Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thrifty Appliance Parts

Thrifty Appliance Parts (motto: “Dig in, get dirty”) is an excellent source for, yes, thrifty appliance parts. We just bought four burner knobs from this company after comparing prices. Four knobs from General Electric: $219. (Really.) Amazon’s best price for the same knobs: $129.16. The Thrifty Appliance price for four knock-offs (made by Exact Replacement Parts): $76 (or $80, minus a 5% discount on orders over $75). The knock-offs are indistinguishable from the originals.

Non-OEM parts may not always be a wise choice. (Using them can void a warranty.) But for burner knobs, paying a manufacturer’s price seems like folly, at least when the price is $54.75 per knob. Thrifty Appliance Parts, huzzah!

[The replacement knobs (with assorted plastic inserts) available from home-improvement stores are a waste of money. Don’t ask me how I know that.]

comments: 0