Panasonic NA147VB5WGB 7KG 1400rpm A+++ Washing Machine inc. 5 Year Warranty £350.55 using code (£250.55 delivered after Panasonic double cashback) @ The Gas Superstore
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Panasonic NA147VB5WGB 7KG 1400rpm A+++ Washing Machine inc. 5 Year Warranty £350.55 using code (£250.55 delivered after Panasonic double cashback) @ The Gas Superstore

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Found 9th Mar 2015
Currently the cheapest retailer for this washing machine. The Panasonic double cashback promotion runs until the end of the month, so this may be the last chance to pick this up at a low price.

Apply code MARCH5 when checking out to reduce the price to £350.55.

Once you have the washing machine apply for the £100 cashback here:

promotions.panasonicmarketing.co.uk/pro…/49

And 5 year warranty here:

promotions.panasonic.co.uk/off…er/

From experience with a fridge freezer about 18 months ago, Panasonic process cashback and extended warranty claims within 14 days.

Full specs here:

panasonic.com/uk/…tml

It is my understanding that this washing machine is manufactured by Vestel.

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We need to get a new machine but im undecided between a washing machine and a washer dryer!!!!??oO
we previously had a washer dryer (given to us) but the prices for them are startling!

Edited by: "jman316" 9th Mar 2015

Only £50 cashback. How do you get to double this?

Original Poster

peympeym

Only £50 cashback. How do you get to double this?



It's in the terms and conditions of the offer on the Panasonic website:

MODEL CASHBACK (£) CASHBACK(€)
NA-140VZ4 100.00 125.00
NA-168VX4 80.00 100.00
NA-168VG4 60.00 75.00
NA-148VG4** 60.00 75.00
NA-147VB5** 50.00 60.00
NA-127VB5 50.00 60.00

**For these products purchased from 19/02/2015 and 31/03/2015, and for this period only, participants will receive twice the original cashback amount stated in the table above.

Ah. Just paid 369 for this about a week ago. Waiting for the 28 day period to end so I could apply for the CASHBACK

These machines are just badged Vestels ( which have a hit and miss reputation ) added to which, Panasonic's after sales service is, by all accounts, not very good.

Panasonic's white goods division are simply trading on the company's reputation for making excellent TV's and entertainment systems. They are flogging cheap, re-badged machines in the hope that people buy them based purely on their name.

I'm a big fan of Panasonic goods but simply wouldn't go near one of these machines. For this sort of money you can get a good spec Bosch or equivalent.

But then, each to their own...

Original Poster

useless_57

These machines are just badged Vestels ( which have a hit and miss … These machines are just badged Vestels ( which have a hit and miss reputation ) added to which, Panasonic's after sales service is, by all accounts, not very good. Panasonic's white goods division are simply trading on the company's reputation for making excellent TV's and entertainment systems. They are flogging cheap, re-badged machines in the hope that people buy them based purely on their name. I'm a big fan of Panasonic goods but simply wouldn't go near one of these machines. For this sort of money you can get a good spec Bosch or equivalent.But then, each to their own...



Whilst I have a dislike of rebadges and brand slaps in general, you won't find a good spec Bosch together with a 5 year parts & labour warranty for £250.

PANASONIC cash back is a total scam! I sent all details on time, got a reference and NO CASH. They don't reply to emails, they don't answer the phone (always goes to voicemail with 'we are busy try later' message).
Just buy another brand and AVOID PANASONIC and their thieving scams.

Good deal. Was going to order but if you have more than 3 steps you need to add £29.99 for delivery. Still a good deal, thanks OP.

las week was at 360£ i have wrote show review as i had it for half year. worst washing machine i ever had it will waist your time on call outs for repair.

Bought a Panasonic washing machine in January, cashback cheque received this week, just to add my experience!

Banned

don't forget to buy some calgon

We bought a Panasonic machine last year and it is probably the worst machine we have had. Our old hot point machine was far better. It doesn't remove the stains on the clothes and not to forget the awful customer service despite getting 5yr warranty.

I've got this washing machine and its been brilliant so far. If I need a stronger wash I increase the temperature but I've only needed that once for a spill. I'm a single person who works in an office so generally get away with even the fast 15 minute wash without any problems. I only use cheapo washing powder (Tesco biological everyday value) most of the time too and I'm fairly conservative with it.

However it has to be pointed out the Panasonic is one of the highest rated for low energy use and reduced water use so bear that in mind.

Looking at Which recently the Samsung's were the highest rated for wash performance generally but their reliability is worse than Panasonic. However they normally offer a 5 year parts and labour warranty.

