Freezer news-Already posted this on SS

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ducks4you, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    I went freezer shopping last night from a local retailer, and was told that ONLY Frigidaire is making chest and upright freezers. Everyone else will be putting their label on them, but buying from Frigidaire. They told me that the last OTHER manufacturer went into bancruptcy 1 1/2 weeks ago. NOT trying to start any rumors but, if you're in the market for one, you might want to buy it soon.
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    Okay--Bought my new freezer to be delivered on Monday. The salesman confirmed that Frigidaire is now the ONLY manufacturer of freezers, the upright and chest models. He said that the only other manufacturer went bankrupt and liquidated merchandise 2 weeks ago. ALL of the other brands of freezers can only buy from Frigidaire, now, but that's because they stopped manufacturing their own years ago. He suspects that the other will probably start producing again BUT, freezers sell fast and there's gonna be maybe 6 months of shortage. That translates to this: you may have to order and wait about a month to get one until the middle-end of 2010.
    (I'm copying and pasting this to SS and TEG, too.)
  3. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Good tip. [​IMG]
  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I found this list that shows who manufactures for other brands. It's not freezers only, but some of the brands do list which types of appliances. I know that Haier makes/made freezers and I haven't heard of them going out of business, but they aren't on the list. [​IMG]

    Edit: Helps if I actually put the link. [​IMG] Sorry! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  5. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    I figured freezers were just like washig machines, dryers, fridges, microwaves and ovens. Virtually none made in USA any more. And all made by 17 ( or whatever) chinaman companies.

    can't believe that frigidaire is the only company
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    We have our Frigidaire upright freezer since 1999 and it's still going strong. Those things last forever.
  7. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kenmore at sears, they say its not made by frigidaire. I find it hard to believe all the freezer companies are going out of business as well.
  8. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    What company was this that is/has filed for bankruptcy? I can't seem to find anything online....
  9. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmm, I bought two chest freezers in the past week and no one at any of the stores I shopped at heard anything at all about a "freezer shortage". They had several options to choose from and they all had them in stock.
    I walked in, paid cash and walked out with my freezers.
  10. petrelline

    petrelline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    Los Gatos, CA
    I've been after a mini kenmore chest freezer and they just went utterly out of stock in the last week. Completely and totally, none to be found in the entire state. I figured that it was Xmas. eek.

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