GRUNDIG GTN38250HGCW Heat Pump Tumble Dryer with 5 Year Warranty £429.99 @ Currys
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GRUNDIG GTN38250HGCW Heat Pump Tumble Dryer with 5 Year Warranty £429.99 @ Currys

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Found 26th Dec 2017
In the market for a condenser dryer with the efficient heat pump system and I came across this. I thought it was pretty good value for the 8kg capacity and 5 year warranty. Don't forget TCB 2%.
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In past my three Currys cashbacks rejected so I don't even bother with them.
Rebadged Beko. If you want something like this buy a beko and save a few quid
checkley733 m ago

Rebadged Beko. If you want something like this buy a beko and save a few …Rebadged Beko. If you want something like this buy a beko and save a few quid


I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty vs. only 1 year on a Beko?
Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular dryer ?
mahmouddiaa2 m ago

Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular …Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular dryer ?


I have one, they're great!
mahmouddiaa3 m ago

Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular …Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular dryer ?


I think so. Quoted to be 50-70% more efficient than a typical condenser dryer. That surely pays for itself after a while? Plus does wonders for your green credentials!
mailmikey1 h, 2 m ago

I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty …I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty vs. only 1 year on a Beko?


Do they ? How do you know , more likely the extra cost covers the warranty they provide only , does not mean better parts.

It’s also only available in currys I doubt they machine different parts for a few machines that currys sell
Edited by: "deanos" 26th Dec 2017
deanos24 m ago

Do they ? How do you know , more likely the extra cost covers the warranty …Do they ? How do you know , more likely the extra cost covers the warranty they provide only , does not mean better parts.It’s also only available in currys I doubt they machine different parts for a few machines that currys sell


Sure but doesn't make sense to warrant something for 5 years when you know you're using budget components that aren't designed to last that long? Do you think a Toyota would have ALL the exact same components as a Lexus just because they are one company? Unless you think all Bekos are designed to last more than 5 years but they just give you 1 year for a laugh?
mailmikey16 m ago

Sure but doesn't make sense to warrant something for 5 years when you know …Sure but doesn't make sense to warrant something for 5 years when you know you're using budget components that aren't designed to last that long? Do you think a Toyota would have ALL the exact same components as a Lexus just because they are one company? Unless you think all Bekos are designed to last more than 5 years but they just give you 1 year for a laugh?




Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine they change the components every time the promotion is on ?

The Grundig costs more, the extra cost will go towards the warranty not better parts, Grundig is exclusive to Currys, i cant think they would spend millions on R+D and develop new parts for a run of a few thousand machines
They could might make a limited production run for a specific model using specific parts but it's very unlikely and the likelihood is that Beko make a model and badge it for whatever market, in this case labelled Grundig. It's far more cost effective to make as few variations as possible to keep production costs down.

There might be some tiny difference (could be a software difference rather than hardware) to enable Currys to have a unique model, thus Currys can guarantee it's the cheapest price (because no one else can sell that exact model)

It's often the case they'd use one motor in a variety of models and simply wire it (or via software) enable a higher spin on higher priced models and restrict the lower priced models. Often the innards might be the same across a range.

In the past, Currys would do a deal to buy a batch of these and would get it cheaper by taking on the warranty costs themselves, rather than the manufacturers, so in this case Beko offload a load of stock without any warranty costs and give Currys a good price. Currys offset the lower price by factoring in the service costs. The maker shifts a load of stock in one hit, Currys get a unique lower priced item that's hard for others to compete against. The service centre ends up with the hassle.

Sometimes Currys (or whoever the buyer is) might specify parts they wish to have fitted, that certainly was the case with brown goods (TV, videos etc)
Edited by: "spannerzone" 26th Dec 2017
I torn between this one ( the black version) or this AO deal. The only advantage really for the AO deal is the door water collection making easier to empty in a compact area (it is also 9kg). However I’m going to plumb it in to the washing machine waste (long term) but I’m really not sure which one to get. As for the get a cheaper Beko heat pump tumble dryer I have been looking and yes I can find some makes a little cheaper (I think £350 is the cheapest) but a 5 year warranty is probably worth it as my last one has broken in three years and that was a vented one (which most people say are more reliable).
Edited by: "ace_rees" 26th Dec 2017
deanos1 h, 44 m ago

Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine …Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine they change the components every time the promotion is on ?The Grundig costs more, the extra cost will go towards the warranty not better parts, Grundig is exclusive to Currys, i cant think they would spend millions on R+D and develop new parts for a run of a few thousand machines


Do you know what the price difference is between this and the equivalent Beko?

Cheers
mailmikey3 h, 30 m ago

I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty …I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty vs. only 1 year on a Beko?


Naive!
I got a Grundig heat pump dryer nearly three years ago now, still going strong. Is used at least once a day, sometimes up to three times a day

Maybe one load in 10 comes out a bit damp but usually only needs another 20-30mins to sort out...and the failure is probably down to me not cleaning the secondary filter enough.

