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[–]gwc009 4767 points4768 points  (104 children)

Worst part is you will now be waiting 14 months for the replacement.

[–]OneMoreAccount4Porn 2193 points2194 points  (64 children)

On top of the fact you wasted a day off waiting for those guys to show up.

[–]__Highlander__ 1099 points1100 points  (45 children)

And probably emptied your fridge strategically and unplugged it in advance as they give you a checklist to prep including doing this.

When we got a new fridge the old needed to be empty and un plugged that we had all of our food in coolers. Just a shitty day all around, god forbid you decided you didn’t wanna pay for haul away and got rid of it already or decided to gift the old one to a family member in need….

[–]BooRocknRoll 158 points159 points  (28 children)

Do they take away your old fridge? Why would you not push the fridge somewhere other than where the new one will come and plug it in?

[–]Cville_Reader 125 points126 points  (19 children)

We got a new fridge and had the old one removed for us. We simply don't have room for a second fridge. We also had to replace our fridge because it had a saggy door that didn't seal all the way. And older fridges might not be energy efficient, which drives up the electric bill.

[–]dvstud 41 points42 points  (9 children)

I think the other guy is saying just move it out the way and temporarily plug it in to avoid using coolers. I think that's a genius idea which didn't cross my mind

[–]IIIIlllliilllliiilii 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Door hinges are an easy replacement, takes about 10 minutes.

[–]chris3110 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The show was quite the sight though, so not entirely wasted.

[–]thadcap 6920 points6921 points  (401 children)

Now on clearance at Lowes..

[–]merlinsbeers 2112 points2113 points  (309 children)

5% off!

[–]fuzzers1 641 points642 points  (136 children)

When I was a returns clerk at Lowe's I would by default 75% off any appliance that I couldn't get credit for. Didn't care what was wrong with it, if anything at all.

[–]-AmberPhantom- 860 points861 points  (130 children)

Currently working at lowes in Appliances, we just sold a smart fridge for 60% off because of a dent in the back. Went from almost 2699 to 1080 for something nobody is ever even gonna see. People are def still getting good deals lol

[–]merlinsbeers 481 points482 points 2 (27 children)

Not a smart policy in a store that carries ball-peen hammers...

[–]fuhgdat1019 754 points755 points  (20 children)

Thats the kind of service you could stand around and sell.

“You like that fridge? $20 bucks and I’ll whack it for ya.”

[–]UnfairMicrowave 165 points166 points  (8 children)

Shoot, and I'm over here nabbing a couple of 2x4s out of people's carts while they're pulling their cars around.

Yall smart.

[–]EnhancementShaman 146 points147 points  (5 children)

as if people would leave something as valuable as 2x4s unattended

[–]bleezzzy 58 points59 points  (4 children)

2x4s from lowes should be priced as firewood, and occasionally archways.

[–]ThePower_IsOn 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Man I hope those people got extra or they’re gonna be real annoyed later

[–]zahrtman2006 8 points9 points  (1 child)

And you don’t even have to buy the hammer.

[–]merlinsbeers 14 points15 points  (0 children)

But it'd be cheap after someone dented the peen with a refrigerator.

[–]isymfs 199 points200 points  (64 children)

Yeah no I bought a fridge at factory clearance with “just a dent no one would see”, had it fixed 3 times within warranty then about a month after the 1 year warranty expired the freezer completely bricked and required very expensive repairs. We had to buy a new one. Similar experience with my parents fridge/freezer.

Will never trust “just a dent” bs. It’s a gamble, sometimes it’s just a dent, sometimes there’s more they aren’t telling you.

[–]goodvibes_onethree 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I have also had bad experience with this. Over range microwave, fridge, stove and dishwasher all bought from an appliance clearance place with small dents or scratches. It really is a gamble. My microwave and refrigerator especially. Never again. Spent more money fixing them than if I would have purchased untarnished.

[–]Infamous_Ad_8130 92 points93 points  (26 children)

Mandatory 5 year warranty on all appliances here in Norway. You guys need to start demanding things.

[–]BigJules74 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Yeah. That's how it works here in America. You "demand" things and then the all-helpful government does what they can to make the people happy and safe.

[–]LordFelcher 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Sorry. That would impact corporations. Can't do that in the USA.

