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Croma Extended Warranty LG T7018AEEP5 washing machine review

I cannot believe what just happened.

Let me recap. Back in January 2013, I bought a LG T7018AEEP5 washing machine from Croma after lot of research. My friend has the same machine and highly recommended it.
I bought it for 28K from Croma and paid an additional 659 for additional 2 years extended warranty above the 2 years that LG provides. Seemed a nominal amount and I am glad I did.

2 Years 3 Months later my machine stopped working, it did not even power on.
I contacted Croma Extended Warranty, logged a complaint, (They had all my details based on my phone number, so I didn’t have to provide any additional information).
The Croma Technician came the next day, looked at the machine for around 15 minutes and told me to contact LG as he suspects PCB issue and suggested replacement.
He then told me that Croma extended warranty would reimburse me the cost of the parts (not the service charge) once they are replaced by the LG service. He took my email address and told me that I will receive an email regarding the process for the claim. I did receive a one line email from a gmail account.

Seemed fishy, but I had no choice, I called in LG care, got the tech and he replaced the PCB in the following week. Surprisingly I received follow up phone call from the Croma tech checking in on the progress of the repair.

Once the parts were replaced, I paid around 3000 + another 500 for service charges/taxes. I retained the old parts and informed the Croma guy that the parts have been replaced and I forwarded the LG email invoice to the Croma email that I received earlier.

The next day, The Croma tech shows up on my door, collects the old parts and just gave me the cash reimbursement.
Just unbelievable!

PS: Just wanted to add that the machine is really good and I would still recommend it. My friend who has the same machine for over 4 years hasn’t complained a bit. Yet.


[review] Karcher MV3 WD 3.200 Wet & Dry Cleaner

I have my obsession with vacuum cleaners and after researching a bit, I finally bought this.
It is really powerful and I am amazed by it. Didn’t try the Wet capability of it yet.
Karcher MV3 and WD 3.200 are both same and retails around 7599 on flipkart and amazon.


I bought it from Metro Cash & Carry and got it for 6,499

There is another model MV4 or WD 4.200 which has the same power but just has a bigger tank, 25L

The only cons I can think of is that the spares might be expensive and the accessories given are very minimal. But then again, I end up using just the one accessory.

Overall Impressed.
Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions.

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[review] Areon Ken Apple & Cinnamon

Loving my new Car air freshener, Areon Ken Apple & Cinnamon

ps: if you don’t like the smell of “apple pie” (apple cinnamon), don’t even bother, its very strong and I love it 🙂

Areon Car Perfume Freshener Orange Lemon Review

I like fruity car perfumes and I am going to cut to the chase and recommend and review these.

Areon Car Perfume is Gel based and lasts a bit more than a month (without rolling down the windows)
One tin retails for about Rs. 300-350 but on ebay you can buy the combo and get it for Rs. 235 each.

You can find the one I bought here and here is the seller
There are many other fragrances in the Areon brand that you can try.

Do let me know in the comments which car perfume do you use?

Verdict: Recommended


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Poetic Borderline Bumper Case Nexus 4 Review

I have a nexus 4 and I am usually very careful with my gadgets, so I don’t usually use any screen guards of cases. But this phone is not samsungy, just like an iPhone, it is a unibody with a glass back, so can’t risk dropping it.

I researched a bit and zeroed in on the Poetic Borderline Bumper Case Nexus 4, it retails on (US) for $10 and good deals get it for as low as $4
In India, the lowest I found was on eBay, for around Rs. 1000 ($16).

Still went ahead with it. ebay link   seller link


  • Cheap
  • Feels good
  • Snuggy Fit
  • Looks Good
  • Buttons and all Ports easily accessible
  • Good build Quality


  • Cheap?
  • read online that it is not that durable (Will update if I find it to be.)
  • none as of now.

Verdict: Recommended


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One fine day I started getting these “deals” newsletters from
I have proper filters set up in my email so I didn’t find the need to unsubscribe or mark spam.

I was tempted to order some items from tradus but wanted to test it out with a small value transaction.
So I ordered AXE pack of three Deodorant Spray for 330 Rupees, that seemed like a good deal as one AXE deo spray retails for around 150 bucks.

I am aware of the knockoffs floating over ebay and other online portals, but just wanted to check if this is legit.
The whole transaction went pretty smooth and easy. So the whole interface of the website was good.
A seller was assigned to the transaction “GuptaStationery” based out of Delhi.
The after sales communication was good too, with prompt email / sms alerts.

I received the items on the day five which was okay I guess.

Not to my surprise the product is a complete knock-off, with watered down content and faded print on the can. I already had one of AXE fragrance with me so I got to compare them aPPles to aPPles (case sensitive comparison 😛 )

I initiated a refund process today, lets see how that goes.

Update 04/07/2013So after multiple attempts to contact their support via multiple mediums (email, website, twitter) etc. They finally responded with a return form and a courier pick up contact number (aramex). They asked me to fill up the form and pack it along with the items for returns and call the courier fella to get the package picked up for return to the seller. Today is 06/07/2013 and the courier fellow didn’t show up yet, I contacted the support telling them this. no response yet.

Update 08/07/2013: I received an update to my email, they ask me to ship the package to tradus office address in Gurgaon. They said once they receive the package, they will refund the amount and also issue an gift coupon for the amount I spent on the courier (not exceeding Rs. 200)

IBIBO Web Private Limited
4th Floor,
Pearl Towers, Plot No 51,
Sector 32, Gurgaon, Haryana-122002.

Lets see.. How this goes.

For Now, I wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole any time soon.

Raanjhanaa 2013 Hindi Movie Review

Raanjhanaa (2013)

There is nothing bollywoodly usual about this movie except for the long duration (2 hours 20 minutes) and songs
I had to strike out songs, as it’s A. R. Rahman 😉

The movie is not for the masses, as it doesn’t have a happy ending.
The story is simple yet keeps you engaged.
The songs (a bit high in number) don’t necessarily make it irritating as the tunes are well made.

The whole meaning of this movie is about love and the extent one goes to fulfill it, in this case selflessly.

Overall I had a good time watching this movie with family on a Sunday enjoying on free coke and popcorn.

Rating: 3 / 5

Eureka Forbes Trendy Nano Vacuum Cleaner Review

I wanted to buy a portable (small) vacuum cleaner to clean things from a long time (especially my PC desk area).
I finally zero’ed in on the Eureka Forbes Trendy Nano Vacuum Cleaner

I ordered it online on, used a 7% discount coupon via credit card (google for such coupons)

Will review it as soon as I receive it 🙂