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Hello fellow Ef'ers.

I have just moved to a new appartment, and need to buy a washing machine as there is not a communal one in my building.

I have been to some shops and looked on the internet, but it seems incredibly expensive to buy a washing machine.

Am I not looking in the right places?

If someone knows of a place where I can buy one which is not going to cost me the same as an Audi I would very much appreciate it!
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No you aren't. The right places have postcodes prefixed "F" or "D".
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go to Mediamarkt in Lausanne
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Re: Washing machine

Make sure you aleady have the hook-up connection in the apartment already, or the cost of a plumber installing one could cost you the same as a Mercedes.
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Re: Washing machine

I bought my W&D at Mediamarkt at the train station and they delivered and installed it for me for just a small upcharge which was very convenient. I don't know that I would have gotten that had I bought it in F or D.

Also the F plugs have larger prongs and may not fit in your CH outlets as I learned with the microwave I am still offering for sale at a discounted price.
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I bought my W&D at Mediamarkt at the train station and they delivered and installed it for me for just a small upcharge which was very convenient. I don't know that I would have gotten that had I bought it in F or D.

Also the F plugs have larger prongs and may not fit in your CH outlets as I learned with the microwave I am still offering for sale at a discounted price.
Well the washing machine that came with our flat (old VZug, we had the movers take it into the basement storage) was hard-wired into the wall on 3-phase AC and the dryer on 2-phase AC. The local electrician charged CHF 150 to cut the plugs off, hardwire our washer and dryer to one AC phase each, and to properly isolate the remaining dangling bits of wire. The washer-dryer combination we have cost EUR 3'000 (incl. VAT) in DE and was on special at Dipl.Ing. Fust for CHF 6'000. Both the electrician and we were happy.
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I bought my W&D at Mediamarkt at the train station and they delivered and installed it for me for just a small upcharge which was very convenient. I don't know that I would have gotten that had I bought it in F or D.

Also the F plugs have larger prongs and may not fit in your CH outlets as I learned with the microwave I am still offering for sale at a discounted price.
You can't change the plug?
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Re: Washing machine

Whilst we are at it, and to compound my newbie status, how do I do the specific "thank you's" on this site?

Not that I do not want to thank everyone.
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Whilst we are at it, and to compound my newbie status, how do I do the specific "thank you's" on this site?

Not that I do not want to thank everyone.
Once you have 10 posts, you can thank (and groan at) others.
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Re: Washing machine

Conforama:

http://www.conforama.ch/produit___74...0051_10601_-17

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Re: Washing machine

Slow spin
Only 6KG
Only A rated
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Damm, beat me to it.

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Damm, beat me to it.

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Re: Washing machine

yep, conforama usually has some cheap deals... well, i am not sure about the quality and all, but still it would have warranty:

http://www.conforama.ch/produit_go-1...4_42050_467004


well, not that related, but i also wanted to share this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jk4Lt6Ru3E
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Re: Washing machine

Reviving this older thread about which washing machine to buy, does anyone have any experience with this Miele machine?

http://orderservice.mediamarkt.ch/of...ecial-s3-weiss
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Reviving this older thread about which washing machine to buy, does anyone have any experience with this Miele machine?

http://orderservice.mediamarkt.ch/of...ecial-s3-weiss
If you can afford it, go for it. Absolutely indestructible - I have the 2001 model, still going strong.
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Re: Washing machine

Does anyone have any experience with Samsung for washing machines (in case my hubbie freaks at the prospect of dropping 2k on a washer)?

http://www.conforama.ch/produit_wf-9...4_42050_348547

Or this LG model, somewhere in between in price?

http://www.conforama.ch/produit_f148...4_42050_349528
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Does anyone have any experience with Samsung for washing machines (in case my hubbie freaks at the prospect of dropping 2k on a washer)?

http://www.conforama.ch/produit_wf-9...4_42050_348547

Or this LG model, somewhere in between in price?

http://www.conforama.ch/produit_f148...4_42050_349528
Samsung: not even close. 400 revs less, a lot less energy efficient, louder.
LG: still 200 revs les, louder, not as energy efficient. But better then the Samsung

Less revs cost you money if you use a tumble drier as more water is spun out of the clothes.

The Miele honeycomb drum is fantastic in the handwash and silk programs. Many other machines will not be kind to your delicates (although both the Samsung and the LG are streets ahead of US or Aussie-style toploaders with agitators that will rip everything to shreds).

in Terms of reliability: Samsung < LG < Bosch, Hoover < Miele
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Re: Washing machine

Nettoshop.ch was selling toploader whirlpools for around 500 chf. I also remember seeing a 399 washing machine in ikea.
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