FP93

PANASONIC cash back is a total scam! I sent all details on time, got a … PANASONIC cash back is a total scam! I sent all details on time, got a reference and NO CASH. They don't reply to emails, they don't answer the phone (always goes to voicemail with 'we are busy try later' message).Just buy another brand and AVOID PANASONIC and their thieving scams.


They replied to my phone calls every time, but they did leave payment until the very last minute possible and did require constant chasing. I wonder if you're using the right number? 0800 072 7649 Panasonic themselves don't deal with this, it's a third party company.

FP93

PANASONIC cash back is a total scam! I sent all details on time, got a … PANASONIC cash back is a total scam! I sent all details on time, got a reference and NO CASH. They don't reply to emails, they don't answer the phone (always goes to voicemail with 'we are busy try later' message).Just buy another brand and AVOID PANASONIC and their thieving scams.

you're right about the non response, I also got worried , I bought this the last time it was on hot deal, in January I think, but a few days ago I received my £100 cheque, you can also get paid through PayPal, but It wasn't clear if PayPal charges would apply so I opted for a cheque. so It took about 8/9 weeks to get money back.

I've had a Panasonic washer now for about a year and it's been great, not missed a beat, looks great and seems to do a great job on clothes.

Apparently these are made in Turkey and the 9kg ones are made in Japan , so if you want a true Panasonic the 9kg should be a lot better quality, I would also recommend checking the Which reviews, I bought several Bosch white goods based on their reviews and they have been the best products and provided years of excellent service without any repairs required. products and quality of brands are always changing, One day its Bosch at the top the next it might be Samsung etc, for me the Which! subscription pays for itself .

Ordered from one of these from Gas Superstore couple of months ago for about a tenner less (posted the deal on here). Good machine and 5 year warranty for the money. Got the cashback no problems after about 4 weeks.

For those suggesting a Samsung
Korean brand Samsung has delivered some of the best washing machines we've seen. It’s also a favourite of Which? members, picking up an impressive four stars for customer satisfaction in our annual survey of more than 5,000 washing machine owners. This puts it on par with Bosch and Panasonic, and second only to five star-rated Miele.
Its a tough choice maybe the good score for reliability from Which is based on it Japan made machines. End of the day its £250 for a machine with a 5 year warranty. You could easily spend twice that on another make but you still don't get a 100% guarantee its not going to break down......
Edited by: "gari189" 16th Mar 2015

This is what Which stated for the main brands late 2014. The star rating is out of five for reliability. Note: the results are all over the place in some ways. Electrolux produce john lewis, AEG and Zanussi but the scores vary considerably. As do Siemens and Bosch despite being the same company etc. Only a general guide. I can't see a recent reference to Panasonic washing machines.


