Habitat For Humanity Store: A Tour Of The ReStore

Our 10 year old dishwasher finally wheezed it's last breath, so it was time to get a new one. Why do these things seem to occur at times when it just isn't in the budget? Anyway, I've been hearing about this store for a while and vowed that we would check it out the next time we needed something they carried, rather than immediately buying it brand new.

I Googled the store closest to me which is in Garden Grove, Ca. They have these all over the country, so there's a good chance that there's one by you. You can find all kinds of things for your home for a fraction of the price you'd pay for it retail. Their merchandise comes from left over supplies from building homes for Habitat for Humanity, as well as previously owned, donated appliances and building supplies. And you're helping Habitat for Humanity by shopping there.

Before getting to the dishwashers, I thought I'd give you a peek at what you can find in one of these stores.....











And now, a man on a mission...

I sat around while my husband checked out each and every one of the dishwashers they offered.
They were priced from an amazing $10.00, because the lower panel was missing, but still. To $250.00 for a very fancy stainless steal number which usually goes for $1,000.00 brand new!


Hubby looked high and low, mostly low, to make sure the connections were there, because we weren't going to pay a plumber to install it.
He narrowed it down to these two. We got the one on the right, the control panel looked sturdier and the hoses looked the best and it was newer and cleaner looking. We've had it over one week now and it's the best working dishwasher we've ever owned.

They give you four days to take it home and try it out, but they will only exchange or give store credit if you return it. And of course there's no warranty. But that's OK with me, I've never owned any appliance that gave out before the warranty. So to me it doesn't make sense to buy a new appliance to get one.
I really like this store and I know we'll be back the next time we need anything. 
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Sunday, August 15

Habitat For Humanity Store: A Tour Of The ReStore

Our 10 year old dishwasher finally wheezed it's last breath, so it was time to get a new one. Why do these things seem to occur at times when it just isn't in the budget? Anyway, I've been hearing about this store for a while and vowed that we would check it out the next time we needed something they carried, rather than immediately buying it brand new.

I Googled the store closest to me which is in Garden Grove, Ca. They have these all over the country, so there's a good chance that there's one by you. You can find all kinds of things for your home for a fraction of the price you'd pay for it retail. Their merchandise comes from left over supplies from building homes for Habitat for Humanity, as well as previously owned, donated appliances and building supplies. And you're helping Habitat for Humanity by shopping there.

Before getting to the dishwashers, I thought I'd give you a peek at what you can find in one of these stores.....











And now, a man on a mission...

I sat around while my husband checked out each and every one of the dishwashers they offered.
They were priced from an amazing $10.00, because the lower panel was missing, but still. To $250.00 for a very fancy stainless steal number which usually goes for $1,000.00 brand new!


Hubby looked high and low, mostly low, to make sure the connections were there, because we weren't going to pay a plumber to install it.
He narrowed it down to these two. We got the one on the right, the control panel looked sturdier and the hoses looked the best and it was newer and cleaner looking. We've had it over one week now and it's the best working dishwasher we've ever owned.

They give you four days to take it home and try it out, but they will only exchange or give store credit if you return it. And of course there's no warranty. But that's OK with me, I've never owned any appliance that gave out before the warranty. So to me it doesn't make sense to buy a new appliance to get one.
I really like this store and I know we'll be back the next time we need anything. 
I Linked to:
Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville

7 Comments:

At August 15, 2010 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Sue said...

Wow, I've heard of these stores too but didn't know what great deals they offered! I am going to have to stop by. I love that you don't want to pay a plumber to install it. I figured out your husband wasn't a plumber because he was missing the world famous "plumber butt crack" in all the photos you took of him!

Take care, Sue

 
At August 15, 2010 at 7:40 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your habitat looks fabulous and so well organized. The one near me is a mess and the prices are super high. You did good. It's nice to help them out and you got a great bargain in the process. Good for you. Hugs, Marty

 
At August 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Vintagesouthernlife said...

Glad you found a deal. Your right, I have never had an appliance go out before the warranty either.
Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look for one in my area. I have a dryer that's on it's last leg!
Annette

 
At August 15, 2010 at 6:07 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow - looks like a wonderful shop. We don't have them on this side of the world! Have fun with your new dishwasher :)

 
At August 17, 2010 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Elizabeth and Gary said...

What a great habitat store.. WE have one in our town and Gary and I went over to explore it. It had great prices, but didn't have what we were looking for.. How wonderful that your found the dishwasher...
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

 
At August 17, 2010 at 7:36 PM , Blogger foxxy said...

Sounds like you got a great deal and also had fun shopping at the same time. Can't beat that!

 
At August 18, 2010 at 10:20 AM , OpenID motherhen68 said...

I went to our Habitat store this weekend for the 1st time. It was SO HOT inside (because it's Louisiana and it's summer and it's in a warehouse), things were over priced and just jumbled everywhere. I did spy some old windows that I'm thinking of turning into a green house or cold frame, so not a total loss.

 

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