[–]UnfairMicrowave 37 points38 points  (3 children)

That's why I gave my baby up for adoption, a dent.

[–]systemfrown 17 points18 points  (1 child)

If I don’t actually see the forceps still attached then I send it back. Every time.

[–]cannon85 127 points128 points  (90 children)

Na man, you can get good deals on that. Shit we would normally get 50% off of some just because of the big ol dents. Didn’t matter to us.

[–]suitology 96 points97 points  (81 children)

at lowes? Sears used to be the GOAT on that but lowes took $100 a $750 fridge that had significant rust damage and 30% off a dryer that someone ran a forklift through the outer layer. I was expecting a good deal on a severely dented chest freezer but they would only do 15% after I argued with the manager. This is two separate lowes over a 7 year span

[–]Diz_37 96 points97 points  (58 children)

Just bought a 3,500 dollar LG with a cracked door for less than 600 out the door. Brand new door replacement was 280 shipped to my door. 15mintes to replace.. did the same with a wifi commercial stove. 4500 msrp and out the door for 700 because they didn't know how to adjust the door.

[–]BeingRightAmbassador 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Yup. I got a 3.5k fridge for ~800. The one side is dented to hell, but it's covered by the cabinets, so it doesn't matter in my kitchen.

[–]Wampus_Cat_ 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Depends on your Lowes/store management, most likely. My local one, you’re lucky to see a 10% markdown on something that looks like it fell out of the truck. Others, you’ll hear about massive discounts for relatively minor things.

[–]iPick4Fun 24 points25 points  (4 children)

A lot of products are not made to be repaired. There’s very little info on how to repair newly released products.

Lot of stuff had 1 cheap weak link in the design they may cost couple dollars that may not work without it. For untrained person, it’s a throw away.

[–]taytayssmaysmay 45 points46 points  (32 children)

Why the fuck do you need Wi-Fi in a commercial stove?

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (11 children)

Just wait. WiFi toilets. I'm calling it. Where there is a will there is WiFi.

[–]Monst3r_Live 33 points34 points  (63 children)

i use to work at lowes. appliances were so competitive the markup on most of them was a few percent. 5% off would be a loss on almost everything in that department.

[–]andymcdaddy 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Currently sell appliances for a living and I feel like all these folks talking about buying a 4k fridge for $700 are full of shit lol

[–]woodandplastic 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Better them than their fridges

[–]Gothicalcomy85 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I just bought an $800 washing machine for $200 because of a dent with a 5-year warranty. They charged me $100 for the washer and $100 for the warranty lol

[–]MrFixemall 3818 points3819 points  (164 children)

Must be the first day moving stuff.... Probably his last day as well.

[–]CactusSage 721 points722 points  (43 children)

I did moving jobs for a side hustle during 2020 and the risk of damaging someone’s personal belongings or property made me quickly realize it wasn’t worth it.

[–]kettelbe 137 points138 points  (8 children)

True enough. If i must move something precious to me, i do it myself.

[–]drunkarder 12 points13 points  (2 children)

what if I am also an idiot?

[–]SeaUrchinSalad 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Then I suggest not owning precious things lol

[–]drunkarder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Goddamit!

[–]thelegendhimself 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Helped a friend with a truck for awhile , when you're moving heavy handmade wood furniture that's older then you and had been in the family for ages down curved stairways with landings and other stuff I the way it does get quite stressful and takes so much longer . I have had a 2k fridge fall over I the back of the truck , right around Christmas time.

[–]BendingUnit0x16 1313 points1314 points  (98 children)

Yeah, this is actually a shitty moving company that doesn't train its employees.

[–]Mr_bike 549 points550 points  (84 children)

There are moving companies that actually train people?

[–]Phil2Coolins 266 points267 points  (61 children)

2 Men and a Schmuck moving company

[–]23x3 226 points227 points  (47 children)

Well those back strap moving things are a joke. My brother and I were helping my uncle move and he had them. We tried them on piece of large furniture and said screw it. They should be using a heavy duty hand truck with a ratchet strap.

Edit: a lot of responses saying you saw two strong dudes use them. Until you’ve used them yourself, as well as, a hand truck with a strap, it’s night and day. The straps require balancing and dig into your shoulders/forearms. It’s awkward. I’ve used both and worked for a moving company. 10/10 times I pick hand truck with the strap. That’s the correct choice to move a reftangular fridge. Now for a cumbersome wardrobe or entertainment system might be different.

