We got a new washing machine.
Brand spankin' new. Our old one took quarters. This one doesn't. I could get the quarters out, or even set it to not take quarters but it still only had 6 buttons so you couldn't run just part of a cycle. And if the power went out (like it does here in the sticks) then it went back to requiring $0.75 to do a load.
Our old one didn't have any dents. This one does.
Our old one didn't have a whole front panel thus leaving the guts exposed. The new one has a front. Which is dented.
Brand new. In the box. Dented. Thanks, Home Depot.
The better part is that the right rear corner looks like sombody dropped it off of a fucking fork lift about two or three feet too soon. Thanks, Home Depot.
But it works, so who gives a shit.
It fills up with water. It is not anything at all near as noisy as I expected a $300 washer to be.
AND. It's one of the four top-rated in the ACTUALLY WASHES CLOTHES WELL cagegory of Consumer Reports. The other ones cost $599, $999, and $1099.
So that was an easy decision. I guess the $700 discount is automatically figured in when they slow down the truck and kick it out the back rather than actually stopping to deliver it to the store.
And now I feel slightly less worthless but I really wish my wife would stop asking me "So what's dinner going to be?" every two fucking seconds.