Off with the old

After years of struggling, our old cooker gave up the ghost last week. I believe the Christmas dinner was the straw that broke his back but it was a pan of sprouts that finally sounded his death knell. Unbelievably, EDF gave us a refund on our electric on the following day, so we entered into a new farce. We looked up Argos and found a suitable cooker we could just afford and the blurb stated it would be delivered and fitted for free and that the old cooker would be taken away and recycled….they LIED! Terry arrived at the shop with the money, only to be told that they no longer did this deal.  An electrician quoted £129 to fit a cooker. We looked at cookers on the net at Currys and again found one to fit our purse. Terry set off again, only to be told they no longer sell that model but they had a similar one for an extra £75.Hmmm! Finally, with little hope in our hearts, we went to our local, expensive electrical shop and found the perfect cooker, at the right price and they only charged £45 for delivery,fitting and recycling the old one.

The moral of this tale is shop locally and never pre-judge.

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16 responses to “Off with the old

  1. Thank goodness you got it sorted out. Happy baking and a Happy New Year xxx

  2. Wow a good deal at last, I am surprised at Argos but then sometimes companies get toon big to care about the little people, the ones that keep the business going 😦 Your local electrical shop gave yo a fine deal though, what a cracker 🙂

    Hey have a drink with me, bubbly or lager I don’t mind and while we sip from the goblets I will wish You and Terry a very Happy New Year in 2014 🙂 Have lots of fun but don’t be too naughty 😉 lol

    Andro xxxx

  3. Yes Pen those big company’s are sometimes too big for their own good!
    My local Electrical shop are very good, they give good advice and fit it up for you. It comes natural to them , always prefer to shop there.
    Happy New Year Pen hope it’s a good one.
    Sheila x

  4. Happy cooking again.

  5. I hope that you are enjoying the start of 2014
    and are planning a year of wickedness, excitement
    and thrills aplenty 😉 🙂 Wow what an idea 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  6. penelopephoebe

    Your plan sounds great, Andro but right now we are cleaning and decorating. Amazing what a new cooker inspires.

  7. Hi Penny, I hope that you are enjoying
    your week, oh and preferably out of the
    rain 😦

    Never mind it will soon
    be springtime 🙂 Yaaay

    Andro xxxx

  8. Just calling by to thank you for reading my stories and viewing my nutty cartoons, oh and to wish you a very happy Tuesday my sweet friend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  9. I am just calling by to wish you a very happy Thursday Penny 🙂 😉

    Andro xxxx

  10. Hi Pen just popped over to say Hi , thank you for your comment on the The Fir Tree . Have a good week. xx

    • penelopephoebe

      Hi Sheila. I have not been on here lately because Wendell passed away and I lost heart a bit. We are all missing him terribly still. I know you understand because of Wile_e. Take care. Pen.

  11. I hope that Spring has sprung where you are my sweet and dear friend 🙂 Here it is still a bit chilly but the sunshine makes it seem a lot warmer and it certainly beats watching and being caught out in all that horrible rain 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of Tuesday and be good, just like me 😉

    Andro xxxx

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