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If everything goes as planned we will be settling on our first home at the end of the month. I have a old wringer washer we will be using for now but we will need a dryer for winter time, we will be hanging our clothes out when weather permits.

I found a ten year old Speed Queen dryer for sale, they say it is ten years old but was used very little because there mother thought that using a dryer damager clothes. It looks to be in good shape and they want 125.00, is it worth it?
 

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Having a Speed Queen washer, I'm a big believer in the brand. They make most their machines for laundramats, so they're made to last.
 

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Seems a little high for a 10 yr. old machine. Look on Craigslist. You can find newer and cheaper ones.

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I would buy a Speed Queen dryer or washer in a heartbeat. New or used. They are made to last. The price is a little high, though. Do you think you could talk them down a little? The most I would pay for a regular dryer would be $50. A Speed Queen might justify a few more dollars.

Other folks on the board might be more help than I, and know more about pricing one.
 

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It will last...our dryer went thru 3 washers before it died. I'm thinking 23 yrs. BUT that seems a little high for used.
 

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Thanks everyone, I offered them 75.00. Hopefully the accept it, it is an ugly brown color but that really doesn't matter
 

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I paid 750 for a brand new speed queen dryer this spring so it sounds like a good price to me ;) I chose speed queen because of the reviews and longevity
 

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They use speed queen appliances in the correctional facility I work in. They do more laundry in a month here than most people would do in a lifetime. I highly recommend them.

I always thought the name was kinda funny considering.........
 

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If it is electric, buy it provided it works. Electric dryers are SO simple and inexpensive to fix on your own. And there are tutorials available for many repairs. See http://www.repairmydryer.com/ . As far as price goes, compare on Craigslist - for a 10yr old dryer, that might be a little high. I would bet they would go for $100 even.
 

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We don't use a dryer.

Inside during wet weather, outside during dry weather.

We dry clothes around the wood stove downstairs. Saves us over $30 a month.
 
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