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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I’ll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.