Ladies and gentlemen, where would you go to buy a proper quality washingmachine? I bought my last one in Caring in Vincom, but people tell me it's quite a bit more expensive, so looking for alternatives.
From Ba Trieu, just after vincom, go left into the diagnol street. Just before you reach Dai Co Viet, on your left, there is a shop (forgot the exact name/address).
I bought my LG 8Kg warm water washing machine for 8,5mil VND and my LG 200 Liter fridge for 6mil VND last month, they brought it up and installed at the 5th floor (fridge 3rd floor) for me without extra charge.
LG comes with 10year guarantee on mail components such as compressor and E-motor.
Can find cheaper brands and cold water washing machines below 4mil VND aswell there.
Elektrolux seems to be the one that stands out a bit, as a dedicated company, but it's probably all just branding. Although I serious don't think a company called Candy can make a good washing machine.
Not sure about LG either, but 10year warranty sounds great, MarkHanoi83! I'll look into that!
Anyone have experience with http://topcare.vn?
I haven't found LG appliances to be terribly reliable. We had a rather expensive LG Tromm washer/dryer, and after a couple of years (just after the warranty expired, of course) the dryer option stopped working. We got a guy out to have a look at it and he basically said fixing the thing would require major surgery and it wasn't worth it. Also, LG has the worst (or one of the worst) reliability record of all the big electronic appliance manufacturers in Oz at present.
Upshot - I wouldn't buy LG again. Nguyen Kim's a good option, although I found it slightly more expensive than Pico Plaza, Best Carings and that place across from the National Cinema on Lang Ha. The scope for bargaining can be limited, however, so bear that in mind. A few years ago we had a 100 million purchase on several items and asked the Lang Ha place to give us a discount. Flat out no. People regularly spend that on a TV, we were told. We walked out, and they let us. We came back the next day and bought because they had the best price.
Don't go to one of the small outlets on washing machine street. They aren't cheaper, and what you buy is usually their demo model subsequently wrapped in copious amounts of clingfilm so that you'll think it's new
I never buy anything at Topcare yet. However, if you google "co nen mua hang o Topcare", many negative comments.
After Caring in Vincom, now I buy my electronic appliances at a store named Son Hung, 120 Pho Hue.
Well, we had bought two Electrolux washing machines at the showroom of Electrolux in Hanoi, one manual and one electronic, both are working well all the time, just a one time replacement in some spare parts for each. What I like about, is the Electrolux washing machine does not make your dresses get old quickly.
Will buy the third one, if needed, Electrolux of course:)