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.