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Buyer wants our range cooker!

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WillowB Fri 30-Sep-16 14:28:59

Just sold our house in the last few days to a couple who are first time buyers. Received a phone call from our agent yesterday who had been contacted by our buyers who'd asked if we would leave our rangemaster cooker behind!!
Am I right in thinking this is a bit cheeky?! The cooker is listed on the house description as possibly being available by separate negotiation and when I showed them around I made it clear that it would depend on the house we bought & whether we would need to take it with us.
At the moment we've not had an offer accepted on the house we want but it's a doer upper so would need a new kitchen in which case. I would like to hang on to my lovely range!
Am I being mean not throwing it in? They are first time buyers but they're getting a fridge,freezer, dishwasher & wine cooler as they are all integrated into the kitchen.
Not sure what to do confused

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 30-Sep-16 14:30:18

if they want it they must pay for it imo...cheeky, but if you don't ask you don't get.

Felascloak Fri 30-Sep-16 14:30:25

Just say no
Or negotiate a price and put it towards a brand new range for your new house

Cherylene Fri 30-Sep-16 14:37:31

Was it a higher price one, and how old is it?

I would give an opening offer price.

Penfold007 Fri 30-Sep-16 14:38:10

Moving a range must be very tricky and expensive might it not be worth offering to sell it to them and putting the money towards a lovely new range for your new kitchen?

Cherylene Fri 30-Sep-16 14:43:26

sorry - misread it. If you want to take it with you, then take it. You can get a second-hand one for 2-300 quid.

LittleBearPad Fri 30-Sep-16 14:44:48

If you want to take it, take it.

If you don't then ask for some cash for it.

WillowB Fri 30-Sep-16 14:45:10

It's a rangemaster Toledo approx 7 yes old. From what the estate agent said they want it including in the sale. There's been no offer to pay for it.

WillowB Fri 30-Sep-16 14:46:31

Ok, seems the consensus is its ok to take it. Wasn't sure if it was the done thing to leave a cooker behind!

LittleBearPad Fri 30-Sep-16 14:51:38

Well just cos they want it included in the sale doesn't mean you have to sell it for nothing.

Think about what you actually want, what's best for you re taking it / leaving it.

Then if you decide to leave it decide if you'all leave it for free or will want something for it.

Perfectly reasonable.

LittleBearPad Fri 30-Sep-16 14:53:14

And if it's going to be £1,600 odd to replace it then I'd ask for something from the buyers.

idontlikealdi Fri 30-Sep-16 14:53:30

They're not cheeky for asking, just tell them how much you want.

LIZS Fri 30-Sep-16 14:54:10

Just offer to sell it at a cost. By the time you've removed and reinstalled it you could replace it with a newer model.

thatsn0tmyname Fri 30-Sep-16 14:54:17

They can't be serious buyers if they would risk losing your house on the basis of a cooker. They need to purchase it separately. Does your new house have room for a range? Would it be better to buy new for the new house?

ShowMeTheElf Fri 30-Sep-16 14:58:09

You'd be mad to take less than 1K for it given that you know its service history etc and they would be mad to pay that as buying second hand is a risk and they could get a brand new lesser brand (SMEG etc) for less than that.
Ask for 1K but expect them to say no.

anyusernamewilldo Fri 30-Sep-16 14:59:25

It is not cheeky of them to ask IMO, as is a pain to sort when you just want to move in a get on with things, and the range matches and fits well etc. but it is to not offer anything for it, when I bought my first house I did want the cooker and tumble dryer left (it was a gas tumbler so not easily available then) so I asked if it would be possible and how much, did not cross my mind that they would just throw them in.
I would not ask now though and am delighted if the buyer want these sorts of things, as I can start over with new.

MrsHulk Fri 30-Sep-16 15:00:03

It's not cheeky at all. It's completely normal for buyers to ask whether you can leave behind things they want. You can just tell them your price, or say no. No need to be annoyed at them about it.

MadAsABagOfCats Fri 30-Sep-16 15:06:16

If they want it, tell them it is not included in the sale of the property. If they wish to keep the stove, You will require £X in addition to the sale of the property. To avoid wasting time, tell them you need to know if they wish to purchase the stove by X date, in case you need to re-arrange about the removal.

wowfudge Fri 30-Sep-16 16:04:56

For a seven year old used cooker I'd ask them for a few hundred pounds for it and get a brand new one for the new kitchen.

JT05 Fri 30-Sep-16 18:20:53

We were in the same position, with the same range! In the end we left it because our stuff was going into storage and it was a hassle to get it disconnected. I thought I'd just get a brand new one, when we found another house.
It turned out that the new house had an amazing collection of ovens and induction hob!

I'd ask for about £400 and save yourself the bother of moving it.

kmini Fri 30-Sep-16 19:46:55

Ask them for an offer. It's a business deal, no need to worry about being mean!

ChuckBiscuits Fri 30-Sep-16 19:52:07

The cooker is listed on the house description as possibly being available by separate negotiation

How are they expected to negotiate without asking you if you would be prepared to leave it? Surely the response will be 'yes for £x' and then they respond to that with 'aye' or 'nay'.

i don't understand what the issue is?

WillowB Fri 30-Sep-16 22:15:42

Sorry, thought I'd made this clear in my other posts. They want us to include it in the sale. No offer of money has been made. I wouldn't be asking about this if it had as of course it would be reasonable of them to ask if we were prepared to sell it. No issue there.

allegretto Fri 30-Sep-16 22:19:56

You should suggest a price, not them! Not cheeky at all.

AGirlCalledJohnny Fri 30-Sep-16 22:28:14

As allegretto said, tell them what you want for it, and if they don't want to pay for it, take it with you. Nowt complicated about it.

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