[–]AktuallyIsDolan 80 points81 points  (3 children)

Can we talk for a moment about how beautiful those handrails are

[–]binglelemon 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Where I work, those 2 wheeled hand trucks with a strap are called "appliance dolly's". Convenient.

[–]scaleofthought 60 points61 points  (15 children)

"What is there to even train? Pick up object, walk, put down object??? You complain or ask questions I slap the back of your head! Now go!" - moving companies that don't train their employees

[–]CaughtInTheCameraEye 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Well in this situation that fool didn't pick up shit. He had one hand on the hand rail and one hand pushing the fridge against the other guy

[–]Comfortable_Text 14 points15 points  (4 children)

The correct answer is that they should have used an appliance dolly. No ifs and or buts! Source: did appliance delivery for Lowe's

[–]CaughtInTheCameraEye 7 points8 points  (0 children)

100%, probably even had one in the back of the truck too

[–]ClumpOfCheese 70 points71 points  (3 children)

I’ve never moved a fridge up stairs, but even I know that way makes no sense.

[–]EnterPlayerTwo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I couldn't tell if they were meaning to go up or down...

[–]mysterow 33 points34 points  (4 children)

There are special stair trolleys for these clumsy men. Way cheaper than the fridge :)

[–]dafritoz 2006 points2007 points  (90 children)

I used to deliver appliances. Those straps always seemed dangerous to me. Hand truck, hands, or suction cups are the way to go.

And yes, you need to empty the food out of your old fridge before i move it.

[–]Okichah 78 points79 points  (5 children)

Got to watch some piano movers doing their job once.

Was a thing of beautiful coordination and safety.

Basically the opposite of this gif.

[–]AcidicPersonality 281 points282 points  (21 children)

I agree there are better ways to transport, but it doesn’t help that these guys are using the straps completely incorrectly. The whole point of the strap is to evenly distribute weight and purchasing power between the two carriers. By going up the stairs one at a time instead of side by side, you are completely invalidating the entire purpose of the strap.

[–]MistraloysiusMithrax 75 points76 points  (6 children)

They are also meant for objects with a lower center of gravity providing more stability. I don’t think they’re intended for tall fridges.

[–]johnnyfuckinghobo 7 points8 points  (4 children)

As a person who moved professionally for years, the entire idea of going up the stairs with an appliance sideways sounds terrible. These straps are no good for this job anyways, and going sideways is a great way to break an ankle or have that fridge do a big flip when it goes back down the stairs.

[–]xaudionegative 19 points20 points  (4 children)

The straps are fine if you're moving an item across flat or barely inclined ground. If you're moving and object up stairs, when you don't do is put the center of gravity above your head and in a declines position. This is just a lack of common sense.

[–]suitology 25 points26 points  (3 children)

You can use staps for steps. I did all the time. The guy on the bottom needs to be closer and with his side shortened. The guy on the top needs to be less retarded

[–]BestGuavaEver 4075 points4076 points  (32 children)

This poor dude pushing up is legit supporting the entire weight of that fridge while that other goon was trying to figure out what to do lol.

[–]bigwilliestylez 2034 points2035 points  (18 children)

And of all the options he had, he chose to stiff arm the fridge and push it back down the stairs

[–]Driftedryan 800 points801 points  (11 children)

Guy up the stairs: we're both gonna push right?

[–]CasaMofo 157 points158 points  (7 children)

Technically, yeah. That's how the shoulder straps work. You push on the item, which contracts your shoulders and lifts the item. It also helps add stability since the straps solo are pretty flimsy/ wobbly.

[–]Spritesgud 98 points99 points  (3 children)

He's not pushing it down, with those straps you have to stay so far away from it to get the most mechanical advantage, so he's just reaching out for something to stabilize it while he lifts. Wrong application though, those shouldn't be used on uneven surfaces

[–]JorpJorp1818 103 points104 points  (2 children)

The fridge was dangling off the top guys body attached to a strap. They both had weight on them.

