Yeah, everything worked out and, as I said, I don't mind waiting for the price I got it at. No, I did not see that thread, and yes we went and looked at them in person. I'm glad we did because, while many of them are a lot alike, some of them are a little different. The wife and I must have looked at 2 dozen fridges, before we got it narrowed down to 2-3 models. We like this particular model, because it had the taller water/ice area (you can set a pitcher in there and fill it up), I liked the ice maker in the door (that frees up shelf space), and few of the other options were nice.Glad everything worked out for you in the end. Hopefully you will be getting your new LG for the New Year. I believe LG is the company making the Kenmore Elites-but of course all models differ to some degree.
Good shopping and persistence.
Did you happen to see this thread about the LG refrigerator?
Did you actually get to see one in person?
One of the sales guys I talked to was selling the virtues of LG's "linear compressor". He said they are proported to be much more reliable, quieter, and more energy efficient. I had never heard of the LC before and I did a little digging on the internet and what I found out about the LG linear compressor is this...
"LG Electronics' linear compressor is designed to be more efficient than traditional cooling technologies. Instead of the typical reciprocating compressor found in most refrigerators, the linear compressor does not require a crank mechanism to change the rotary motion into a reciprocating motion. This reduces the compressor's energy loss and improves the motor efficiency."
I am not an appliance expert, so I really don't know what this is gonna mean to me, but if our new fridge is quieter, more energy efficient, and more realiable than my current fridge...it's a win-win-win in my opinion.