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Your refrigerator just gave out and must be replaced within the week! Use your Web-enabled smartphone (or borrow a friend’s) to perform a price and product comparison to identify the manufacturer and model that best meets your needs and the retailer with the lowest delivered cost. Obtain peer input to validate your choice. Write a brief summary of your experience, and identify the Web sites you found most useful.

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168

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12th Edition
Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 8, Problem 3PSE
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Your refrigerator just gave out and must be replaced within the week! Use your Web-enabled smartphone (or borrow a friend’s) to perform a price and product comparison to identify the manufacturer and model that best meets your needs and the retailer with the lowest delivered cost. Obtain peer input to validate your choice. Write a brief summary of your experience, and identify the Web sites you found most useful.

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Peer input to validate the choice:

  • The user want to buy “Top Mount refrigerator”.
  • The height of the refrigerator will be between “17 cubic foot” and “20 cubic foot”.
  • The price of the refrigerator should be below $1000.

Table to perform price and product comparison:

The user visit the website “The Home Depot” to give brief comparative analysis of 6 models of Top Mount refrigerator based on the given input.

ManufacturerModel NumberDescriptionPriceDelivery
HotpointHPS18BTHWW17.6 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator in white.$549Free
WhirlpoolWRT549SZDW19.2 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator in white.$799Free
FrigidaireFFTR1821QW18 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator in white.$565Free
General Electric (GE)GIE18HSHSS17.5 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator in stainless steel.$899Free
AmanaART318FFDS18.15 cubic foot top freezer refrigerator in white.$719Free
General Electric (GE)GTS18GTHWW17...

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