I've been informed from the homefront that our 11+ year old washing machine is no longer functioning, apparently it doesn't drain. A service call has been scheduled to see if we can get a some more use out of this appliance, before having to invest in a new one.
So, I go out to the Sears and HomeDepot web sites (both of which are staples for most homeowners) to do a little research. If you haven't kept up on appliances (and who really does?!), these things aren't cheap! We replaced our original dishwasher 2 years ago when we installed wood floors throughout the kitchen and family room...that was a bit of a price shocker.
Anyway, I'm fairly impressed with the selection and general on-line shopping experience on both sites. I'm also pretty dissappointed at the lack of a usability/UI review. Go to either site and look at a white washer or dryer....who decided a white on white style would be of any use at all!!! I'm only guessing that both of these established vendors have a small army managing their Websites and content management systems. While it probably won't affect my opinion of either stores, it's a shame....
Incidentally, Amazon puts a grey background on the same white appliance to make viewing the picture more meaningful.