You have the money, the washer is dead - is there a particularly priced washer that would NOT set him off? If the washer was only $300 TOTAL would this not have caused a fight? (Mine was less than $300.)
Is it because it's not being spend on something just for him and his hobbies?
What other problems are you having in this marriage? Does this seem completely out of the blue as for his behavior?
I'm with Sienna on this: unless he is likely to become violent, just order the washer.
Instead of going without clean clothes until he caves, can't you guys discuss getting a less expensive model?
Did you guys discuss a price range and come to an agreement on what range you both thought was acceptable? If not, why not talk about it now?
I know you are saving $500 based on your research but it could still cost $1000.
Your DH and mine must share the same deranged brain cell.
Yes, my brother does have a nice working washing machine and dryer, and I can take my dog with me!
It's just so frustrating that I could already have done this deal today and have a washing machine tomorrow if he'd get his head out of his a**, but I know he'll end up dragging his feet, we'll lose the deal and then pay through the no$e..
Anyone Else in this Boat?