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Designer Smeg Fridge for sale 250 OBO
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zoewhit


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23-04-2012 01:17 PM

Turquoise Smeg refrigerator/ freezer designed by architect Renzo Piano ready for collection in Honor Oak 250 or best offer. Model FPD34AD

Full disclosure: Retails for 2,000+; stainless steel interior; warrantee expired; freezer is huge and works brilliantly; A+ energy rating but fridge compartment running at 7-8C, no lower. Still, a stylish deal if you are handy with appliances or willing to spend addt'l 150 on repair (price quoted by Smeg Service UK, where fridge is registered).

Buyer must collect. Happy to answer any questions.

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hoona


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23-04-2012 01:37 PM

Hi there,
How old is the fridge and is it right-hand hinge or left-hand?
Thanks

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zoewhit


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23-04-2012 02:05 PM

Hello
We purchased it in 2005 from PowerPoint, the appliance store in Greenwich on Trafalgar Road. The handle is on the left, so the door swings open toward the right.

thanks for your interest
Zoe

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 01:47 PM

Is the Renzo fridge still available?

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zoewhit


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14-05-2012 02:40 PM

Dear Edie Wakefield

Unfortunately yours is the first real show of interest since I posted. I sold it Tuesday it to D&N Appliances on Brockley Road for 80 cash. They made a meal of its unusual design/ colour. If you are interested, you could make them an offer knowing what price they paid?

Actually, I passed it on the bus today. You can't miss it. It's the only turquoise one on the pavement!

Hope this helps. In all honesty, style-wise: best fridge ever (in my "unusual" opinion). We got fed up with the fridge compartment overheating and the Smeg repairmen being unfamiliar with the model.

Best, Zoe

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 02:49 PM

Thanks so much for your help.
I will try and find their details online Smile

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 03:00 PM

D&A Domestic Appliances on Brockley road
020 8692 8220
...are selling your Renzo for 800!

They say that they have fixed it themselves (not through Smeg) and now offer their own D&A 6 month guarantee.

I feel that they really did you over with 80.00 cash!

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 03:03 PM

I think that design wise it is the best fridge ever aswell.

I really fell in love with it and wanted to buy it some time ago but could not afford to.

I was really excited this week when I saw your ad and hoped that I could buy it second-hand and later on, when I have the cash, to fix it through Smeg.

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zoewhit


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14-05-2012 03:24 PM

800, huh? Well, it figures! Still, all the Smeg re-sellers I called wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. We were beginning to think we'd have to pay someone to remove it from our flat.

Again, my insider knowledge: we bought it in 2005 wholesale from PowerPoint in Greenwich (not sure they are still trading?) for 650. We never could have afforded the retail price. Smeg's current Renzo line no longer includes fridges if you check their site. I think there may have been a serious flaw in the functionality of that design. Style (in spades!) over substance: our milk was constantly turning into yoghurt.

Also, while our fridge was under the extended Smeg warrantee, it was regularly being "repaired". Maybe these guys did actually repair it, but that would mean they've figured out something even Smeg couldn't.

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 03:33 PM

Interesting...I was told by someone working for Smeg at the Grand Designs fair yesterday that the Renzo was not being sold in the UK anymore but that Italy were still stocking it.

I will try Greenwich.

I am sorry that you had so many problems with your product.

Smeg should have given you a full re-fund! They would have done if they were a good company. I just had a full refund by John Lewis for an aerobed that I had, had for two years because of a fault with the manufacturing.

Perhaps you could contact Smeg with a list of all the dates/times you had it fixed over the years - perhaps even without the product, you can still appeal?

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zoewhit


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14-05-2012 03:45 PM

Oh, we certainly tried. It was a comedy of errors for a while between the appliance insurers and the manufacturers each skirting responsibility.

Our new fridge is from John Lewis. What it lacks in style, it makes up for in coolant. Thumbsup

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 03:50 PM

That sounds like a job for the citizens advice bureau/legal advice.

You will be very safe with John Lewis. I was amazed by them.

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ediewakefield


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14-05-2012 03:56 PM

You could try Robert Booth for the Guardian...
http://www.archdaily.com/198118/update-t...o-piano-2/

The Renzo Piano fridge, according to the guy at Grand Designs was designed by Renzo Piano - the architect for the Shard.

I am sure that the architect would be very unhappy to find that his name and design has led to purchasers of the Smeg Piano fridge, being unfairly treated!

It is a story that needs to be told, sadly.

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