We got a new Condura Negosyo Ref 5G!

September 22,  2013

Last August, our 20+ year old Goldstar refrigerator died.  I didn't realize it was weakening and should have turned it off (as the repairman said later) so that I could save it.  But, as it is, it would still have cost P6K-P7K to repair it so we decided to just buy a new one.  It took longer to get the money to actually buy one and I also had to do my research to get the best one.  We finally narrowed it down to the Condura Negosyo Ref 5G and I'll tell you why.












Update as of April 22, 2018:  I think that I should just put Condura's Contact Us page here, straight from their website, for the benefit of the customers who comment about their problems with their Condura ref:  If you have any questions or complaints, please address your concerns directly to them, thank you.  

Contact Us

Our Customer Contact Centre is available on call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - always ready for all your concerns on our equipment & services. You can contact us through various channels below:

Main Office

Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (CCAC)

Km 20 East Service Road, South Superhighway,
Alabang, Muntinlupa
PHONE
Landline Number : (02) 863-5555
Toll Free Numbers:
PLDT subscribers: 1800-10-888-8888
Digitel subscribers: 1800-3-863-5555
SMS FasTXT : (0917) 842-5555
FAX
Fax # : (02) 850-4143
Update as of January 24, 2018: We have had this Condura Ref for over 4 years.  During all this time, we have had no problems with it and have had no reason to call a technician or a repairman.  My only problem with it is when we defrost, the water leaks on the floor, maybe because there's too much ice or frost in the freezer, which probably means I should defrost more often.  

I have read and replied to several comments from readers about issues with their Condura refs.  I have even been accused of getting paid for this post (which I haven't).  It is not up to me to say that Condura refs are now less good for I don't know if in fact they are.  All I'm saying is, ours hasn't broken down as of yet.  

There are many reasons why a ref can break down - faulty usage, old stock from the appliance center, regular wear and tear and yes, low-quality materials.  All of these can play into what could have happened.  I wrote this post because this was how WE decided on our Condura Ref and so far, we've been satisfied with it.  It IS unfortunate that some of us weren't as lucky as we were.

Our old Goldstar ref which my grandmother bought for us in 1993 at the Duty Free shop (she came home for a visit) was a 2-door, fully automatic, no-frost model that cost $325 roughly P8K pesos at that time.  It never broke down and never needed to be repaired.  I wanted that kind of convenience again.  But with a limited budget, I didn't think I could afford the same luxury.  So I surfed the Net for the same kind of refrigerator and nope, can't afford it.  Our budget can only accommodate a single door, either a Manual or Semi-Automatic, not a No Frost, and either a 5 or 6 cu foot refrigerator. The bottom line is I was looking at a Samsung, an LG, a Panasonic.  The Condura wasn't even on the short list because it was a bit more expensive than the others.  Here are the reasons why we ended up with the Condura Negosyo Ref 5g.

1.  Highest EEF rating among our other choices - It had a 224 EEF rating and that alone was enough to make us decide to buy it.  See, the higher the EEF rating, the lower the power consumption of any electrical appliance.  So, if at first you have to spend a little more for the ref, in the long run, it will have saved you more in lower electricity bills.

2.  The 1.5L bottle rack - The space-saving convenience of having a specific place for your soda bottles is a brilliant idea.  Patrick immediately said "Yes!" when he saw it hahaha

Photo from Condura

Photo from Condura
3. The LED lights which leave a blue hue in the ref - One of the reasons why it doesn't consume that much power is because of the LED lights.  They provide the right amount of light without using up too much power.

4.  The free ice trays are a cool addition too :)

5.  Italian Metalon - I liked the Metallic finish because it was a change from our old plain white ref.
6.  The One-Touch defrost system is one-step below our full automatic but it does the simple job with little fuss.  How difficult is it to push a little blue button, right? :)

7.  Availability of spare parts -  Since this is a Condura, therefore locally-made, if it breaks, it's easy to find the parts needed.  AND, the Service department is in Makati so easily accessible to us too.

So even though we had to pay P13,295 for it, I think we made the right decision.  Plus, the kids totally spaced out with the carton the refrigerator came with - they built their own "nest" and slept in it LOL



Update:  It's true that it's a power saver.  Our power bill went down by P500 after using this new ref.  So, yeah that rocks! :D


12 comments:

  1. bakit laging nawawala ang freon.baka kako may singaw sabi ng tech ganoon daw talaga ang sakit ng condura ref. ano po ba masasabi nyo.

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    1. Hello and thanks for your comment. So far, wala naman po kaming na-experience na problema sa ref namin since nabili namin. Thanks.

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  2. Yung lock ng freezer door po ng inyo ayos pa? Samin laging nasisira, yung tech na mismo ang nahsabi na yun daw talaga sakit ng condura negosyo ref. Ang bayad pa naman para palitan yun mababa na ang 500 sa taguig, sa pasig 650 ang singil

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    1. As of now po ayos naman po. wala pa pong nasisira sa ref namin :) Knock on wood! :)

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  3. D po ba ma bilis mas ngalawang ng condura?

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    1. wala po kaming na-experience na ganyan. 4 na taon na po yung ref namin pero maayos pa naman po lahat. :)

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  4. No offense ha just want to ask magkano binayad syo ng Condura para sa blog mo? Because you are being used as instrument to deceive innocent people out there, so please stop!!!


    I bought single door Condura ref at SM appliance center Cubao 3 mos ago. 1st unit 3 days na di lumalamig kasi SIRA ANG THERMOSTAT they replaced it with new one daw. After 3 mos nagkaroon ng dent/butas daw sa freezer so nasira na & tech quote me P9,000.00.to repair. Our old ref 20 yrs na (will not mention the brand). tad tad na ng gasgas freezer functioning well pa. NAPAKA SUBSTANDARD NG CONDURA AT A VERY EXPENSIVE PRICE! DI NA AWA SA MGA TAONG BUMIBILI SA NG BULOK NA PANINDA NILA!HARD EARNED MONEY ANG PINANGBILI KO NG REF MO CONDURA,FYI.

    So to you..please stop!

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    1. I am sorry to hear about your experience with your Condura ref. Yung post ko po ay mahigit 4 years old na. Hindi po ako binayaran para isulat ito. I simply shared our decision to buy said ref. In the four years since this post, wala kaming naging problema, otherwise, I'm sure meron pong kasunod na post ito.

      Maraming Salamat po.

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  5. Bat ung negosy inverter ref npka ingay po.at evry 3or 5 mins prng ng on at off sya.tnx po sa mg reply

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    1. Sorry po kasi customer lang din po ako at hindi ko alam ang dahilan bakit ganyan po ang nangyayari.. Thank you po.

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  6. Hi, inquiry lang po, we bought the fridge yesterday..
    Meron siyang frost sa freezer ngayon pero may pinindot ata kapatid ko, di siya lumalamig and continuous yung kanyang pag defrost.. Any suggestion kung paano itigil ang pag defrost? Salamat po.

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  7. meron pong blue button for defrost sa right side sa may ilalim ng chiller. yan po yung defrost button. try to gently pull it out, baka nasobrahan ng pindot, baka parang na-lock. It happened to me before, kaya maingat na rin ako sa pagpindot :) Sana mag-work po :)

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