I have been toying with the idea of getting a new fridge for some years now. We still have the first one we bought when we arrived in Argentina, a cheap SIAM which has served well over the years. Not knowing how long we would be staying in Argentina, we bought a basic white model. It is in excellent shape and we have no complain about its functionality. However, it doesn't match our current kitchen design and I'd love to upgrade to an inverter no frost fridge.
From a quick research on Mercadolibre, it seems that there are a few brands, some imported and some locals. I was inclined over a well established brand such as Samsung, Whirlpool, LG or Ariston. My husband says that some of them (Ariston) are not the same quality as in Europe, so to not fall for the name. I recall that when we bough our current fridge at Carrefour, the assistant explained why some local brand are good because they have the same motor as others. There was a loooong explanation about certain models/brands being assembled in Argentina but using imported components, hence cheap and good, and some coming already finished and with a worldwide renowned name and being utterly expensive.
I know there are appliance outlets where you just have 6 months of warranty and you pay cash. The discount can be up to 30%. Some of those have just cosmetic damage. Given that they are anyway quite expensive compared to Europe, I am not very convinced...
Example of electronics outlets:
- https://electrobeep.com.ar/ (V. López and Barracas)
- https://electrooutlet.com.ar/ (Villa Devoto)
- http://electrogv.com.ar/ (Barracas)
- https://www.sagliettihogar.com.ar/ (Villa Crespo)
What brand is your fridge?
- at least 300 lt
- no frost
- no water dispenser
- max 600 mm wide
- top mount (= freezer on top)
I think this Samsungis a good fit.