Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
After spending the week looking for a good washing machine on,
And seeing just about every possible scam/con out there, I decided to do some research on the matter. Here is what I found out.
1. No one knows how many people are victimized by false Craigslist ads - the firm says it's a tiny fraction of 30 million monthly posts - but clearly, fake ads are hitting some people hard. (Craigslist responce)
2. My own test, out of 10 ad's I checked out 6 were total scams.
The scams were Price: 2, Year Made: 3, Bait and Switch 1 (showing one type of machine only to get there and they try to sell another, and the 4 rest were honest deals. As you can see that is not a tiny fraction by no means.
3. Do your home work. everything that has a Model Number or Serial Number being sold has a way you can find when it was made. Example:
Washing Machines all have Serial numbers in that number there is a code that tells when it was made. To find them just Google the "make" serial number code.
4. It will work for just about anything.
5. When you contact the seller ask these questions:
1. Price, Confirm a least twice. (you can negotiate later)
2. Make, Model, and Year.
3. Ask for Model Number and Serial Number. If they do not know where to look Google it for location.
4. Confirm its value to asking price. To do this Google Make and Model #,
you should look for suggested retail. Now that we have it lets figure what its worth is today.
If it sold new for $500.00 it has an average life span of 10 years and its 2 years old; 500.00 divide 10 = 50.00 that's the per year value. 50.00 times 2 = 100.00. $500.00 - 100.00 = $400.00 current value. Never pay current value haggle on price depending how it looks and runs.
What is most important is to do your homework first.
Posted by Robert... on
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