Re: 2 questions - Posted by Tony Colella
Posted by Tony Colella on March 21, 2006 at 10:12:37:
I don’t get too many gas stoves in my area but I would approach this problem much like I do an electrical issue.
If you fix it, especially (as you admitted) you have little experience with this problem, you are placing both your buyer/tenant and yourself at great risk.
I have learned the hard way. Unless the stove needs something very minor, I buy a used one from Habitat for Humanity (usually about $75) or a used appliance store. The used appliance stores often deliver for free and will take the old stove out after installing the new (these stores tend to cost more however).
Once the price of the used appliance store gets too high, then I consider buying a new, inexpensive stove. They also install the new and haul off the old (usually for a fee of about $50).
I will no longer spend $100 on an old stove.
If you are Lonnie dealing this home, then I would simply haul the old stove out and sell it “as is” and let the buyer buy their own.
“Tell you what, I know that this home needs a stove, if you will buy your own I will knock $500 off the purchase price.”
We can work the terms to make out profit and they get what they want.
For what its worth, my approach to refridgerator is very similar.