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Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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I am moving into a home with no appliances provided (Land Contract), and I have noticed that Habitat for Humanity has a thrift store near me selling appliances....does anyone know if HfH tests the appliances donated to them, or do they sell them as is?

I figured it may be a better idea to support a charity that helps people than buying from joe schmo from facebook who maybe lying about the condition of the washer he is selling.
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>>1137446
no idea, ask them ;) probably minimum fcntion check..
..but Protip, dont buy fridges second-hand - people dont usually change them for no reason and even if they tested 'working' high probability of being bust, thermostat broke so runs constantly (costalots), freezer dont work properly, etc.

They are also cheap (enough) new with guarantee etc. that second hand, dont make sense, all IMO.
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Did some volunteer work for them a while back. They check every single appliance to make sure it's working before selling. Went there the other day to get a microwave to make a foundry out of.
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>>1137499
Cool. Good to know
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Have you gone to look at the store yet? The one around here sell shity second hand leftovers at brand new prices because "it's charity". Menard's honestly has better prices 99.9% of the time, and you know your buying new quality and very often warrantied goods.
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>>1138268
Sameish.

Some things are great deals, some things are giant ripoffs. Their prices aren't firm though at my local one.

Shit like tools though is a joke.
>Sell rusty old power tools for more than a new one costs
>Some retard will buy it because of the "old is better" meme

Windows can be a steal if they have your size or if you're flexible.

Also great place to look if you're trying to match old styles.
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>>1137446
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I found them to be massively overpriced on most things, though sometimes I hop in there to buy bolts, screws, and other nic nacs they don't know how to price/too lazy to sort out

Though once they had a big box of GRK pseudo lag screws which were amazingly nice to work with and cheap. I think I got 10 lbs worth of them for about $10.
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>>1137446
if money is tight and you're looking for white goods, it's often a good idea to go to the bigger retailers and ask if they have any "scratch and dent" or ex-display stuff, usually it's hugely discounted.
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>>1137451
I second this. Had terrible luck buying used fridges. Current buy had ice machine break not long after and freezes food in the lower sections of the fridge side. Only washers and dryers do I really see people replace for luxury reasons, usually because the bundle deal prices look really tempting on black Friday. Fridge people keep till it breaks.
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>>1138971
This is a good option. OP they will most likely offer you a payment plan. Just make sure to read the print carefully
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We have a washer/dryer combo from Habitat since our renter didn't come with one. Thing works like a dream and honestly has been better than the ones we've dealt with in previous places.

I don't know if I'd buy any other appliances from there, though.
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>>1137451
lol. had a co-worker who changed out all his appliances so they would match. His fridge was barely 2 yrs old, too new for the electric company to take (energy saving incentive pprogram), and the Salvation Army or food bank/soup kitchen didn't want it. So it sat for a week on his front lawn with a sign saying 'Free.' Not a single taker. Neighbor says he's doing it all wrong, put an arbitrary price on it and see what happens. So he puts $150 obo on it. Next morning, gets up & finds it stolen. Go figure.

In my region, anyone who sells used appliances are usually druggies or immigrants moving out of a rental and stealing & selling whatever they can out of the place for ca$h.
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