Go easy as this is a first post. HO HO HO, okay not the most christmassy of products but this Whirlpool washing machine seems very cheap for an 8kg drum, 1200 spin, A+ energy rating spec. Nearest price anywhere is £354 (Argos) on the compare sites. I have just bought one, with VAT cashback, this seems like a cracking deal. There are also lower spec Whirlpool models for £219, so might be worth a look if 8kg is to big.