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[Costco] Danby 14,000 BTU 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner $419 Online/$399 instore ($100 off)

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[Costco] Danby 14,000 BTU 3-in-1 Portable Air Conditioner $419 Online/$399 instore ($100 off)

First time posting so apologies if this is not a good deal.

Was browsing Costco's website and saw that this air conditioner was on sale. This is the air conditioner that Costco has in store (normally sold for $499) so very likely it will be $399 in store.

If purchasing online Costco's price includes shipping and you can do a return at any warehouse.

EDIT: It is now $399 in the warehouse!
Last edited by oscar1999 on May 27th, 2019 2:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Weird, the costco flyer says the sale starts may 27. Hmm... I was hoping store would be 399.99. I called Costco and the price in the warehouse is 499.99
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yeah723 wrote:
May 20th, 2019 12:23 pm
Weird, the costco flyer says the sale starts may 27. Hmm... I was hoping store would be 399.99. I called Costco and the price in the warehouse is 499.99
Yeah it seems a bit weird that there is no promotion right now in the warehouse. Thanks for checking!
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On May 11th I was in store (Surrey B.C.) shopping for a portable air conditioner and the only model on hand was the Danby 12000btu model for $399.99, model# DPA120B8WDB-6.

The same day at Home Depot they has the 14000btu LG model# LP1417GSR for $545.

Consumer Reports does not have a specific rating for the Danby's but from user survey data state the LG is expected to be more reliable. The LG LP1417SHR is #5in their top 5 of portables.

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May 12, 2019
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"Portable" a/c are such a headache, I was hugely relieved when they accepted it back for a refund. Got a normal window a/c instead.
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When I was looking for a unit a couple of years ago, it was difficult to find the 2-hose portable ACs. Not sure why they're not favored over the 1-hose. 1-hose works by drawing warm-air from outside into the room, mixing it with the air in the room, and then passing that through AC and exhausting the warmed air outside.

I ended up finding a 2-hose version used.
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Jan 17, 2004
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Got this unit last year and it worked great in my 900 sq ft apartment.
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do any of you with portable A/C's have a casement type window and if so, how did you deal with the installation of the A/C on a casement window?
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artofwar wrote:
May 20th, 2019 4:40 pm
do any of you with portable A/C's have a casement type window and if so, how did you deal with the installation of the A/C on a casement window?
I haven't tried using it yet, but I bought this which is supposed to let portable A/C's work with those types of windows: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07C986TBQ/

The exhaust hose might be too short though, so you might have to buy another one online and tape them together to extend it.
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this sort of thing is a power virus, so make sure you know what you're doing, because single hose is even less efficient than double hose. if this is just for one room sometimes then that's one thing, but if you're trying to cool a larger space or multiple rooms, I think it's better to migrate to a mini split heatpump which can do it all pretty efficiently
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Nov 15, 2017
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A few years back I was looking to get at least 2 of these for my home because there were many days that were unbearable. But all indications are this summer will be one with cool weather through out Canada. Last year in the west we only got a few days over 23, none over 28. Global warming is sure a bust here in Canada.
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Got this last year and it has been pretty good for my ~800 sq. ft. apartment. Just pair it with a smart plug (I have the tp link hs105) and start it a half hour before you get home. The only downside I would say is that it is louder than the 45 to 50 dB that danby claims.

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