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In at the New House

February 15th, 2015 at 08:39 pm

I moved into the new house on Thursday. It was an all day affair with the movers. I had a coupon from a home owners website that offered 10% off with the moving company I chose (they will pay 10% of the cost to the company) which was one of the thank you gifts from my mortgage company. They started the move at 845 am and finished with everything in the house at 615 pm. Was a very long day.

Then the driver didn't want to accept the coupon even though I had a confirmation from the owner that they accept it. He hemmed and hawed and I finally picked up the phone and called the owner emergency line. He called right back and suddenly didn't remember saying yes. I had the email confirmation and sent it to him to "jog his memory" about the conversation. I finally said accept the coupon or instruct your drivers to repack and reload all my stuff back to the house-then the move never took place. They accepted the coupon. All it means is they call the home buying company, give them my 15 digit code and immediately get the10% paid to them. It does nothing for them but saved me $80.

I have spent the past few days unpacking and moving things around the way I want them. I bought a desk/table yesterday that I love. It is a small table built in 1860s used at a library. It has three drawers a large working area and plenty of space. It will hold all my work times and my printer and still give me space to work. Love it! Offered half price and asked for free delivery and they agreed. :-)

Today I received an email from Home Depot that the items I had "put in my shopping cart" three weeks ago were on sale. They were the same ones I purchased at Lowes on Feb 1. I looked at the prices, saw they were $100 cheaper for the washer and dyer each, and called Lowes for a price adjustment and they gave me their current prices which was $1.20 cheaper than Home Depot. :-) So I got back a little of over $225 on my credit card.

Then I asked them about a 10% off coupon from my home buyers welcome gift that I forgot to use. After some discussions back and forth the appliance manager agreed to do it if I brought in the coupon tomorrow. That will be another $270 back as well. In total I will have received $3790 worth of refrigerator/washer/dryer for about $1900 after all is said and finished. Not bad I think. And I got the refrigerator I really wanted for $1300 on sale instead of $2300. I never would have paid $2300 it just happened to be on sale on their website and a local store had the same model.

I will not be buying anything for e house for a while.

Taxes were sent to my accountant and I have an appointment in a couple weeks to review with her and push the button on submission to IRS and state. I know there is a bunch coming back.

6 Responses to “In at the New House”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sorry to hear you had such trouble with the removalists but congratulations on your big savings & moving into your house, hope you're loving it!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Good work on your savings! How annoying that the moving company behaved that way.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I would report to the home owner's website that the moving company tried to renege on the coupon even though you had a confirmation code. They should know about it. It is entirely possible that the moving company was trying to get you to pay full price and then turn around and go to the home owner's website and still get them to pay 10%. Either way, shifty behavior should not go unreported. They will try this again.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the trouble with the moving company. I remember years ago there were stories about moving companies quoting one price, then jacking it up before they would unpack one's items and hold them ransom for the higher pricer.

  5. Kiki Says:

    LR I sent a note to the club and told them what happened. The responded that they would follow up and probably cancel their involvement. Which means they would be off the preferred business section of the website.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice work on the savings!

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