Charles and I definitely want a 36″ gas range for the new kitchen. However, since we know it will be quite a while before we get to the kitchen, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a new appliance. So I was excited when browsing Craigslist one day I found a Jennaire 36″ gas range. It was white, and not the prettiest thing in the world, but it would certainly get the job done until we can afford an upgrade.
So Charles contacted the seller and we went to check it out one Sunday afternoon. The sale price was $90, which is super cheap…these retail for around $1600 new. The range looked to be in good shape. A few minor cracks and a couple of knobs needing to be replaced, but overall, a good option for us. (It even included the manuals!)
After we looked at it for a few minutes and decided we wanted it, Charles offered the guy $80. (I learned from my dad that you NEVER pay full price on Craigslist and everything is negotiable.) The guy seemed sort of put off and said that he would like to get at least $125 out of it. WHAT!?! It was listed for $90!!!! He didn’t seem to want to budge, so Charles played hardball and walked away, telling him to give us a call if he decided he could sell it for $80. Well it was only about 4 days later that we got a text from him saying it was ours for $80 if we wanted it. I was so proud of my hubby for his negotiating skills!! It really paid off and ended up getting us a fully functional gas range (in the size we want, which is hard to find) for an incredible price.
Check it out…and yes, it does include all of the knobs and burner covers, I was just too lazy to get them all out and put them on!
On a similar note, our apartment living room is starting to look like a used furniture and appliance shop! Oh how I long for storage!!