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I paid full price, let me have it!

February 15th, 2010 at 08:06 am

I took the plunge and ordered our new cooktop yesterday. I have waited 6 weeks for an appliance sale only to turn up empty-handed, so we decided to just pay full price. (Although, when I ordered it, I found out it was on sale, though only about $23 off, which is kind of a weird amount to be on sale).

Normally, I wait for sales. But we are still cooking on the original 1957 electric cooktop that came with our house. It is in sad shape! We are down to two burners, and one of the good ones is starting to go bad.

It takes three weeks for the special order cooktops to arrive, so if you add that, plus the time to have it installed and the gas line run, and we're looking at a month at least before our new cooktop is up and running.

Right now, we are racing against the clock! Can our old stove last one more month after 53 years of dutiful service? I sure hope so!!

This got me thinking about how many appliances these days will last 53 years? Not many. Our stove in our last house was a 1953 O'Keefe and Merrit and the thing is still baking and cooking perfectly. They literally don't make them like that any more.

In other shopping news, I did get a second chance on an item I saw about a month ago on the clearance rack at Kohl's. it's a black fitted blazer/tuxedo jacket that fits perfectly. I originally turned it down, but had been kicking myself. Well, it was there when I went there yesterday. Marked down to $24 from $60. I paid zero because I used a gift card. Not too shabby.

9 Responses to “I paid full price, let me have it!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Agree! Neither large appliances nor small have the quality they used to have, not even close. I'd put a big antique gas stove in my kitchen if it would fit.

  2. monkeymama Says:

    You didn't try to haggle down the price at all? (We rarely shop sales, but always haggle).

    Agreed - things are not made like they used to.

    Enjoy your new cooktop!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sometimes we just have to pay full price. I think this is definitely one of those times. Enjoy!

  4. thriftorama Says:

    Can you haggle at chain stores? It was Menard's.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Heck, I broke down & replaced our 1980s stove when one burner stopped working. I'm impressed you held out this long looking for a good deal.

    I agree about durability of appliances. Our DVD player of about 2.5 years is breaking down. Really? We don't even use it very often.

  6. thriftorama Says:

    Don't be too impressed Ceejay. One burner went out, we started shopping, and the other burners just started getting progressively worse. It's like a breaking burner snowball. It's getting faster.

  7. Caoineag Says:

    Stoves and cooktops seem to be harder to get on sale. Our stove was the only appliance we paid close to full price on (technically it was on sale but not that great of one because it wasn't the expensive model).

  8. whitestripe Says:

    one day soon we shall get our stove and oven fixed Big Grin it's now been four and a half months without it! good luck with your new one, hope your one burner holds out til then!

  9. thriftorama Says:

    How are you living without a stove or oven, whitestripe?
    I can't, but maybe because I have two babies. If it were just me and hubby, I wouldn't be as concerned about microwave living for a week or two!

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