to find a bargain.

    Edit: This doesn't look too bad. Its comes with free next day delivery and they'll set it up and remove your old fridge for free too.

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      Lol at the fish in the freezer.

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      Is Seiki a good brand?

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      Yeah, I went through this experience two years ago and came to the depressing conclusion that Appliance Online's deal beat what I could find in the used market. Pretty depressing given I can't imagine the world's rubbish tips are short of fridges. At 2nd hand stores I was finding rusted fridges for only $50 cheaper than Appliance Online after delivery - not good enough!

  • +2 votes

    But I can buy a used one for $400 (probably 4/5 years old).

    My fridge repair man last month said modern fridges are only built to last 8-10 years.

    So IMO buying a 5 year old one is less than ideal.

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    So, I do wonder why people are getting rid of a 4/5 year old fridge. Personally I wouldn’t get a second hand fridge, but I’ve watched too many American crime shows so I would suspect a body had been stored in it.

    I would look at the scratch and dent places, particularly those with sales on. Go for one with a good warranty period. You can buy reconditioned second hand fridges.

    The dodgiest appliances we’ve had are fridges.

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      From personal experience, moving house is a big reason people buy a new fridge because the old one doesn't fit in the space for the fridge. Or the new places has a much larger space so people upgrade to a taller or wider one.

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        The other problem is they may be getting rid of a lemon, you just don’t know and there is no warranty.

        Costco sometimes have some decent fridge deals. We bought our stand up freezer through them.

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    Fridges are one of the things you can 'cheap out on' and still get a good product.
    Used fridges can work if the previous owner wasnt a pig

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    I got mine as an ex-rental one from Radio Rentals about 10 years ago, and it's still going nicely. Provided it's clean, I don't see an issue here.

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    You get what you pay for !
    It’s your money so make your own decision !

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    My first fridge in Australia is a 1.5 year old fridge for half the price. It’s still works well to this day!
    The biggest hassle is to pick-up.

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