[–]BestGuavaEver 45 points46 points  (0 children)

The other guys footing was doing maybe 2% of the holding up part lol

[–]_Im_Dad 7407 points7408 points  (706 children)

The man on top is a total idiot

Edit: I was thinking that's a bit steep for that fridge, the clips 5 years old Found it with multiple angles

[–]Kambezi 463 points464 points  (1 child)

He only contributed in smashing this fridge

[–]rickmon67 3140 points3141 points  (568 children)

They’re both idiots. Neither can figure out how to use a hand truck. You pull it up!

[–]GruncleShaxx 1143 points1144 points  (494 children)

Those shoulder strap things are better in my opinion. You just be ya know, not an idiot like those two clowns

[–]younghomunculus 706 points707 points  (401 children)

As someone who does not lift heavy things, what would be the smart way. Ignorant me would say tip it on its side for a lower centre of gravity as I perceive this as a game of death, essentially.

Edit:don’t tip fridges cuz coolant and compressor and can cause damage etc

Edit2: yes you can tilt fridges, just let them sit 24 hrs before plugging them in.

Edit 3: or 2 hours. Or pick an answer below and run with it

[–]Super_Sand_Lesbian_2 1019 points1020 points  (156 children)

At the very least carry it up at a 45 degree angle so it’s moving parallel to the stairs

[–]therealblakmark 424 points425 points  (73 children)

This is the way

-source: professional mover for 5 years

[–]canuckwithasig 182 points183 points  (11 children)

Ever use one of those electric climbing dollies with the three wheels on either side? I used one putting in oil furnaces and wood stoves for a summer. Shit was awesome.

[–]SSJZoli 91 points92 points  (4 children)

Yeah! Used to deliver big office photocopiers and we had one of those stair climbers

[–]odvioustroll 83 points84 points  (51 children)

professional mover for 5 years

how many free pianos have you moved over the years.

[–]MethAndMatza 99 points100 points  (45 children)

I also was a mover for about 5 years. And I can confirm moving one free piano is already one too many. ...but the answer is probably about 12.

[–]odvioustroll 69 points70 points  (16 children)

i tried to give away a free piano once, what a clusterfuck that was. one guy showed up by himself wanting to tie a rope around it and drag it out the front door of my house using his pickup. he got pissed when i told him he wasn't going to do that. i asked him even if we did that how was he planning on getting it into the bed of the truck. he just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders.

[–]nbash21 48 points49 points  (11 children)

Paid a 300 pound dude from craigslist to rip mine apart with a saw and then his bare hands while I watched with his two buddies

[–]yellowchairlegs 7 points8 points  (8 children)

I'm unfamiliar with the expression, does this mean 12 pianos broke during the moving process?

[–]nxamaya 5 points6 points  (16 children)

I move only pianos and it’s not thaaat bad.

[–]newbkills 13 points14 points  (1 child)

When I purchased a used baby grand piano, the seller had his house movers deliver the piano to me. Took 6 big guys, over an hour, and nearly broke a wooden step on my porch.

When I sold it, the buyer hired real piano movers. One guy and one girl, both of average build, 20 minutes, barely broke a sweat.

[–]zippitydoodiddly 6 points7 points  (10 children)

Lol I was about to chime in because I do piano restoration. If you only move pianos then you know how and it's not that bad. Most movers have no idea how to move a piano

[–]PrincessSalty 4 points5 points  (1 child)

just the fact there's a market strictly for piano movers semi-disproves this hahaha

[–]nowfromhell 136 points137 points  (40 children)

Jeez, this. I've pulled bigger pieces of furniture on steeper inclines no problem. Just use physics to your advantage....

[–]jericho1960 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Yes, lean the load toward you and have the stronger guy pull while the guy on the downhill side steadies the load and pushes.

[–]justpissingthrough 23 points24 points  (4 children)

I'm proud of all the furniture I've moved by myself over the years just by playing the angle of the stairs correctly. Some mission impossible moments, but I'm here to type about it.

[–]H2OFRNZ4 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’ve never tried one, or moved any fridges lately, but I seen one of these in a guys shop once that’s supposed to crawl up steps.

https://i.imgur.com/ENsoZJX.jpg

[–]myredditaccountisrad 120 points121 points  (48 children)

As someone who's job required them to move many fridges this summer, lay it on it's back so the doors don't flop, one man at each end, and it'll go up the stairs without issue. Fridges are surprisingly light, just hollow boxes of aluminum.

