I stopped by the homestead site last night and saw it's all back filled and ready for framing to begin! I also stopped by HH Gregg today on my lunch, I was totally creeped out by the sales woman who was just staring at my and following me and lurking around every corner. She looked like a serial killer stalking her next victim! It was definitely a weird experience. I just said I was browsing and took some picture of the price tags and info and came across a nice Samsung washer/dryer. It has the steam feature and the price is good. However, I hear that HH Gregg will negotiate like a used car dealership and the price is the same at Best Buy (and I can get gift cards at GE for the fuel perks!) I think I may go in next weekend and see if they will do some wheeling and dealing with me on the price. If not, I have time and I will just walk away. Anyways, here is the set I'm looking at, it has great reviews too especially for the price! And I'm still going to check out sears outlet again, they didn't have much there when I went last but they said their inventory is constantly changing so maybe I can snag a good deal if the timing is right. I still have a good 2 months before I need them but I like getting things done and out of the way so I am not scrambling at the last minute. Any advise on appliance brands? Ideally, I would like one of those high capacity sets that are like tiny space ships that will wash and dry and mend my clothes and cook me dinner and clean my house (sarcasm!) but for now, I'm thinking practical and value, I want to stay under 1200 for the pair, and 1000 for the pair is my goal. My parents bought a pair on special for 1000, really nice too. The ones below are for sale at 675 each but again, I think if I could negotiate a little, maybe I could get them for less, or maybe wait for a better sale! Thoughts???