Originally Posted by Jorge
You can also keep an eye on your local Lowe's and Home Depot. We got a great deal on a returned upright, that's paid for itself in less than a year by stocking up on meat when it's on sale. We got the extended warranty, that paid for itself with the seal started to come off the door.
Same here, and in my opinion this is the best way to go. The new freezers are much more efficient and will use much less energy, so you save two ways. Also, the extended warrenty is a real life saver [though I am not usually a proponent of extended warrentys]. I found that the compressors on the new generation freezers are not built for repair. I got a warrenty with full replacement clause.
As to brand, doesn't matter what name is on it, they all come from the same factory.