Buying a stove Installing the cord

I looked at a stove at Home Depot the other day. I was ready to buy one. They have "free" delivery and they carry away the existing stove.
The stove I was looking at was around 600 bucks. The "free" delivery was a gift card that you had to use in the store.
Then they wanted to charge me another 15 bucks for the cord. I said...why can't you use the one that is on the existing stove.
They said it would void the warrantee. I walked out.
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They're not going to use your old cord for the obvious liability concerns that it might generate, and a new $15 cord for a new stove isn't much of a ripoff plan.
Are you sure you even need a cord? You might have enough wire to connect straight to the terminal block. As installations go, stoves are pretty straightforward. -----
- gpsman
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go online they have better deals, usualy the first of the month, print or photo the deal on your camera phone, you might find it for 10% less. you can negotiate and not take a card.
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That's standard procedure where I live in CA. They will not re-use an old cord on appliances when they're installing, but if it voids the warranty when you do it yourself, I wouldn't take a chance, though it is annoying.
Cheri
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on 4/15/2008 11:59 AM Terry said the following:

My dual electric wall oven from Sears did not come with a cord either. I suppose that it is to insure that a qualified electrician installs it. Fortunately, my wife's nephew is a union electrician. He had to buy the cord, 220 w breaker, and junction box to install it.
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Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
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Well you are now off to a good start. Try your local reputable dealer and you'll find you can get the same services and pay about the same. The big box stores don't have any bargains.
You may or may not need a new cord as that depends on what you have. At $15, it is a typical price for them. Many small dealers now belong to buying co-ops such as Brand Source, and offer the same prices as the big box stores and usually offer far better service. Next day delivery? My local dealer often delivers the same day if you are in early.
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