Table of washing machine brands


Brand

Average test score1

Reliability2 rating

Customer2 score

Verdict

Miele 74% ★★★★ 93% At the time of writing, almost every Miele washing machine is a Best Buy. You can count on any Miele washer to do a great job of cleaning your clothes, and our survey shows it's the brand least likely to break down. They can be a bit pricey, but owners of Miele washing machines vouch that the brand represents excellent value for money.
Bosch 65% ★★★ 84% With a decent average score across all its machines that we've tested, it's rare to come across a bad Bosch. It has a collection of Best Buys to their name and no Don't Buys. Awarded a reasonable rating for reliability from our latest survey, Bosch washing machines are generally a safe bet. Owners of Bosch model rate them as top value for money.
Samsung 68% ★★★ 82% Samsung is responsible for producing some of the best washing machines we've ever tested. At the time of writing in December 2014, a Samsung is the highest scoring machine on our site. While almost all models from this brand are either Best Buys or close, we have seen a Don't Buy from Samsung. So use our reviews to avoid picking the wrong model in the shops.
Siemens 62% ★★★★ 82% The brand with the most polarised results, Siemens has produced almost as many Don't Buy washing machines as they have Best Buys. Either excelling or doing terribly at cleaning clothes, there are several Siemens models we recommend. Our most recent survey shows that Siemens is also one of the most reliable brands available - but you can't just pick a Siemens off the shelf. You have to use our reviews.
John Lewis 69% ★★★ 77% John Lewis is a popular retailer among Which? members, and it's washing machines, made by AEG, also so do very well in our tests. The John Lewis models we've tested have a high ratio of Best Buys, as clothes tend to get a good clean and its machines are easy to use.
LG 69% ★★★ 76% LG has a very good track record in our tests - but it is yet to produce a flawless machine. Each of its Best Buy models have a drawback of some kind; either that it's not great at rinsing clothes, or it uses a significant amount of water and electricity. It is worth reading the full reviews of the top scoring LG machines to see whether you can live with the cons, but if you can, these make a great investment.
Zanussi 52% ★★★ 70% The Zanussi brand is known for producing washing machines at a low price point, and in November 2014, produced the cheapest Best Buy washing machine then available. Test scores vary between models, but generally a Zanussi washing machine will do a reasonable or poor job at cleaning clothes on the 40 degree cotton program, with only a few exceptions, including the Best Buy.
AEG 62% ★★ 69% Catering for a number of budgets, AEG machines can cost between 300 to above 1,000GBP. While its average test score is reasonable, AEG models do not score highly enough to be Best Buys. Our latest reliability survey has also found it is not a brand you can rely on to dependable machines - so even if an AEG machine score highly enough, we could not make it a Best Buy without a free five year warranty.
Beko 50% ★★★ 68% Beko has some of the most affordable washing machines on the market, and while price is not a guarantee of quality, this isn't a brand whose models shine much in our tests. Looking across our results, different Beko models are erratic in how well they clean, rinse and spin clothes. Our survey shows they have a reasonable reliability rating and a so-so customer score. Owners still rate them highly for value for money.
Hotpoint 57% ★★ 63% A brand with a huge selection of low price washing machines, Hotpoint may have machines with appealing prices, but our tests show you will likely be better off spending your money elsewhere. Our latest survey found Hotpoint machines to have poor reliability. If you do see a Hotpoint at a tempting price, you'll want to look at our reviews to see if you can live with the cons - or avoid it altogether.
Indesit 53% ★ 60% Indesit is not a strong brand of washing machine. There are no Best Buy machines among its ranks, several Don't Buys and many other models that have a middling or poor test score. Our latest survey has found it's one of the least reliable brands of washing machine you can buy. Almost 90 per cent of former Indesit owners we spoke to decided to change brand last time they needed a new washing machine.
Whirlpool 56% ★ 51% One of the few brands in the UK to sell top-loading washing machines alongside regular front-loading models. Whirlpool's washing machines tend to do reasonably or poor in our tests, with a few narrowly escaping being named Don't Buys. Our survey shows it is one of the least reliable brands of washing machine on the market, with 94 per cent of people leaving Whirlpool when it was time to buy a new model.
Hoover 46% ★ 51% The score threshold for a Don't Buy model is 40 per cent - and the average test score for Hoover models we've tested is 46 per cent. Hoover is the worst brand of washing machine that we have ratings for; it has a number of Don't Buys, our survey shows it's one of the least reliable brands and it's got a low customer satisfaction score. Less than 10 per cent of former Hoover washing machine owners decided to stay with the brand.

Table notes
1 Reliability rating and customer score based on feedback from more than 2,000 Which? members, surveyed in September 2014.
2 Average test scores based on washing machines tested since January 2011, that are still available at the time of writing (December 2014).

I wonder how long people who order this are going to have to wait for it. Retailers don't seem to hold stock of their own and instead order it from central stores like AO.com who warehouse and deliver for the manufacturer. John Lewis are showing this machine out of stock, and if that's right then it'll be out of stock for every one else too.

Went through the booking process inc discount and comes to £379.05 with no extras. So how do you get it to £350 before cash back please?

Product Qty Subtotal
Panasonic NA147VB5WGB Freestanding Washing Machine - White 1 £399.00
Subtotal £399.00
Discount (March Deals - 5% Off) -£19.95
Shipping £0.00
Grand total £379.05
Coupon code "MARCH5" was applied successfully.
Coupon code:

philipgregson58

Went through the booking process inc discount and comes to £379.05 with … Went through the booking process inc discount and comes to £379.05 with no extras. So how do you get it to £350 before cash back please?Product Qty SubtotalPanasonic NA147VB5WGB Freestanding Washing Machine - White 1 £399.00Subtotal £399.00Discount (March Deals - 5% Off) -£19.95Shipping £0.00Grand total £379.05Coupon code "MARCH5" was applied successfully.Coupon code:



answering my own question this has crept up since the introductory price of £348.95 since 20/02 this year. has been up and down since at this store, rising by £20, then another £10 in the space of 4 days in March to the price it is now, £ 399.00 pity. still good with 5 yr guarantee and cash back mind, just taken a bit of the gloss off.

