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Old 08-20-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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Who prefers to refurbish old furniture/appliances over buying new (just curious)


I've done a lot of work, lately, buying old - unworking things and refurbishing them to use them in the house.
For one, it's fun. But it also saves a ton of money.

I've found several cool, old lights that, once you rewire them, work like new and are just incredible - and I buy them for just a few bucks each ... the most I've paid is $10.00 for any of my items.

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All depends, some things belong in a junk yard. They may still work or be repairable, but they still belong in a junkyard.

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I completely agree.
And I violate that every chance I get
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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depends on if i i can refurbish myself or not. the older stuff is a lot easier to do yourself. newer appliances are all electronic and are much more difficult.

there are also appliance warrenties too. lowes warrenty seems pretty good deal for 4 years.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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I've found several cool, old lights that, once you rewire them, work like new and are just incredible - and I buy them for just a few bucks each ... the most I've paid is $10.00 for any of my items.
Same here, only I've taken bits and pieces of old ones and built something totally unique.
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I'm fine with refurbishing old furniture and lighting fixtures but not appliances. Most older appliances cost you more in energy then their newer counterparts. When you add the time to repair them and the cost of parts (if applicable) they cost a lot more money.

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