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Craig's List Score

August 4th, 2014 at 03:17 pm

My oven has been behaving badly for several months now. On Friday, I had MrsM180 pick up some take and bake pizza. Well, I had a heck of a time getting that dough to cook. BF was here, and he said I should look for a new stove on Craig's List. I pooh-pooh'd that idea. I mean, I don't want to deal with Craig's List people and looking at used stoves, not knowing what questions to ask, etc.

Sunday morning when I woke up and trotted out to the living room, BF was sitting on the couch with my laptop. He said "look at this", and I saw he had found a stove and microwave just listed that morning. They looked clean, and very similar to the models I have now. They were asking $100. (The microwave is the built-in kind that matches the stove).

I talked with the owner yesterday. He stated they both work perfectly, but that he and his wife had upgraded their appliances to stainless steel. He was working yesterday, but said we could come this morning (Monday) to see the appliances. BF said he would deal with it, and I handed him $100.

BF texted a bit after nine that he was on his way to my house with my new appliances. I hope the installation went well. I can hardly wait to get home and see! Smile

5 Responses to “Craig's List Score”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a great deal! I bet your stove could be repaired, but it might cost nearly as much as this deal to have someone come out and put the new part in.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Cool beans!

  3. AnotherReader Says:

    Yep, other peoples' "want" for stainless often translates to great deals on used white (and sometimes black) appliances. This is a wonderful way to buy perfectly good appliances for rentals BTW.

    Occasionally someone will get sucked into replacing functional washers and washer/dryer pairs with the front loaders with the pedestals and automotive pearl paint. They talk themselves into this by buying into the water and energy savings pitch without doing the math.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    We just scored a $600 snow blower gently used for $50 from craigslist.com!

  5. snafu Says:

    Sounds like a major score. Looking forward hearing they fit you space and whether you like how they perform.
    This stainless steel craze is inexplicable. Every fingerprint shows and if you don't polish with the 'grain' the appliance looks ghastly.

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