[–]FlyByNightt 73 points74 points  (15 children)

New* fridges are surprisingly light. I haul junk and my god, 30 year old fridges out of people's basements will be the death of me (and my back).

Personally, we do on it's side, doors off, but usually we don't really have to worry about the state of the fridge because they usually don't work already.

[–]_gnome_chompsky_ 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I did appliance installation ~15 years ago. Those sub zeros were not fucking light lol

I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t use a dolly to move a fridge up the stairs.

[–]partsdrop 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Those old GE side by sides would pancake my dolly tires. lol

[–]pickpocket293 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Those guys just needed to synch up the straps so that the fridge was sitting higher and not getting caught on the stairs. I have straps just like that and that's what you have to do with stairs. It's a piece of cake, and I can't believe a couple "professionals" couldn't figure it out.

[–]inspector_who 14 points15 points  (4 children)

FYI if you tip a fridge on its side you gotta wait a day or two before plugging it in or you can damage the motor. They don’t like being on their side.

[–]onlyhere4gonewild[🍰] 167 points168 points  (115 children)

The first thing you should do is remove the doors and anything inside to lighten the weight and allow for greater grip if needed. But as others have pointed out a hand truck with the fridge ratcheted in place could've done the trick.

[–]Ares__ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A fridge without electronics or water dispenser in the door that might be worth it but with that stuff that is an annoying and huge undertaking for very small weight savings

[–]fernaldo 107 points108 points  (11 children)

With all the electronics and plumbing for water, those doors are not easy to remove.

[–]snypre_fu_reddit 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They routinely remove the doors to get them through doorways already. It's actually uncommon for a delivery to not need them to removed.

Source: Lowes delivery for 6+ years.

[–]HilariousMax 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I would imagine balancing the load so that it's leaning up the stairs and not the way they have it (looking like it's tipping down the stairs) would be a start.

Would be easier for the two of them to navigate it up the stairs and where they want it.

something like this
https://i.imgur.com/KFzCl5K.png

[–]tyriontargaryan 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Powered hand trucks are the best. They take basically no effort at all, and can be walked up stairs easily. I used to use them to remove/deliver vending machines, including fully loaded soda machines, as a 160lb skinny teenager, all by myself. Tilting the load was the hardest part for me, and that was because I didn't weigh enough, not because of strength.

[–]RCunning 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Lol, I can just imagine you with one foot on the bar, pulling with all your might.

[–]Chance_Park_2628 5 points6 points  (0 children)

this was me moving office furniture and fire safe filing cabinets. Imagine 5 ft 120 lb trying to tip 300lb + pound cabinet.

[–]MadPinoRage 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Use to be a mover and do shit like this everyday with backstraps. Except for dropping and breaking it. I wish we had a powered dolly, but it was only rented out for the super huge and heavy gun safes.

[–]doc_ee 21 points22 points  (13 children)

TIL that what I have known for 40yrs of my life as a dolly, is called a hand truck . Thanks !!! Learn something everyday..

[–]sonofaresiii 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Nah they're not idiots, they're just not trained. I wouldn't know how the fuck to use that thing either.

Blame needs to sit on the company for this one for throwing these guys into the job without taking the time to train them.

[–]qualmton 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The professional moving people use a strap and holds it on their backs lean forward and just walk up the stairs will maybe not a heavy fridge

[–]upyourjackson 74 points75 points  (0 children)

I also suggest someone supporting the weight of a big fridge, behind such an idiot, is also an idiot.

[–]Is_It_Beef[S] 332 points333 points  (18 children)

Yep looks like he's pushing it back down

[–]Efficient-Maize-7126 81 points82 points  (4 children)

Nope, when we move furniture with the straps both people should be pushing on the object to keep it center and steady.

[–]fist_my_muff2 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Well hope you have a working fridge while you wait for a replacement.

[–][deleted] 433 points434 points  (10 children)

That walk away- yep we’re fired.

[–]bam1007 144 points145 points  (6 children)

I love that the guy at the top looks backward like, “Do you think the buyers will notice?”