As a condenser model it obviously retains the water in a small pull-out container, super ideal for placement your home without the need for an extraction pipe/vent

Would thoroughly recommend.
kekomemo27 m ago

I got a Grundig heat pump dryer nearly three years ago now, still going …I got a Grundig heat pump dryer nearly three years ago now, still going strong. Is used at least once a day, sometimes up to three times a dayMaybe one load in 10 comes out a bit damp but usually only needs another 20-30mins to sort out...and the failure is probably down to me not cleaning the secondary filter enough.As a condenser model it obviously retains the water in a small pull-out container, super ideal for placement your home without the need for an extraction pipe/ventWould thoroughly recommend.


Spot on. Ive had one for a similar amount of time with the same results. Can't fault this machine. Highly recommend.

Although I think I paid £369
mailmikey12 h, 57 m ago

I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty …I know but these have higher quality components hence the 5 year warranty vs. only 1 year on a Beko?


No not at all. They just package it up with an insurance policy for 5 years.
mahmouddiaa14 h, 2 m ago

Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular …Is the energy saving worth getting one of these compared to the regular dryer ?



That's a good question.
The more efficient tech driers have a poor rep for lasting 2-3 years, Hence the big deal over 5 year warranty on here.
Personally I doubt any condenser drier doesn't push damp air into the house.
I also think you should repeat the spin cycle before drying.
How can anyone give cost for drying when the input water is unknown ?
Oh , yes . . . Marketing.
We bought heat pump tumble dryer but got it for the same price as a condenser one , hence it being a bargain as it uses a bit less power. You'd never get the extra cost back in electricity saving if you shell out more money in the first place . I know I sat and worked it out based on the figures at hand
Well I just ordered this one only because of the 5 year warranty- impressed that it’s being delivered tomorrow!
deanos13 h, 42 m ago

Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine …Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine they change the components every time the promotion is on ?The Grundig costs more, the extra cost will go towards the warranty not better parts, Grundig is exclusive to Currys, i cant think they would spend millions on R+D and develop new parts for a run of a few thousand machines


Beg to differ. 1st all LGs tend to come with at least 5 years warranty now anyway. 2nd LGs have a good reputation and always priced much higher than the Bekos so I'd like to think the parts being used is of a higher standard, thus a 5 year warranty is realistic.

There's a lot of cynical people here. If you run a business and make a product, would you really risk guaranteeing it for 5 years knowing full well the parts you're using may not last that long? Ok you can rebrand it and charge more so you can have an insurance pot but it's pointless cos the product is just going to have a bad reputation for reliability? Grundig according to reviews have no such reputation so I do not believe they share all the exact same parts with a "cheap and cheerful" Beko. It's not hard to fit different higher quality components in the production line even if they are made alongside each other.
mailmikey6 h, 41 m ago

Beg to differ. 1st all LGs tend to come with at least 5 years warranty now …Beg to differ. 1st all LGs tend to come with at least 5 years warranty now anyway. 2nd LGs have a good reputation and always priced much higher than the Bekos so I'd like to think the parts being used is of a higher standard, thus a 5 year warranty is realistic.There's a lot of cynical people here. If you run a business and make a product, would you really risk guaranteeing it for 5 years knowing full well the parts you're using may not last that long? Ok you can rebrand it and charge more so you can have an insurance pot but it's pointless cos the product is just going to have a bad reputation for reliability? Grundig according to reviews have no such reputation so I do not believe they share all the exact same parts with a "cheap and cheerful" Beko. It's not hard to fit different higher quality components in the production line even if they are made alongside each other.


1. they are rebadged beko
2. beko really isnt all that bad and their products though cheap have a decent overall rate of reliability
3. they usually do share the exact same parts
4. grundig used to have the worst rep ever
billysablo55 m ago

1. they are rebadged beko2. beko really isnt all that bad and their …1. they are rebadged beko2. beko really isnt all that bad and their products though cheap have a decent overall rate of reliability3. they usually do share the exact same parts 4. grundig used to have the worst rep ever


Hmm, if you actually work in a Beko production line then fine fair enough... but do you? Can you actually testtify that all Beko parts go to a Grundig? You don't need to spend loads on R&D to obtain better quality parts, nowadays third party usually do that and supply the manufacturers. I work in the car industry, Bosch for example can supply spark plugs, Pirelli supply tyres, Samsung supply electronics, etc. And as for Grundig used to have crap realibility... but that was in the past. I can say Ford always used to rust and breakdown but nowadays their one of the best manufacturer out there!
deanos21 h, 32 m ago

Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine …Do you think when LG run a 5 year warranty promotion on a washing machine they change the components every time the promotion is on ?The Grundig costs more, the extra cost will go towards the warranty not better parts, Grundig is exclusive to Currys, i cant think they would spend millions on R+D and develop new parts for a run of a few thousand machines


