Washing Machine Dryer Platform Stands- A Concealed
You've seen the numerous, beautiful front loading washing machines and dryers, right? The producers diminish this cost by telling the consumer that the machines will save them a lot on power costs and that the machines perform a much better job of cleaning and drying clothes, which is, for the most part, very accurate. Indeed, these new front loading machines are faster and more power effective, there is little question about that. There is one small problem though. You have to bend way over to both load and unload these devices. Relentless bending may not be a quandary for some but for a quantity of people it is. Bending over various times during a wash day can bring about a sore back or various types of problems that are not fun. The people who produce these gizmos are very well versed with this problem, for sure. They employ this information as control to drag a few more dollars out of the consumer's pockets. Why? It's a little marketing plan that gouges some added revenue out of the process by offering an pricey, but often essential item.
That item is the under-machine pedestal stand that raises the front loading washer or dryer up to a height that is much more comfortable to work with. It keeps the machinery off of the ground and makes it a lot simpler for you to bend over and put in or pull out your laundry items.
However, that simple-to-make, made-of-thin-sheet-metal (with braces) piece of apparatus will cost you an extra $80 to $350. That's right, it is NOT incorporated in the initial cost of the washer or the dryer. Most retailers don't trouble to inform you about this until you're about to pay for the device at the counter or wherever you happen to be when pulling out your wallet. The greater part of people, though a bit stunned, just go ahead and add it to the purchase cost. It's a nice trick for hitting the customer in the wallet again.
The makers of these washing machine dryer pedestals already have their machinery set up to assemble these things in short order. The accurate cost to manufacture them is a mystery to all but industry insiders but one wonders why they're so costly.
A number of of the pedestal stands have a drawer in them that can be used for storage space. These are the more expensive ones. The cheaper pedestal stands are merely three or four pieces of sheet metal, painted to go with the washing machine and dryers, and bolted together to give it sufficient strength to hold up the machine. They are undeniably handy and for anyone who has had to bend over numerous times, removing and putting in laundry, they might be worth the output. That's what the makers are relying on.
The reality of the matter is that one can in fact assemble one of these pedestal stands out of lumber 2x4s and some slender plywood for about $25-$35. If a person has a minor do-it-yourself ability, they can even build a drawer into the stand for about an extra $10. A couple of cans of spray paint that generally match the appliance and a perfectly nice, practical washer dryer pedestal (that is actually much stronger than the metal ones) can be installed in a few hours and a bundle of money saved.
Another truth is that a small number of people will opt for making their own pedestal stands. Yet again, the companies know this and take total advantage of it.
There's definitely nothing wrong with selling people a piece of equipment that they will almost certainly need, but the question arises, 'why don't they merely include it in the price and be finished with it?' Why attempt to slip the pedestal into the mix as an extra cost?
So, if you are in the market for a innovative front loading washer or dryer or combination, just bear in mind that you do have alternatives. You now possess the knowledge before you go to buy the equipment. Your choices will be:
1. Buy the washer/dryer devoid of the pedestal and suffer the bending over to do the laundry.
2. Bear the cost and pay the excessive price for the pedestal stand, or...
3. Assemble your own stand and have a sturdier one and save some money.
The option is yours.