posted 48 years ago by
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We've been looking for a new refrigerator for quite some time and trying to decide whether a French door refrigerator is worth three times as the traditional top freezer design, especially with some of the nightmare reviews out there regarding water leaks, faulty ice makers, waiting on parts to come from Korea, etc. Also, it seems like stainless steel costs a good $200 more, although we've seen online reviews that say that there may be some rust formation on the doors. We've read through Consumer Reports, but have got to admit we're still not totally sold on the French door format just yet. It might be worth minimizing the headache by going with another traditional top freezer unit that we've all grown up with and uses less energy.

Here's one in NJ that requires adding it into the cart before the price shows up, likely because it's on clearance.

25.7 cubic feet, model RF268ABWP


add 10% movers discount to sweeten the deal and Lowes might offer a $50 rebate giftcard towards another purchase

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Great price, but showing up $2,199 in Georgia...

showing 2300 in dfw

you neglected to credit south dakota

$2,199 Texas

$2199 in Nashville, same model we bought couple years ago and LOVE. No service calls needed, been 2 years worry free

$2,340 in Chicago area...and I love this model too. Bought in a Sears outlet. The bottom freezer is more energy efficient (and convienent). Went to this from a side by side, and the extra refrigerated space and adjustable shelves makes it a winner!

I hope I didn't mislead anyone here- we are definitely interested in a french door fridge. We just don't want to pay three times the price of a top-freezer only to find out the annual estimated electricity consumption is 519kWh (based on this review) which is a bit more than our top-freezer or deal with ice maker issues.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.sh... indicates that "Models with top-mounted freezers use 1025% less energy than bottom-mount or side-by-side models" so it may simply be due to the way they are designed

We're thankful to have quickly figured out that side-by-side refrigerators are not an option for us, so it's basically $750 for a top-freezer or a good bit more for French door model. Please help me find a comparable or better deal, especially since we moved OUT of NJ!

Found one nearby. Great price

Shows 1 available in Cranberry Twp. PA for anyone looking in the Pittsburgh area.

The same model in black is now available at the same price but at a location over 80 miles away.

We are still on the hunt, and recently came upon an open box version of this refrigerator for $900. The price is attractive compared to Amazon's $1717, and the fridge had a decent review on Consumer Reports, but the Amazon reviews are sub-par, as are those on the lesser-known review boards that one can find by simply google searching the model number.

I know Consumer Reports takes pride in their testing and surveys that ultimately go into their annual Buying Guide, but wouldn't poor Amazon reviews deter you, especially if it was a returned product? A lenient return policy certainly helps, but how much weight do you put in each (or other sources) before making a major appliance purchase? If you know of other sources other than epinions, please share! Thanks to FW Forums and going through other consumer sites highlighted here, we bought a great bed at a wonderful price.

Thanks in advance

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