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Join Date: Nov 2002
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This is a saga of 4 dishwashers that have been in my house today, but I will keep it short.
This was the dishwasher already installed in the house, which I was informed was not doing a good enough job of the dishes. We had replaced filters, cleaned it, etc - but still not good enough.
This was the dishwasher we bought second hand. But when fitted, it turned out to not draw water. The captive, proprietary, filler hose for it costs an eyewatering £110 from Bosch. Thankfully the sellers were decent people, and allowed me to give it back and get my money back.
This is the dishwasher we gave up on a bargain and bought new from Currys. When we got it home and unboxed, it turned out to have a broken lid and dented side from an impact at some point.
Luckily the person who served me had mentioned in passing that it was their last one in stock, so I didn't waste time taking it back to that branch.
This is the replacement dishwasher 4, from a different branch. This one seems to be working, fingers crossed.
This, and the Ikea thread, and so, so many more examples lead me to ask:
Is it just me? Does this crap happen to other people too? It seems like it is a rare occasion that I buy something and there isn't some steaming turd just waiting to fall across my path and ruin the buying experience.
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