I have had this washing machine for a couple of weeks and it's great at removing stains. I mostly use the quick wash cycle.

Thanks, just what I need. Heat added!

jjav

Apparently these are made in Turkey and the 9kg ones are made in Japan , … Apparently these are made in Turkey and the 9kg ones are made in Japan , so if you want a true Panasonic the 9kg should be a lot better quality

Believe me as somebody in the white goods repair industry...... They aren't.

bonzobanana

As do Siemens and Bosch despite being the same company etc.

Bosch and Siemens may be the same company but that means little, Siemens washing machines in general are made in the german plant, but Bosch washing machines can be made in Poland, Spain (Balay factory) or China, only the top end Bosch washing machines are made in the German factory.

redstar70

Bosch and Siemens may be the same company but that means little, Siemens … Bosch and Siemens may be the same company but that means little, Siemens washing machines in general are made in the german plant, but Bosch washing machines can be made in Poland, Spain (Balay factory) or China, only the top end Bosch washing machines are made in the German factory.



Which actually had Bosch as more reliable about 2 years ago but now Siemens are slightly ahead. However they only have a small sample of people providing reliability data so its bound to vary a bit.

redstar70

Believe me as somebody in the white goods repair industry...... They … Believe me as somebody in the white goods repair industry...... They aren't.



Care to expand on where they are made then please? Genuine question from a Panasonic washing machine owner....

morpheus

Care to expand on where they are made then please? Genuine question from … Care to expand on where they are made then please? Genuine question from a Panasonic washing machine owner....



I think we both know these are made in Turkey as we both have this model and its clearly stated.

It's not hard either to proof they are Vestel based;

vestel.com/rls…7kg

Vestel spec;

Dry Load Capacity (kg)7Drum Volume (lt)49/50
Spinning Speed ( rpm)1000-1200-1400-1600
Energy Consumption (kWhr/year) 222/162
Water Consumption (lt/year) 10337/9240
Energy EfficiencyA+/A+++
Washing EfficiencyA

Panasonic spec;

Efficiency:
Energy Efficiency Class: A+++
Spin Performance Class: B

Performance:
Noise Level Washing (dB): 58
Noise Level Spinning (dB): 76
Total Annual Energy Consumption (kWh): 162
Annual water consumption (EU label) 9.240 L / year

However I thought the non Turkish models were meant to be Chinese and had known reliability problems.

bonzobanana

I think we both know these are made in Turkey as we both have this model … I think we both know these are made in Turkey as we both have this model and its clearly stated.



Errr.... please DO NOT put words into my mouth.... I said I have a Panasonic washing machine, I did NOT say I have this model....

Anyway, you state "its clearly stated (sic)".... can you tell me where so that I might check?

morpheus

Errr.... please DO NOT put words into my mouth.... I said I have a … Errr.... please DO NOT put words into my mouth.... I said I have a Panasonic washing machine, I did NOT say I have this model....Anyway, you state "its clearly stated (sic)".... can you tell me where so that I might check?



Oh sorry I thought you had the same model as me. Mine was clearly stated on the label from the packaging that I had to use for the cashback and guarantee claim.

I purchased one yesterday - to be delivered on the 4th of April.....I then realised that the cashback and warranty requires purchases to have been made prior to the 31st of March ... I called them up and they said although delivery is on the 4th of April the reciept will say 20/03/2014 so fingers crossed

banjax

Whilst I have a dislike of rebadges and brand slaps in general, you won't … Whilst I have a dislike of rebadges and brand slaps in general, you won't find a good spec Bosch together with a 5 year parts & labour warranty for £250.



But if the manufacturer's aftersales service is poor then the warranty, however long, is pretty pointless and given that these are cheap machines that will sell by the bucket load, Panasonic have little incentive to provide a quality service.
They dont hold any stock of spare parts in this country so when anything does fail it has to be ordered and shipped from Turkey.

So, no you wont find a Bosch for £250 but you will find a good quality basic one for around £300 with 2 year guarantee and excellent and reliable customer service.

I know which I'd choose

I'd much rather have a Panasonic with a 5 year parts and labour guarantee than a Bosch with 2 years. I'e seen comments on white goods forums about the poor quality of Bosch entry level washing machines and that's all you would get at this money. I have this Panasonic and so far brilliant, performs faultlessly, build quality seems excellent with decent switches and buttons and solid door etc. Miles better than the entry level Bosch stuff which I did look at in various stores.

I've always found Panasonic customer service excellent too so if there is any problems with the service agent I feel confident Panasonic will sort it.
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