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Candy Go1482 Any Good ?

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I need to buy one today cos my indesit cheepo which cost me about £160 over 9 years ago never broke down until now.

Well the door and seal has gone the plastic bit the pins sit has broke and it leeks now so thought it was time to get a new one.

If possible need a quick response cos in going out this aft to get a machine.

I have Seen an 8k load machine in comet today for £249 (£100) off (CANDY GO1482). Is this an ok one to buy?

I realize you get what you pay for but for this price if it lasts a few years I'm hoping it will be value for money

Anyone got one or have any thoughts on this ?

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My opinion is that cheap washing machines often cost more in the long run. But if you really want an 8Kg drum capacity and don't want to spend much, plus you won't be upset if it doesn't last a long time then go for it. This is a very cheap washing machine. Sometimes you can be lucky (as you were with the Indesit) and get a good length of time from a cheap washing machine.


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If you really want an 8Kg drum capacity and don't want to spend much, plus you won't be upset if it doesn't last a long time then go for it. This is a very cheap washing machine. Sometimes you can be lucky (as you were with the Indesit) and get a good length of time from a cheap washing machine.

well no I im not really interested in the lagre 8k bit , it just semed a good machine for the price , was wondering if it was ?

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'Oxy said:

well no I im not really interested in the lagre 8k bit , it just semed a good machine for the price , was wondering if it was ?

The Candy Go washing machines reviewed so far by Which? haven't come out looking too good although they haven't reviewed this particular model. They were rated "poor" and "very poor" on noise, plus "poor" on Rinsing. It's a very good price for a washing machine with such a large drum but unless you really want a large drum and this is the only price you can afford I would look at a Bosch, with a normal drum which you should be able to get for roughly the same price.

In my previous post I said, "go for it" because you appeared to appreciate it wasn't a quality product and had realistic expectations. (By "quality product" I mean high - extra quality like Miele).

As you are clearly a person who likes to do research before buying something it might be a good idea to join Which? online and take advantage of their Which Offer an online 1 month trial plus free magazine for £1. I joined them myself about a year back and I wouldn't dream of buying any expensive product or service without consulting Which? online first.


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Out of the ones you've listed, the ones I would consider are the Zanussi or the Tricity Bendix. There's probably very little difference between the two as they are both made by Electrolux. The Tricity Bendix range are budget versions of Zanussi's so the Tricity Bendix should be cheaper but may have a few less features or programmes. If you are looking for budget washing machines with 6Kg drums that are relatively decent you've found them.


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Ok finally got one and its not the one i wanted to get but the mrs isisted we spend as little as possible

I showed her all the ones I thought were ok but she opted for the 8k candy

thx for your input though

ill let you know what it washes like :)

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Ok finally got one and its not the one I wanted to get but the mrs isisted we spend as little as possible

I showed her all the ones I thought were ok but she opted for the 8k candy

thx for your input though

ill let you know what it washes like :)

Thanks for the update. As long as you know what you are buying it's not a problem. The cheap washing machines tend to not last as long as they should and they can be noisier, more unstable on spin etc. But if you don't expect too much for your money and get what you think is a reasonable amount of time for what you paid for it, it can still turn out to be good value for money.


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Hi, I have also just purchased the same Washing Machine after being let down by an internet based company set up and run as a 'staff perk'.

I read the reviews and decided on Zanussi ZWF12070w at £230, however after 2 days and me chasing them for a delivery timescale, they admitted they didn't have any and could not get one.

By this stage the washing mountain had built up so off we went to the 'well known high street retailer' mentioned earlier in your mail where we were faced with the choice of a Beko 1400rpm, 6kg (don't know which model but it was end of range and last one) at £200 or the Candy GO1482.

Decided on the Candy as we have 2 young boys and the extra capacity should come in handy.

The door is huge, looks like a porthole off the Titanic!!!

Will let you know if I have any problems.

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Thanks for that. There appears to be hundreds of companies selling washing machines online. Some of them do not even stock washing machines. They can undercut traditional stores unfairly and often even rely on people using traditional stores to see the washing machines before ordering from them.

Many people do not realise that some of these "retailers" simply pass the order on to the manufacturer and have little else to do with the sale apart from taking the money and instigating the order. Thinking about it, there's nothing to stop Washerhelp selling washing machines in this way. I could put links up all over Washerhelp selling various washing machines and when someone orders one just get the manufacturer to deliver it for me. I suppose there's nothing wrong with it as such, and maybe I am crazy for not looking into this possibility. It just sits uncomfortably with me for the reasons mentioned here and in the article linked to at the bottom.

It may be that you can get some very good prices and that is not to be sniffed at. It may also be that some of these companies offer an excellent service and are very genuine; it's just that when buying from one of these companies you should at least be aware that there could be complications.

One problem is that they can take an order without knowing that there are none available at the manufacturer's end. Another potential problem is that as they are not delivering your washing machine themselves they are relying on someone else. If there is any problem during the process things can get tricky. Finally, if the washing machine goes faulty or is faulty from the start they will often pass you on to the manufacturer and hope you agree for them to fix it.

If you can bag a real bargain from one of these companies and are prepared to take a chance you might find it worthwhile. Personally, when buying a large awkward product such as a washing machine which has to be delivered, and is more prone to complications such as being received damaged, being faulty on delivery or even breaking down after a short period of time I would prefer to deal with a company that has physical premises all over the country and who tend to stock and indeed deliver the washing machine themselves. Many of whom also have a network of their own engineers who can come out and deal with any minor problems immediately etc.

I have more comprehensive comments on the subject here - buying washing machines online

(TIP: if you are considering buying a washing machine which looks very cheap but you haven't heard of the company and want to check if they are selling the washing machines directly to you or are just ordering from the manufacturer - check their terms and conditions which should be available online. You will usually see reference to the fact that they are not delivering a washing machine themselves.) Note: I am not saying this is wrong in any way, but if you would prefer to buy from someone who is delivering the washing machine themselves you may want to check this out.

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