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Old 05-19-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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I saw an Oster refrigerator at Best Buy this weekend, and it looked like might work out pretty good. It came without a freezer section, so you dont' have that getting in the way. It advertised 4.5 c.f. and priced out at $209.

Anyone have any experience with this model/brand?


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Not sure, but that's about the same price as the sanyo 4912, which we all know works fine.


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I'd get the Sanyo if it was available at my price range. I'm just asking for experience on the Oster in case it's on massive sale, or I saw one at yard sale or ebay. I'm keeping my eyes open for kegerator of that type, but I'm a cheap bastard, so I'm shopping used/cheap.

We're shopping Widescreen TVs plus Playstation3 for BlueRay at this time, so I'm hoping to not spend much on kegging right now.

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Wait...you said that the Oster is priced at $209, but the Sanyo is out of your price range? This Sanyo? The one for $209?



Seems to me they're the same price. Anyway, the Sanyo is 4.9 cf and the Oster is 4.5. Also, according to the website, the 4.5cf Oster DOES have a freezer. Unless you get confirmation that this fridge will work from someone else, I'd be wary.
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I was just browsing through Best Buy's site. The 4.5cf Oster mini-fridge is $169.99, but the 5.0cf fridge is 209.99.
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Yes, the Oster is a 5.0 cf unit. They also had a 4.5 cf unit with a freezer. I dont' plan on buying either of these new unless it was on massive clearance. I only asked abotu them to see if anyone had any experience with them. I'm scouring yard sales and ebay/craigs to get it for dirt cheap. We got too much remodeling going on to spend too much on my kegerator.
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I'd buy the 4912 at that price but unfortunately Best Buy Canada doesn't carry them...and now costco.ca doesn't carry it either.
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Called Best Buy today and they told me that the 4912 has been discontinued. It still shows up on the web site but is no longer availible unless the store happens to have one in stock. The Oster is taking it's place.
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If you plan on 2 kegs and a 5lb. co2 tank inside the fridge you may not get it to fit in the Oster. The Sanyo is 4.9 cu. ft. and 2 kegs and a tank fit perfectly. Measure things up good before you buy. You may only end up fitting 2 cornies with the co2 outside. Measure twice... buy once is all I'm saying. Or if the co2 tank isn't a prob you shouldn't have any worries at all.
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Oh and check out Sears. They have a Kenmore Elite 4.9 cu. ft. that is identical to the Sanyo 4912. It's what I have and have no problems.


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