On Saturday morning, I bought one of these. If you know me well enough, say, to know my middle name and how I like my coffee, you might know that I spent several years selling appliances at Sears. Put me through college, it did; straight commission, too. Fortunately or unfortunately, I’ve managed to retain my vast knowledge on all things appliance related. Dishwashers are my favorite. I am extremely picky about dishwashers. I sold all kitchen appliances and washers and dryers during my illustrious tenure. I ruined my feet and made some great friends, too. I learned a lot; about people, about selling and about myself.
Since then (beginning in 1990) I’ve been the appliance buying consultant to family and friends. Since I kissed that nametag and timecard goodbye going on eleven years ago, it’s kind of flattering that I’m still everyone’s call when it comes to the tools that make their kitchen and laundry room operate. I’ve fielded more calls from people standing at the cash wrap in a Sears store than you would believe.
So in a way, it’s kind of thrilling when it’s my turn to play customer. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen often, but in the last five years I’ve purchased a washer, dryer, fridge and now, a range. All Kenmore, in case you’re wondering. The laundry appliances were made by Whirlpool. The fridge and range are made by G.E. I know what I’m doing. The range is Consumer Reports’ best choice and mine, too.
So the next time you’re facing a major appliance purchase, drop me a line. I’d love to help you out, commission free.