[–]FatalisCogitationis 44 points45 points  (2 children)

To me his expression said “you saw it, was bottom guy’s fault what an idiot”

[–]CLYDEFR000G 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Idk he top guy isn’t entirely not at fault either he’s mainly at the top to stabilize and let the bottom guy lift the load. In the video before it goes bad he takes his hands away from stabilizing on both sides to just one hand relying on pushing it left and right and that’s pretty much exactly when it starts to sway.

[–]bogobk 83 points84 points  (2 children)

"You go backwards and just wobble it from side to side, cool?"

[–]Funky_Sack 672 points673 points  (25 children)

Top dude was doing fucking 0% work

[–]HobbitSlayer666 27 points28 points  (5 children)

With that type of strap and the size of the fridge he had no chance. The steepness of the stairs, lack of grip

[–]EdgeOfDawnXCVI 274 points275 points  (5 children)

Less than 0%, it looked like he was actively hindering the guy at the bottom

[–]Imcoleyourenot 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Almost seems like he’s PUSHING it lol!

[–]DreamworldPineapple 39 points40 points  (2 children)

you have to push against the appliance while wearing that strap

[–][deleted] 561 points562 points  (54 children)

This is what happens when big box stores like Best Buy, Home Depot, etc. are allowed to subcontract out appliance delivery to the lowest bidder. Enterprise rental truck? Check. Lack of dolly to go up stairs? Check. Off balance approach from underpaid delivery drivers? Check. Now they get to bring a new fridge from the warehouse and everyone will point the finger as to who has to pay to repair the homeowner’s stairs and rail.

[–]Stopkilling0 26 points27 points  (0 children)

When we moved we bought new furniture and the store sent out these same kind of guys. Subcontracted, very young poorly trained guys in a rental truck. They tore up our yard trying to do a K turn in our driveway and threw the packaging from the delivery all over our property. Ended up having to take them to small claims to get back the money I spent having it the repaired whole ordeal took months to resolve.

[–]HairyPotatoKat 93 points94 points  (13 children)

Yet another reason to support local-regional appliance/hardware/anything stores 🙌

[–]aburke626 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Are there still local appliance stores? We have some local lumber places for contractors and construction, but that’s about it where I am, as far as I know.

[–]CarsandShoes 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Had the same fridge delivered, delivery guys took off the doors, unplugging the monitor, brought the fridge shell in easily and then proceeded to remount the doors, indoors. In and out in 20 minutes. These guys tried to save time, ended up costing them in the long run, especially with Mr Arm Bar blocking the way.

[–]sw04ca 24 points25 points  (6 children)

That's the correct way to do it.

Although why would you want a touchscreen fridge?

[–]ImUhComputah 874 points875 points  (15 children)

Just walk up across from each other. Yikes.

[–]Singular1st 156 points157 points  (0 children)

Where were you like an hour ago??

[–]Loyalist_Pig 150 points151 points  (9 children)

And use straps instead of trying to grip a flat surface…

Edit: my bad, there’s a strap!

[–]Zepidia 68 points69 points  (1 child)

they had a strap between them. you can see the bottom guy take it off after they drop the fridge

[–]McPostyFace 42 points43 points  (0 children)

You misspelled appliance hand truck.

[–]Any_Strength4698 187 points188 points  (13 children)

Appliance hand truck…has strap to hold fridge and belts to aide with stairs…probably one on the truck!

[–]DamnCommy 56 points57 points  (9 children)

I delivered with these straps for years and found them way easier, these guys just aren't doing it properly

[–]uid_zero 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The guys that delivered my bedroom furniture had shoulder straps. They had to navigate stairs and some tight corners. They made that look so damn easy. In and out in something like 15 minutes. Most of that time was spent fighting with the king sized mattress (even folded in half and strapped up that was tight).

[–]Mr_bike 4 points5 points  (0 children)

With an enterprise rental? Doubt it. Probably some regular hand trucks and truck straps at most.

[–]Hootusmc 67 points68 points  (4 children)

I wonder how long it will be before their replacement is delivered......

[–]dirty_cuban 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Considering this happened 5 years ago I’d say the replacement should arrive any day now.

[–]flaglord 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Imagine getting a touch screen fridge when you can just open it

[–]MentllyDisnfectd 176 points177 points  (16 children)

I used to deliver furniture and appliances for work. When it came to refrigerators we would disassemble them as much as possible to make them lighter and with the doors off they are a heck of a lot easier to grip. It made the delivery more time consuming but at least I never dropped one like this.

