Thanks, waiting on "late May"...
We've bought that place's last couple fridges on Craigslist but we'll do whatever works out to be the best deal. I'm hopeful but a bit skeptical that the clunkers program can beat a desperate Craigslist seller. Not much incentive to give the tenants an EnergyStar fridge unless the landlord gets a really really cheap price. The incumbent is 10-12 years old and was bought in 2005 for $175. The fridge "hole" is an awkward size below the cabinets-- only 66"-- so we either have to have the right size fridge or else remove the cabinets and fix the wall.
We refaced the kitchen cabinets and put on new doors in 2004 so that room's not due for an upgrade anytime soon. But the next time we rehab that 30-year-old kitchen (2020? 2030?) we're ripping it to the studs, taking out part of a wall, and starting over.
Our home's Craigslist "Fridgezilla" (GE Profile Arctica 25 cu ft, EnergyStar) is a 2006 model so I doubt we'd get any clunker cash for it.