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One reader saved $185 price matching big ticket item!

Posted December 2, 2011

Here's a great price matching example from one of our Smart Shopper readers, Dee. She saved $185 price matching a new electric range!  Home Depot price matched the competitor's price and took off another 10%!  Here is the e-mail I received from Dee today:

"Hi Faye,

Just wanted to tell you about my experience this week buying a new electric range. Wasn’t planning on that purchase but had a casserole dish fall on my glass cooktop and break it! I live in Fuquay so I found the one I wanted at Home Depot for 499.00. Shopping online I found it for 349.99 at Best Buy. Long story short, Home Depot reluctantly agreed to honor their price matching policy and I got it for 314.00! The Fuquay Home Depot didn’t flinch at all about doing it but didn’t have one in stock, so I was sent to the Cary store. I had to go through the manager who still wanted to just match the price, but I was very polite and as we continued to talk he agreed to go the 10%. Probably didn’t hurt that I was there with my truck to get it and they had already pulled it up to the front after the call from the Fuquay store. Just wanted to let you know, as so many stores are touting price matching and it can often save extra driving if you think to call your local stores to see if they will honor their price match policies.



PS I did check about getting the range fixed, but just to order the part was going to be 275.00 before shipping!"

Note to self - do not get a glass top range when I remodel the kitchen someday.......


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  • gailygoo Dec 3, 2011

    A great site is It will send you an email if the price has gone down and you are entitled to a refund. We got 189 back when we bought our TV. First 100 then 89. It's a pretty cool site if you want to make sure you are getting the best buy. and yes I spelled it right. That is not a typo.

  • Oxymoron02 Dec 2, 2011

    When we bought our home, the stove was ancient and it was top of the list for things to be replaced. The house has gas, and piping gas to the kitchen would have been trivial. Hubby didn't want a gas stove with teenagers, he also did not want a regular coil electric range, so glass-top it is.

    He didn't believe me when I said that, while they're pretty, they're not all that awesome to keep clean. Teenagers don't clean up spills. We also had some older cookware of the "likely to scratch the stove" variety, and he just wouldn't listen.

    I like my glasstop more than a standard range, but I really do just want a gas range.

    I've thought about getting an induction cooktop, but that further necessitates replacing all my pans. The limited choice inherent in shopping for specialty pans makes it unlikely.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 2, 2011 range as a gift = just fine in my book. :-)

  • t0tAlChA0s Dec 2, 2011

    I'm just going to pretend I didn't read this post..." note to self - no glass ranges" I just got one a month ago. LOL (It was givin to me tho).

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 2, 2011

    Yikes J. Reminder note to self - no glass ranges. I drop bowls more often than I would like, so definitely not a good option for our house.

  • j3434 Dec 2, 2011

    NICE JOB!!! and yes, faye, that happened to my mom as well...the broken range top part.