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Old 10-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Is $297 a good price for a kenmore 8.8?

I am starting a keezer build. First step is buy the freezer. In my case a kenmore 8.8 from Sears. Last week it was $350. This week...$297. Soooo glad i waited a week.

Should I keep waiting? Trying to get the best deal I can...



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Old 10-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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That doesn't seem too bad, especially if it includes free delivery (though those freezers one person can move without a ton of trouble the delivery is just much easier). I paid about $240 for a 7.7 I think it is GE delivered from Home Depot.

If you want to save money check out Craigslist. Of course it will be used but sometimes good deals pop up on there. In my searches around here people typically wanted at least still half the cost of new, plus then I have to pick it up get it home somehow etc so it didn't quite work out for me that way.

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Old 10-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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I bought my Kenmore 8.8 in June of this year for $268, that's the lowest I have ever seen them. Just figure out if waiting for a sale that might not happen again is worth $29. Mine is used as a ferm chamber, it holds 2-6.5gal buckets and a mr beer keg on the hump, holds temp very well in my garage (110 degree Florida summers).

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Wow nice, makes me wish I'd have gone for the Kenmore instead of the GE, that bit of extra cuft would be very handy. Hm I could just get another, I really need two separate ones anyway for my projects.

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Yeah, I actually went in for a Kenmore 7.2, but the 8.8 was a couple of dollars cheaper. This was during their big summer appliance sale.

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I bought the black Kenmore 8.8 for $297 last May. It's about the best you can do unless you can wait a while.

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craigslist or find a used appliance store locally. I picked up a fridge for $150 that i can put 8 kegs in. Good deals are out there just takes time searching for them

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Thanks for all the responses. I have looked for craigslist freezers, but decided to go new. This project is a treat for me. Plus I rarely found black freezers in decent shape. This guarantees a good start to a long overdue project.

Found out the special price is only for this weekend. Going to buy today!

I've been lurking for a while, checking out other keezers and getting the best ideas. After I order this I am going to order the kegging supplies and pick up the wood.

Going with collar attached to lid. And i think i want to mount the regulators "under" the lid. Really looking forward to making this thing.

I would ask for advice or lessons learned, but it seems almost every question that CAN be asked has been. Still though, ideas welcome. I am open to changing the design.

Thanks again and thanks everyone for all your great examples!

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With this Kenmore, are there any problems disabling the temperature alarm when it gets above 23F?

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There is no temp alarm on mine.

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