macshane replied to macshane's topic in Open Forum - Topics NOT specifially related to Life in Costa RicaI don't think your comment is blunt, but it is misinformed. Major manufactuers all over the world make their name brand product for certain segments of the worldwide market. That is why they can sell products in countries that have a low GDP per capita like Costa Rica. For example you can buy a BMW in Thailand or Malaysia that is actually made in Asia and not Germany. They cost a lot less than the German models and they also fall apart after 5 years. When I purchsed a GE refridgerator for my last home in Escazu, it broke down within 6 months. I called GE support in the states and they informed me that the model I had was for export to Latin America.
I am moving to Escazu in January and I have to make a decision about where to buy appliances. Five years ago, I bought appliances in Golfito, but the appliances available were name brands, but manufactured for the latin america market i.e lower quality. Does anybody know if this is still the case and is it possible to order appliances from a Golfito dealer without traveling down there ? Secondly, is there a good place in Miami, Fla. where I can order high end appliances and they will deliver them to my home. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.