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Home Depot has a 47 bottle capacity wine cooler/60+ soda capacity for $139.
I know a lot of people bought this same wine cooler for $129 last year.
The model last year was BC-130A.
The model this year is BC-130D.
I think the difference is an interior light in the top of BC-130D.
This cooler works very well with sodas also.
My Dad bought this unit last year and his sodas are cold enough for me.
Also, I think the skybox is a cool item but I don't want to pay over $400 for it.
http://www.skyboxbymaytag.com

This is a good deal for someone wanting something small to store beverages in.
I only wish I had a 10% off coupon so I would have gotten it much cheaper!
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Are you sure about the brand/size? I just looked and all I found was a 30 bottle (by another manufacturer-Ewave I think) for $199 and a 16 bottle for $129. This was at the local store, and I also found it online. I did a quick ebay search, and those sunbeams are going for $200 plus. I'd pick one up if it was that size for that price!

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Jay,

I'm positive.
Here is what my local Home Depot had.

1. Ewave 16 bottle $99
2. Ewave 30 bottle $199
3. Sunbeam BC-130D 47 bottle $139
I would take a picture of the one I bought but my digital camera is broken.
I tell you what, I'll see if I still have the ad and scan it.
The Sunbeam is only available in store.


(I'm in Atlanta so maybe that's why they have the Sunbeam in stock)
Check you Home Depot weekly ad from Wed.
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Here is the ad from Home Depot.
This picture includes the Sunbeam and Ewave wine coolers.
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I checked here...I'll look for the ad and then see if they can transfer if need be. Maybe it is a regional special...

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I'm one of the several who bought the Sunbeam last year when the Home Depot sale was posted. It has worked great, keeping soda/beer/wine cans and bottles nicely chilled. The smoked glass front also looks much nicer than a typical refrigerator. Excellent buy for $130.
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They had them in stock today...just as your ad said. $139 so I picked one up...early Christmas present from my Grandma...:)

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How noisy are these units? I'm thinking of adding one INSIDE my theater.

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No noise at all...I thought it was broke at first. I plugged it in and couldn't figure out how to turn on the light. What finally gave away that it was running was the back of the unit (inside) getting cold. I don't think there would be any problem in a theatre. It's quiter than the projector!

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Great Jay!
I don't have mine hooked up yet but I'm waiting until next month when I have a Xmas brunch.
Have to remember to buy some sodas of all types!
Very nice Xmas present from your Grandma!
I wish I wasn't so frugal I'd get the www.skyboxbymaytag.com
I just think that the popcorn popper should cost more than the soda/wine cooler.
I plan on putting 95% sodas and 5% water in my Sunbeam.
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I recently sold my excellent Pepsi machine so I could use the money for a popcorn popper, hot dog roller and Sunbeam soda cooler.
The Pepsi machine was too large and it held 220 sodas.
I don't drink sodas like I used to so I felt I couldn't really appreciate it.
Also, I didn't leave it plugged in all the time.
Since the Sunbeam is so small, I can leave that plugged in all the time!
I also like the size of the Sunbeam.
I think I can get over 60+ sodas in the Sunbeam.
60+ sodas is just the right size in my opinion.
Most of all I like the price!
I just wish I hadn't recently used a 10% off coupon.
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You'll be able to get a lot more than 60...I put 5 bottles of wine on the top 2 shelves...(total of 10). Then I removed a shelf so that I could stand the sodas up. I got 54 on one shelf...6 rows of 9. The shelf I used for sodas (and beer :) )was the 1st full one up from the bottom. Where the shelf goes about 3/4 of the way back and then there is the 5-6" lip where the back of the unit covers the compressor. Does that make sense? I could probably get 4-5 more on the one shelf but it wouldn't stack and look neat like it does now. I'd have to stuff them in nooks and crannies on that shelf.

What is everyone going to do about the light? Leave in on or off? I know direct sunlight kills wine, but what about that little thing?

We tore a cabinet apart last night and sunk it into the counter beneath the microwave. Ours went in the kitchen as kind of a "bar" fridge. I've still got to trim it out, but it fit very well and looks pretty cool to boot!

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My light will be left on because it's not in the theater.
I guess if it was in the same room as the theater I'd leave it off.
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By the way, the unit that Home Depot sold last year doesn't have a light.
My Dad got the Sunbeam unit last year and his doesn't have a light at the top.
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Very nice, I just bought one in Columbus, OH today.
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I actually was at ABT this weekend buying a fringe for my HT. With the exception of a chrome front they are really the same product. I am issuing a WARNING to you all on this as the salesman make me aware of something VERY important that needs to be considered with this type of frige. The frige “breaths†from the back. What that means is it is NOT like a regular refrigerator that have vents and draws air from underneath the cabinet and pulls it back. So if you install this into a nook, it WILL eventually burn out. lucky for me it’s being installed into the wall and backs up under the stairs so it will be fine for my application for others thinking this would do. Check again.
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Now you tell me! :D

I did build mine in beneath my microwave...I have about 6 inches at the rear of the unit, and about 12 inches on the side of dead air space. I built a small bookshelf (to hold cookbooks) next to it, so it can't really pull air anywhere but from beneath it or the 1/2 inch clearace on either side. Hopefully the amount of air space will be ok. If not, I hope it goes out while under the 5 year warranty that came with it!

