Admin Post I just put some clothes in the washing machine and it occurred to me how old my washer and dryer are. I bought them in 1996, right after I moved to Nashville. And they were el-cheapo close-out specials. I got them both for $400, delivered! I used them in the first little condo that I rented when I moved to town, then when I moved in with 3 other guys in a nice townhouse, then I put them in storage for a year when I rented an efficiency apartment, but my then girlfriend (now wife) rented a condo and needed washer/dryer, so out they came and moved into her place.... where they stayed until a year after we were married. Then they were moved into the first home we bought, then in 2007 they were moved into our current home which we built new. Still working fine every day. On the other hand, we bought a new refrigerator when we moved into this house in 2007, and had to replace it last year already. And it was not a cheap one - we paid $1400 for it new. It went out about 6 months after the warranty expired and the manufacturer nor the vendor would give us any help. It was going to be $700 to repair it, so we chunked it and got a new one. My mom and dad had a refrigerator which they bought before I was born in 1972, and still used the same exact one until about 4 years ago... .about 35 years!