Okay, "death of a salesman" is a bit of an exaggeration. But "death of a sale" is dead on.
Our dishwasher is in the advanced stages of dishwalla lymphoma, with demise imminent. Given that the dishwasher is the only thing that has kept us from murdering each other over the past 20 years, we went shopping this morning for a new one.
A friend recommends Pacific Sales in San Dimas, so we headed on down there, with the intention of making a decision. And we did make a decision -- but not about a dishwasher. The fellow who helped us really put the screws to us, and when we mentioned that we intended to do research on whatever model we decided upon, he launched into a 15-minute tirade against Consumer Reports that a detonating grenade couldn't have interrupted.
Thus it was that we left Pacific Sales with the intention of buying a dishwasher somewhere else. All the advice I've gotten suggests that Lowe's and Home Despot have special sub-par models manufactured for them, plus I'd rather purchase locally in any case.
We'll probably check out Cagle's, over in Ontario, but does anyone have suggestions for other local appliance retailers? Experiences to share? Recommendations, warnings, or dire predictions?