Also, I lied about the number of cans. I thought my rows my wife filled were 9 cans deep...they're only 6 cans deep so I can only fit 36 cans in a 2-shelf space. Still a lot of soda/beer considering...

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The Sunbeam unit last year was on sale for $105.00 at my local HD. Oh, how I am kicking myself for not buying one at that time.

They had plenty of units last week at the Farmington Hills HD in MI. $139.00

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Man, $105.
That's great!
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I know!!!! That's why I am kicking myself.....and you know why I am kicking myself?

Because at that time, I only had access to my little S2000 sports car to move stuff around, and it wouldn't fit in the trunk! So, I didn't buy the fridge. Now we have an Envoy as the other 'stuff mover'! Talk about timing. :( Dooooooooooooh!

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I had that ewave 16 bottle wine cooler. I picked it up on clearance for $59. Its cool and all, but doesnt get the cokes cold enough for me. :( So I sold it to a buddy for $50. Im going to get one I saw at best buy a while back. It was either a samsung or sanyo... it was black, like 4.9cu ft and didnt have the freezer part too it. It was like $169.



Ahh, I found it... if this link works.

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That's cute.
Sign up at www.bestbuy.com and they might sent you some 10% off coupons.
This week 10% off coupons are good for 12/5 - 12/7.
They send these coupons to preferred customers.
If you already have the 10% coupons, don't forget to use it when you buy the Sanyo fridge.

My Dad bought the Sunbeam cooler a while ago and I wondered if the sodas would get cold enough.
I tried them once and I didn't think so.
I tried his Sunbeam about two weeks ago and put a soda to my face and it was very cold.
I assume you tried the lowest setting on the Sunbeam?
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Slime,
HD is opening a new store here in Midland on Dec. 18th. I guess I'll have to check and see if they will offer it for $105.00 as part of a Grand Opening.
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Kensmith......think ya might have accidentally added an "L" into my name! It's 'Sime'. :D

Pcdoctor...I've studied the specs on the Sunbeam and it is the only one that will cool soda drinks down to an acceptable standard. The 'Ewave' and other types that HD sell (glass front), will not cool the soda affectively enough. The Sunbeam would need to be at the coldest setting to be effective, but as you have found out, yes, it will work.

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So, is the Sunbeam able to chill sodas enough? I like my soda cold.

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On that ewave I had, the max cooling was like 65* or something.... Not cold enough for me. But on the better models, they go down to like 39*

I may wait a little while and shop around more.

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You can pre purchase the Skybox from Amazon for $499.
The temp is 35*
www.skyboxbymaytag.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...tchen&n=507846

I sold a Pepsi (True mfg.) cooler that went to 32* but wanted something much smaller. (It held 220 sodas)
No way could I keep it plugged in all the time.
I plan on keeping the Sunbeam plugged in all the time.

I think I saw a soda cooler somewhere for around $500.
I'll try to find the website and post it for you.

Here are some True Mfg. soda coolers.
http://www.bigtray.com/productlist.a...id=10180&tr=bc
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Here is the cooler I saw for around $500 but at that price you might as well get the Skybox.
http://www.beveragefactory.com/refri...t/scr600.shtml

I checked Summit's website but didn't see any info on temperature.
http://www.summitcommercial.com/glassdoorcoolers.htm

Someone else is going to get a Sanyo fridge from Best Buy.
Maybe that's a good option for you.

$119
Sanyo Midsize Compact Refrigerator - Black
Model: SR2570M
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....uct&cmp=%20%20

$169
Sanyo Counter-High Compact Refrigerator with Platinum Door - Black
Model: SR4910M
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat05005

Too bad they don't make some of these smaller fridges with see thru doors.

Here is a Coldtech soda cooler $576
http://66.135.200.136/ws/eBayISAPI.d...category=11881
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TCB, yes, the Sanyo will chill your sodas perfectly.

Pcdoctor, I considered a small fridge, but wanted a glass door version, which the Sanyo is.

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Sorry about the name slip up. Must have not looked close enough.
Welcome to Michigan! Bet you miss the warm weather by now.
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Wouldn't it be better to go with an insulated door rather than glass? seems like the soda's would be colder and less $ spent on electricity.
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