Beko washing machine £179 @ Very
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Beko washing machine £179 @ Very

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Found 28th Dec 2015
Beko WS832425W 8kg Load, 1300 Spin Washing Machine - White
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Amazing. they cost more than this in 1980.
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snapdragon

Amazing. they cost more than this in 1980.



​To be fair this hasn't evolved past 1980 tech.
I've always had Hoover or hotpoint until I bought beko about 3 years ago (coz I was skint) and it's fine. You may get offered 6 month interest free credit too when you go to checkout - I did recently when I spent £110
OrribleHarry

​To be fair this hasn't evolved past 1980 tech.


Either you weren't old enough to own a washing machine in 1980, or never went near it.
MINCER

Either you weren't old enough to own a washing machine in 1980, or never … Either you weren't old enough to own a washing machine in 1980, or never went near it.



If you are a 1st time customer with Very you get a further 10% cash back with quidco or topcashback. Which does mean the actual cost is £161.10 & you probably won't get your 10% cashback straight away. It could take several weeks, but it's worth it.
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h4hassan

If you are a 1st time customer with Very you get a further 10% cash back … If you are a 1st time customer with Very you get a further 10% cash back with quidco or topcashback. Which does mean the actual cost is £161.10 & you probably won't get your 10% cashback straight away. It could take several weeks, but it's worth it.



No

new customers get 20% off at checkout (create a new one, I did)
Plus quidco or tcb
But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last longer.
ScrewYou

But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last … But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last longer.



Generally Beko are very reliable for washing machines compared to their modern competitors

http://oi60.tinypic.com/118n4mo.jpg

However there is some truth to stating not as reliable as 1980's models. As when it comes to mechanical devices like washing machines some of the older models are much better but then allowing for inflation older models could have cost 3x as much. Prices are so competitive nowadays that even some top brands make compromises to remain at a more competitive price point.

Beko are also good for providing spares at a competitive prices and the availability to end users to fix washing machines themselves where as Miele for example restrict spares to their authorised repair network and labour costs and spare parts are excessive often making repair inpractical. Beko is a very good choice for reliability however as you can see from the image performance was not as good. Beko seems to be more about making a low cost reliable washing machine rather than one that performs at the top level.
Agreed Beko is surprisingly reliable. I bought my Beko washing machine over 4 years ago and despite using it at least 4 times a week, it so far has had no problems (touch wood).

Those spending extra on machines like a Bosch for reliability should save their money.
Edited by: "Mr_Mister" 29th Dec 2015
OrribleHarry

​To be fair this hasn't evolved past 1980 tech.


Quite a snobbish comment. In the 80s domestic washing machines typically had a much smaller drum (so a smaller wash load) and used a lot more water and electricity compared to a modern washing machine regardless of the brand.
Edited by: "reakt" 29th Dec 2015
OrribleHarry

​To be fair this hasn't evolved past 1980 tech.


That is complete rubbish! washing machines were nothing like as advanced as this this is 1980, but it is true that they cost £200 in those days (and very poor (by today's standards) TVs cost £400, I remember my parents buying both). The real point is that £180 in 1980 is worth £614.42 (2014 RPI), so the real price for a similar capability is 29% as much.
Heat added, this is a good machine at a good price, it would be misleading to say otherwise.


Edited by: "othen" 29th Dec 2015
ScrewYou

But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last … But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last longer.


This is a very misleading comment. In the 1980s domestic appliances had lots of electro-mechanical parts that were far from reliable, these have been replaced by solid state electronics in modern machines, which are far better.
There is nothing much wrong with a Beko machine, it will use far less water and power than its 1980s counterpart, and indeed many of its modern competitors. The only thing it doesn't have is a sexy badge costing £300 extra.
Alan
In Beko we trust. Good brand so much better than hotpoint. Made in Turkey just like all the rebadged vestel tv sets but its not let me down. I've had my beko washing machine for 2 years.
othen

This is a very misleading comment. In the 1980s domestic appliances had … This is a very misleading comment. In the 1980s domestic appliances had lots of electro-mechanical parts that were far from reliable, these have been replaced by solid state electronics in modern machines, which are far better.There is nothing much wrong with a Beko machine, it will use far less water and power than its 1980s counterpart, and indeed many of its modern competitors. The only thing it doesn't have is a sexy badge costing £300 extra.Alan



