When I bought my current house 10yrs ago, the owner included the washer & dryer in the purchase price. The machines were already very old, at least 15yrs & I was a bit dubious about whether this was a good deal. However, since then both machines have been a fantastic bonus & have given me another 10yrs of excellent service. I had previously heard of the reputation of Speed Queen, but I can now safely say that it is a reputation very well justified. I will never go with another make.