Sunday, April 1, 2012

Replacement Parts

Most of you know me pretty well.

Well enough to know that I am not a very shy person. I am not afraid to make calls. When I was younger, my sister was ALWAYS so scared to go down to the basement to get some socks. We would be rushing to get to school and she would refuse to go down and get herself some socks. So, of course, I would go do it for her. I wasn't scared of some silly basement. Same concept has carried through my life. I will call up just about anyone (personal or business) and get what I need done. No one is going to do it for me nor do it as well as I can. :P

I just wanted to share my experiences. I am quite proud of myself. By the way, I would have totally taken my own pictures except that I wrote this blog while at work and it was quite spontaneous.

We own this 5.5 qt Crockpot and WE LOVE IT. We got it as a wedding gift and couldn't be happier. But one day, about 6 months ago, we pulled the lid out of the dishwasher to find the the hinge on the back had broke off. We were so disappointed because we loved the fact that our Crockpot had a hinge. It is so nice to take the lid off and not have all of the condensation/water drip all over the counter, etc. Instead the lid just sit up and all the water rolls right back into the pot.

I have checked the Crockpot site to see about buying a new lid. Every time I look it up, they are out of stock.

Back in September we were ready for a TV upgrade. We had this SUPER old 300 lb TV. It was just ugly and outdated. Randy lives by the motto, "If it ain't broke, don't replace it... and if it is broke, just fix the old one!" Lol. But I convinced him it was time to splurge a bit. So we bought this TV.

It is way bigger than we were planning but it was a killer deal and we have never seen the price as low as when we got it. Not even on Black Friday, after Christmas sales, or even after Super Bowl when they have the best sales! Well, about 2 months ago, our TV remote started acting up. Now, we have a 17 month old who is very rambunctious so she could have TOTALLY broke the remote, we don't know but the top two rows of buttons did not work but the rest of the remote worked. Which means that we had to get off our lazy butt and turn the TV On/Off but we could use the remote for everything else. Annoying, I think yes!

Next, about the same time that we got our TV, we also bought this table.
Complete with 4 chairs and two benches. We absolutely adore this table and we got it on a killer deal too! We love that it is so tall and I am IN LOVE with DARK wood. It is just perfect for us. But about a month after owning it, two of the foot rests broke on two chairs. I can't tell if it was something in the manufacturing or if it is because we did not screw them in right.

We also got a warranty on our washer and dryer.
They came with a 1 year warranty and then for $99 on each appliance you would get another 4 years on each one. So that is a total of $198 for a 5 year warranty on my washer and dryer. I thought that was pretty good. But I had been totally slacking on calling the company and registering the washer and dryer. I tried to do it online but it kept saying my receipt number was invalid. Whatever!

So I finally put my big girl panties on and picked up the phone and I am sooo glad I did.

I called up the Crock pot company to ask about ordering that part. I was informed that they did not make the lids with the hinges like ours so to compensate us they want to send us a WHOLE NEW Crockpot. WHAT?! I couldn't believe it. Below is a picture of our new Crockpot or so I think. Lol. She didn't tell me the exact Crockpot that she was sending but from what she described I am pretty sure this is the one. But when I get the real one in the mail. I will post a picture. :D Oh and did I mention they are also sending the little mini Crockpot too! I can't wait! I feel like jumping with excitement.

Next, I called up the TV manufacturers to get a new remote. They made me go through this huge list of resetting this and resetting that but in the end nothing worked and they are sending me a new remote! YAY!

I called the table company and they are sending me two new foot rests to put on my chairs. Say it with me, YAY!

And last but not least, I got the washer and dryer registered. :D I am quite proud of myself and I felt super accomplished that day. I had been meaning call these companies but just couldn't find time to do it. I think I was subconsciously avoiding it.

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