Maybe that is true but when I bought my house I inherited a Candy 5kg washing machine that had been left behind. It was crude, 800rpm max, mechanical timer and not many options. It had 3 large mechanical buttons that needed some effort to push and made a solid click when you did so. I used that washing machine that looked already 15 years old for a further 8-9 years without a single issue and sold it on ebay for £25 as fully working. It was hideous and a fair bit of rush here and there. Nowadays Candy washing machines are rated poor for reliability and look physically weak with thin door seals, light hinges and and weak buttons. Not forgetting replacing circuit boards seems to be a common issue with modern washing machines even Miele. I think that it has even been reported that modern washing machines average reliability has deteriorated. I'm sure I read it somewhere. It was one of the few areas where reliability had got worse.
ScrewYou

But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last … But given beko's brand reputation a 1980's washer would probably last longer.


You speak through your rear end, sir!
haiderinho

In Beko we trust. Good brand so much better than hotpoint. Made in … In Beko we trust. Good brand so much better than hotpoint. Made in Turkey just like all the rebadged vestel tv sets but its not let me down. I've had my beko washing machine for 2 years.



I have just checked and found that we have a Beko (not that I had ever noticed previously - it just does the washing and doesn't go wrong). We must have bought it when we moved back from the USA 8 years ago and have not had any problems.
I think Bonzobanana must have been very lucky with his ancient Candy machine, I can remember my parents having to get their washing machines (and TVs) fixed frequently whilst I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. In those days domestic machinery was expensive compared to labour, so it was still worth getting things fixed. If I remember correctly it was mostly the programme selection dial (an electro-mechanical part in those days) that failed most frequently (I can't remember which brands of machine). I suspect the mechanical parts are less chunky on modern machines, but that will be a manifestation of our desire to make machines more efficient, but consequently lighter and more complex.
Alan

Edited by: "othen" 29th Dec 2015
haiderinho

In Beko we trust. Good brand so much better than hotpoint. Made in … In Beko we trust. Good brand so much better than hotpoint. Made in Turkey just like all the rebadged vestel tv sets but its not let me down. I've had my beko washing machine for 2 years.



I'm not sure there is much wrong with Hotpoint (made down the road in Peterborough I think) either. I inherited a Hotpoint washing-up machine with this house, so it must be 10 years old now. It worked perfectly until a few weeks ago, when the water stop solenoid started to fail. The good news was that I was able to buy the right spare part online and it was delivered to my house within a few days for £12. I fitted it myself (with the help of a YouTube video of course) and now it is probably good for another decade. I suspect that if the machine had a trendy (German) manufacturers badge the part would have cost £50 and could only be fitted by an authorised dealer (for another £70).

It never ceases to amaze me how much people will pay for a sexy badge... so I'll happily stick to brands like Beko and Hotpoint.

Alan

Edited by: "othen" 29th Dec 2015
Have had two washing machines go belly up on me ... a Bosch, the bearings went after about 12 years (uneconomic to repair) and it's replacement, a Hoover, the electronics packed in after 2 years. Am currently investigating a twin tub (yes, you can still get them, they use less water, less electricity, better wash, bigger loads but a whole lot of effort).

Beko ? Pretty good, my mate has one and he's very heavy handed (overloading it, leaving stuff in his pockets etc), it's taken a lot of punishment but still going strong. And Very is a good company to deal with, never once let me down. Good deal.
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We had a BEKO from Very which lasted 6 years and was probably used every day (big household)
Just bought another one from Currys for £149, seems absolutely fine.
Badge snobbery is a little bit embarrassing these days.
Beko are a budget appliance maker. Its the reason they are cheap at normal price! Reliability is not there strong point.
Romulinx2

Beko are a budget appliance maker. Its the reason they are cheap at … Beko are a budget appliance maker. Its the reason they are cheap at normal price! Reliability is not there strong point.



