I love my Fridgidaire freezer. First, we bought it used off of Craigslist. The previous owners purchased it from a Sears outlet store for $369.99. The original MSRP was $489.99. We purchased it slightly used and missing one interior shelf for $80.
Second, it allows us to stock up on meat when it is on sale. The reason we purchased this freezer in the first place was because ribeyes went on sale this past summer for an unheard of price in recent memory of $2.44 per pound at a local grocery store. We love ribeyes, but we are too cheap to pay close to $8 to $10 per pound which seems to be the norm these days. They used to go on sale for $2.99 a pound after Labor Day, but the last time we saw it at that price was at least 10 years ago! We have not purchased ribeyes in a decade! This was a no brainer. It was too good of a deal to pass up! A quick search on Craigslist turned up this baby and my husband picked it up on the way home from work. The owners were a British expat leaving the US in need to unload it quick. Their loss, our gain. Major score!
As you can see, it now resides in our utility room next to the dryer. Don't worry, the dryer is well insulated, there is no heat transfer that will make the freezer run harder than it needs to! In addition to the ribeyes, it is currently chock full of turkeys and ice cream, as well as tubs of imitation butter purchased on sale for $1 each. Stocking up when prices are good allows one to eat well without spending a king's ransom. Did I mention that I love my freezer?? Oh yes, we also have another freezer in the kitchen as well for more mundane things like ice and leftovers!