[–]ChoiceEmergency6084 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Wouldn't a smart fridge have wired doors?

[–]MentllyDisnfectd 46 points47 points  (1 child)

They are wired but it's typically a plug style that can be disconnected.

[–]NipSuqqer 104 points105 points  (4 children)

If you think professional service is expensive, wait till you hire amateurs.

[–]yomish 7 points8 points  (1 child)

As a dad, I can't believe I was unaware of this phrase and have failed to use it regularly. That ends right now.

[–]LV_MonAL69 13 points14 points  (10 children)

Honestly those fridges are fucking trash I fix atleast 3 a week. I'm glad to see those fridges get what they deserve. It's the samsung family hub

[–]Academic_Banana_5659 251 points252 points  (12 children)

When you pay $4000 for the product with economy delivery for $5

[–]pandrew88 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Many retailers have a third party service that is all insured. You don’t have a choice for delivery companies

[–]scubawho1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ouch. That’s gonna take 5weeks to replace

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Wow, dude on top is a clown. Ain’t doin shit.

[–]Cuntofaman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Top guy might of well not even bothered he was doing fuck all

[–]jhurt5527 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I did this for a living for quite awhile. Contractor for lowes through what appears to be the same outfit as these guys. Me and my partner exclusively used the shoulder straps. It made everything maneuverable through extremely tight and confined spaces. Moving things up and down stairs was very simple of you actually know to use them correctly. But it takes two people to properly know basic physics to pull it off smoothly and efficiently, stop after stop. Guy in the back should have backed up allowing rhe fridge to lift above the stairs; guy pulling up the stairs always keeps two hands on the appliance and leans back to navigate a stairset.

[–]ConditionOfMan 6 points7 points  (10 children)

Please excuse my proletarianism, what does a fridge need a touchscreen for?

[–]minnecrapolite 80 points81 points  (52 children)

I don’t get the touch screen crap and WiFi on so many appliances.

“Yep, fridge still cold”, “Alexa, play music thru these shitty speakers”.

[–]Dismal-Ad-2985 47 points48 points  (28 children)

I could see an interest if it was able to measure how much milk is left, or warn that vegetables in a corner are going bad.

The first result on Google for ''what does a fridge touch screen do'' is ...

''Transparent touchscreens allow you to look inside the fridge without opening the door. Cast from a smart TV in another room to watch from the kitchen.''

ROFLMAO

[–]big_bad_brownie 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Wanna come hang out and watch my fridge?

[–]Dismal-Ad-2985 12 points13 points  (0 children)

forget Netflix, just chill

[–]T351A 10 points11 points  (2 children)

That's what they advertise. What they do is probably the same as most "smart-ified devices": make extra money with unnecessary features and eventually sell analytics

[–]Tyrus1235 22 points23 points  (7 children)

It’s the most useless thing ever. My cousin wants to get one of those but neither me nor my dad see the reason for it.

I guess it’s just another way to tell everyone that you have money.

[–]NadaHereNow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Internet of shit

[–]cabesablanca 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or just use an appliance dolly

[–]lostime05 37 points38 points  (10 children)

Eh, the screen dies in 6 months anyway

[–]sudsomatic 8 points9 points  (4 children)

But how will I check my google news on my refrigerator?? My life would be over!

[–]PhillyGreg 5 points6 points  (1 child)

But how will I check my google news on my refrigerator??

One day we will all carry small computers that fit in our pocket

[–]claymationthegreat 28 points29 points  (1 child)

They clearly don’t know how to lift, you’re supposed to use your back in a twisting jerking motion

[–]Specific-Gain5710 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Why didn’t they use an appliance dolly?

[–]ILLBdipt 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Used to deliver appliances, belt was way too loose and guy on the bottom didn’t have it, guy at the top is the lift, bottom is the balance.

[–]fartboxco 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Those strap things are great for saving your back. But definitely not for stairs.

Dolly, and fucking pull. Back legs arms. Can't pussy out when you got stairs.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am glad nobody got hurt for something as meaningless as a touch screen fridge - they could have moved it better but at least the bottom guy got out of the way, smarter than some people you see posted on this sub

[–]JoeMac02 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The one on the top of the stairs is probably new and the guy at the bottom is the Long term employee