After purchasing a refrigerator from a friend, a lady called us to come out and hook up the water line. We were able to do so and the unit worked fine afterward.
If you can find a good deal on an appliance from a friend or online without having to pay retail prices, that will obviously be great. However, you may wind up “getting what you pay for,” so to speak. You also need to factor in the cost of having a professional come out and make sure that it is properly hooked up to the water supply. If you try this type of job yourself, or you rely on someone who doesn’t have experience, then that bargain you found could turn into a huge hassle.