We need a new cooker. I am really disappointed by this as we have only had our current one six years as it came with the house. However, even with an oven thermometer it is not keeping temperature and the fan is intermittent at best.
For someone that loves to bake this is terrible news. Even worse news when we have just had to purchase a new tumble dryer and have the washing machine repaired. Why is it that these things happen all at once.
This means that our savings account is empty. Not that we had a lot in it, but we were not getting a great deal of interest on our savings. So I am going to choose a savings account and open it solely for the purpose of a new cooker.
Having just been through a purchase, I thought I would let you now my hints and tips for getting the best deals on big ticket items.
- Write a list of essential things your item must have
- Write a list of nice to have extra's
- Take exact measurements of the item to be replaced or space for item
- Make a budget. How much do you have to spend?
- Take into account any installation costs or recycling costs of old item
- Take a window shopping trip
- Come home and look online for the best price, taking in to account delivery etc
- Do not discount local independent shops. They price matched our washer, gave us 6 months interest free credit, fitted it and tool the old machine away free.
- Does your item need to be brand new, consider reconditioned or second hand goods.
- Consider selling your old white goods or giving them to someone less fortunate.
I would love to know your tips, oh and if anyone fancies gifting me a new cooker, you can find my contact details above!