In case you didn't realise most manufacturers don't make all their own parts. Nowadays to save on R&D they normally buy the parts from 3rd parties - eg. car manufacturers may buy spark plugs from Bosch, tyres from Michelin, brakes from Brembo, electronics from AMD, etc.
mailmikey20 m ago

Hmm, if you actually work in a Beko production line then fine fair …Hmm, if you actually work in a Beko production line then fine fair enough... but do you? Can you actually testtify that all Beko parts go to a Grundig? You don't need to spend loads on R&D to obtain better quality parts, nowadays third party usually do that and supply the manufacturers. I work in the car industry, Bosch for example can supply spark plugs, Pirelli supply tyres, Samsung supply electronics, etc. And as for Grundig used to have crap realibility... but that was in the past. I can say Ford always used to rust and breakdown but nowadays their one of the best manufacturer out there!


i dont work in the industry at all now. i was manager level in currys and dealt a lot with returns and repair issues. because of this i had quite a lot of contact with engineers. they regularly took a part out of an indesit to put into a hotpoint and vice versa. same with other machines that used the same factory/production line. same now with beko and grundig (for white goods)
billysablo25 m ago

i dont work in the industry at all now. i was manager level in currys and …i dont work in the industry at all now. i was manager level in currys and dealt a lot with returns and repair issues. because of this i had quite a lot of contact with engineers. they regularly took a part out of an indesit to put into a hotpoint and vice versa. same with other machines that used the same factory/production line. same now with beko and grundig (for white goods)


I used to work at Currys and believe me you don't know as much as you think you know!! Only kidding mate, all the very best and well done for leaving Currys!! What a s**thole!
For anyone who hasn’t bought this yet: buy it through eBay and use code PNY2018 until 6pm tonight and you save £75 total cost £355
Update:
you also get another £30 off bringing the price down to £325
Edited by: "ace_rees" 28th Dec 2017
So is the 5 year warranty parts & labour?
Ordered through ebay for £324.99
Degeneratemoo2 h, 54 m ago

Ordered through ebay for £324.99


Glad I could help someone - I ordered it at the £430 and Currys said the eBay dept is a different company so wouldn’t do anything about a refund. I offered to put it through whilst on the phone but all they were willing to do was have the old one picked up (if it was unused which it wasn’t). So I thought about ordering it anyway and having them pick up the new machine instead but the serial number is embedded into a long barcode on a label on the outside packaging that no doubt they would have checked before refunding.
ace_rees11 h, 18 m ago

Glad I could help someone - I ordered it at the £430 and Currys said the …Glad I could help someone - I ordered it at the £430 and Currys said the eBay dept is a different company so wouldn’t do anything about a refund. I offered to put it through whilst on the phone but all they were willing to do was have the old one picked up (if it was unused which it wasn’t). So I thought about ordering it anyway and having them pick up the new machine instead but the serial number is embedded into a long barcode on a label on the outside packaging that no doubt they would have checked before refunding.


Exactly the kind of hassle I didn't want to endure so I just stuck with my order through the Currys website 2 days ago for a now mesely 10% discount 😏. Also the fact that I'm moving to a new property on the 5th and I wanted it delivered the day after which the eBay site doesn't seem to give you the option to?
ace_rees28th Dec

For anyone who hasn’t bought this yet: buy it through eBay and use code P …For anyone who hasn’t bought this yet: buy it through eBay and use code PNY2018 until 6pm tonight and you save £75 total cost £355 Update:you also get another £30 off bringing the price down to £325


Just came here to say thank you! I have been looking for a tumble dryer for months now, and was thoroughly disappointed with Black Friday offers, or should I say, lack thereof, and I've been still checking hotukdeals every day for dryers, and saw your comment at the right time to use it with eBay!

324.99 + 400 Nectar points + 3.15% topcashback + 0.5% cash since I paid with a credit card, it's like a deal of the year for me, hahaha
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bomodo7 h, 16 m ago

Just came here to say thank you! I have been looking for a tumble dryer …Just came here to say thank you! I have been looking for a tumble dryer for months now, and was thoroughly disappointed with Black Friday offers, or should I say, lack thereof, and I've been still checking hotukdeals every day for dryers, and saw your comment at the right time to use it with eBay!324.99 + 400 Nectar points + 3.15% topcashback + 0.5% cash since I paid with a credit card, it's like a deal of the year for me, hahaha[Image]


You are more than welcome and thanks
Did anybody purchase this tumble dryer? Is it any good? Does it take forever to dry clothes? thank you
iibdii26th Dec 2017

In past my three Currys cashbacks rejected so I don't even bother with …In past my three Currys cashbacks rejected so I don't even bother with them.


Same here. Good luck getting a penny from currys or pcworld.
Pretty standard price for this so wouldn't say it was a deal. I got it for £379 a month ago so if you can hold out for a better price I would.
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