There are people who aren't handy and just pay that kind of price.. I kinda
feel sorry for them..
Then there are people who just want the job done and the old stuff hauled
away and don't care about the price.. I say, do it that way and stimulate
Then there are those who really can't afford to pay that much and should
learn how to do the install themselves. A dishwasher replacement would be
the simplest but might require several trips to the HD for the right hook up
The range hood might seem simplest but often requires electrcial wiring (not
plug), also may involve a little work adapting the duct.
The range, since it isn't free standing is the most involved and will
require the installation of the electric cable or gas line.. Here is where
you might want to call in the Pro. A really handy and trusted friend might
be able to do it but I don't recommend this for the beginner, because of the
The hauling is always the problem for those with only a sedan but this is
the time you call in favors with your neighbor, friend or relative with a
mini van or PU. Maybe you pay someone $50 to do the hauling for you..
If you are considering trying it yourself, I would recommend you first
investigate the appliance removal and at this point you will see what
electrical or plumbing will be involved.. If you screw up the old, no great
loss since the delivery/installer will be hauling it away anyway. Just
careful not to damage any water or drain lines that the new appliance will
hook up to.
As far as delivery cost go, I would look for a rebate or waver of these..
Dealers are competative and may have some 'wiggle room'. I've never paid a
delivery, however, it may have been concealed in the price. I almost always
have my own truck and a hand dolly can be rented for a few bucks.
An ad (for free) or phone call will get rid of the old appliance. Most
charity/thrief stores will pickup..
My opinion and experience. FWIW