Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Appliances and $394 In My Pocket

I am currently in the process of updating my 25 year old kitchen. It has served me well but needs a little facelift. As part of the update I have replaced several appliances. You can read about my experience with my microwave oven here. I also replaced the range and refrigerator. I spend much time laboring over a decision before I make it because I tend to keep things a LONG time.  I finally decided on this Samsung model.

Then I chose this range, also by Samsung.

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I love the oven. It has 3 racks which will be great for baking. It also has an oven divider so that I can have two different temperatures in the oven at the same time. I can’t wait to try this out. Also, the bottom drawer is a warming drawer. It should be great when I have to cook a BIG holiday meal. After deciding on the models that I wanted, I spent a considerable amount of time researching prices at the stores in my area. HHGregg and Best Buy were very close in price but in the end I went with Best Buy due to some promotions. At the time of my purchase, Best Buy gave a 15% discount if you purchased 2 or more appliances so I qualified for the discount which put the Best Buy price a little lower than HHGregg.  When I asked my salesman about price matching, he assured me that if I found a lower price within 60 days that I would get the difference back. Being the tight wad excellent financial manager that I am, I checked prices weekly. Finally, on Presidents Day weekend I hit the jackpot! The prices at Best Buy were $150 cheaper on both appliances! I took the receipt into Best Buy to get a credit of $339!! Also, we had recently upgraded a tv which I also found for $50 cheaper at Walmart! So, we also got a $55 credit for the tv! Needless to say, I was delighted with the excellent customer service that I received at Best Buy and I had $394!

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8 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Just gorgeous and great deals!

Thank you SO very much for your prayers my friend.

I'd love for you to pop by for a visit. I am hosting a $50 Kirklands Giftcard Giveaway.

Paula said...

You must be so excited about your kitchen renovation. The appliances that you chose look really nice and it's great that you were patient and got a bargain.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love the new appliances that you selected and happy that you got the store credits.

Maggie said...

That's amazing and good "financial management"! Love your choices and guess it really pays to hang in there and look around.

Robin said...

How diligent of you to keep checking the prices. How many people do that? I envy your oven and being able to cook 2 things at once. I ran into that problem tnnight!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Pieced Pastimes said...

Wow, it sounds like you really landed a great deal! Enjoy your new appliances.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow! You are my kind of shopper! Thanks for letting us know about the price matching. Your appliances look amazing. Can't wait to see the complete renovation.
Hugs,
Patti

VivaCindy said...

we are in search for a new dishwasher and stove to match our stainless fridge....i need to try and be as diligent as you...what a great bargain hunter you are!
ps. thanks for stopping
by my blog to see the striped nursery ceiling:)