Appliances [Round One]

We spent the day yesterday (Lebanese official holiday Mar Maroun) in large stores, looking for appliances.
It seems that everyone has the same brands give or take 1 or 2 that are either their own brand, or something totally unheard of.
The largest choice I found was at Abed Tahan & Sons. I could be wrong of course!
The range of refrigerators starts at 560USD and goes up to 1500USD for normal models. Of course, you can find larger ones for 3K and 5K, but I’m not going to buy one of those, not now anyway 😉
We didn’t exactly know what washing machine to look for. So, we ended up looking at everything from small ones with the 5Kg load to the large 8+Kg load. Again, it’s 300USD to 650USD. Some models where even priced in Eur, go figure!
As for the stove, 300 to 800USD is the range. Some of these are quite nice. I especially like the ones that look heavy duty, with large black metal cookers. They give the impression you’re meaning business while in the kitchen 😀
Ah, and last but by far not least: the TV. You can get a TV for 50USD these days. Heh, yeah right! A Sony 32″ goes for about a 1000USD, a similarly sized “lesser” quality TV goes for, well less! But simply looking at them side by side tells you why… Anyway, we’re still looking into it, Paypouy might have to buy that one herself 😛
Oh, that leaves out the Microwave (120USD Max), the “hoover” (60-100USD), the iron (20-50USD), etc… but we figured we’d get these as we go.

All in all, it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to buy all this stuff. Hope you’re taking notes, might come in handy some day. Of course, if you know something I don’t, please send me a comment.

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