I know that. It was a rhetorical question.Strong Eagle wrote:Most people aren't going to let you take their washing machine apart to check it out.zzm9980 wrote:How do you know what's decent and what isn't? By how shiny the outside is, or how clean the lint filter is? Or are you actually opening it up and looking at the motor, belts, springs, etc and inspecting them for fatigue?rajagainstthemachine wrote:your comments are right about 2nd hand washing machines, its a buyers market out there, and then after buying a brand new one I noticed a place which sold old ones by the dozens and I went to check the place out of curiousity and found that I could buy a fairly decent one around 180+ but then again some were in pretty disgusting condition, but if you do look hard enough you can get a really nice one.
I might consider a 2nd hand dryer though.
I'm sure you can successfully purchase used washing machines. The comparison was to an LED TV; My point was just that with moving parts you're going to have failures eventually. Other than broken buttons, the TV likely won't have a failure if you're not doing something crazy like operating it inside of a washing machine.