That view would seem to contradict Bonzobanana's graphic above (I don't know the source), reliability seems to be the same as Bosch and Miele, better than Hotpoint, AEG, Whirlpool, Indesit, Zanussi, Samsung, Hoover and Siemens...
I suspect the reason they are cheap is that they don't have a trendy German badge in order to pander to British snobbery (just an opinion, not substantiated).
Alan
othen

That view would seem to contradict Bonzobanana's graphic above (I don't … That view would seem to contradict Bonzobanana's graphic above (I don't know the source), reliability seems to be the same as Bosch and Miele, better than Hotpoint, AEG, Whirlpool, Indesit, Zanussi, Samsung, Hoover and Siemens...I suspect the reason they are cheap is that they don't have a trendy German badge in order to pander to British snobbery (just an opinion, not substantiated).Alan



The image is from a Which reliability report I didn't want to give too many details as you are only meant to have access to the information if you are a subscriber. I don't have a Beko washing machine myself but if I was looking for a washing machine today they would definitely be near the top of my list for their great reliability yet low pricing.
BEKO are to white goods rather as Skoda are to cars: decent products at really good value prices for those who have enough self confidence to reject brand snobbery. Probably not for the under 30s then!

Product reliability and satisfaction in both cases is supported by respected customer data; one off and biased personal opinions are irrelevant.
Besford

BEKO are to white goods rather as Skoda are to cars: decent products at … BEKO are to white goods rather as Skoda are to cars: decent products at really good value prices for those who have enough self confidence to reject brand snobbery. Probably not for the under 30s then!Product reliability and satisfaction in both cases is supported by respected customer data; one off and biased personal opinions are irrelevant.



... that makes me feel very comfortable, I drive a Skoda Superb Elegance TDi Estate; I quite like the idea that it cost 10,000 Euros less than the similar model Audi :-)
Don't want to hijack the thread, although I don't think I need worry....lol....if I sign up with very ( new a/c) and get the 20% off for a new credit account opened, can I pay it off straight away to avoid any interest, yet still enjoy the discounts?
torby

Don't want to hijack the thread, although I don't think I need … Don't want to hijack the thread, although I don't think I need worry....lol....if I sign up with very ( new a/c) and get the 20% off for a new credit account opened, can I pay it off straight away to avoid any interest, yet still enjoy the discounts?



Perhaps I should have addressed this @sofiasar
sofiasar

Nonew customers get 20% off at checkout (create a new one, I did)Plus … Nonew customers get 20% off at checkout (create a new one, I did)Plus quidco or tcb


Creating new accounts with very does a credit check so be careful doing that too often.
Beko = stay away!!!
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but isn't the point we are not in the olden days ? it's 2015 not 1980's. it's a washing machine the same as any others out there theys days , you pay more for the look of it in my eyes , each to there own in what they like. I find this a good price long as washes that's the main thing:) lol
mustangt

Beko = stay away!!!


Fantastically well reasoned argument there mustangt - the kind of advice that can really swing an audience and counteract all the objective evidence out there - troll!

"One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others." - your words, not mine.
Edited by: "Besford" 30th Dec 2015
othen

... that makes me feel very comfortable, I drive a Skoda Superb Elegance … ... that makes me feel very comfortable, I drive a Skoda Superb Elegance TDi Estate; I quite like the idea that it cost 10,000 Euros less than the similar model Audi :-)



10,000 euros is at least a couple of great holidays or could be a major home improvement. Also I think Skoda dealerships are a lot better than audi so a lot of stress may have been avoided there too. Then there is the reliability difference and cost of parts and maintenance. Absolute no brainer to choose Skoda over Audi.

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Also, it's HUGE, so your middle-class friends won't miss it at your next dinner-party. Show them how you've moved up in the world.

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Edited by: "reakt" 30th Dec 2015
reakt

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Excellent!
Just ordered for one and got it for £150.19 inclusive of delivery after the 20% new customer promo code.

Thanks OP!
I just paid £249 for the 8kg A+++ version of this washing machine. Had it 1 month and it's great. if this is the same model it's a steel at that price.
did a bit of digging. I bought the DXC48W3 which seems ever so slightly better so now I am going to look for a hot deal on some soothing cream for my bottom as I have clearly been r.
Looks like a very good deal, however price has gone up to £199 now.
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