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hey those that once brought a place, did you negotiate for a price of washing machine and dryer if (the seller of the house) said they said willing to sell. Or wing it and see if they leave it behind as it could be more of a hassle for the seller of the house to get removal etc

or shall I come up with a counter offer?

InaShah
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforall2 weeks ago

Probably best not to try and "wing it" unless they are asking a daft price . Many years ago I bought my present house and negotiated a price for the (excellent quality ) Lounge /Dining room carpet and a couple of sets of curtains .

Did not think that the fitted bedroom carpets were worth the asking price so I said so politely . TBH expecting them to be left . Nope they went and what use is a cheap fitted bedroom carpet in another house ?

If you want them and they are in working order try a counter offer . After all even if working now you have no idea if they will still work in a few months . If they are moving a houseful it is unlikely it will cost much more to take along a washer and a dryer . Perhaps they want new stuff in their next house ? and we all know a second hand washing machine or dryer is worth very little .

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

When we bought our first house we had the option of buying all the white goods in the house, but they wanted £2000 so we said no and bought new ones.

When we sold that house we informed any potential buyers that the white goods were being left and we didn't want any extra for them. When we bought our current house I made sure to ask what white goods, if any, were being left in the house and it was only the oven as it was integrated.

As they are moving house it is likely they will be taking furniture etc with them so taking the washing machine etc will not be anymore of a hassle for them. Do not wing it. The only items that have to be left in the house are items that are integrated, fitted (such as blinds, flooring, light fixtures) or items that would cause damage if removed.

Come up with a counter offer and see what happens, you can always make a slightly higher second offer if they reject the first.

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InaShah
InaShah
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2 weeks ago

Thanks for this... yeah was initially thinking my sis and I will just buy everything new but she was reading her documents and they said they were willing to sell it... So maybe they want everything new in their place. Also its a few years old and if that doesn't work after a few month will have to buy a new one with a warranty and on top the cost of a removal....

They are willing to sell it for £150 each....

if its faulty thats £300 + buying brand new and cost of removal.

Its just all about taking a chance. But chances of both breaking down soon is slimmer...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

InaShah if it is only a few years old then it should be fine, but we bought a new washing machine recently and for the machine, delivery and installation it was £250 and they would take the old one away for free. It just depends on whether you need a dryer or not and how often you would use it as they are expensive to run

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

I would counter offer. You have you have nothing to lose, as if they decide to take them, you can still get new, or secondhand on marketplace etc.

Always good to keep a decent relationship during the buying process, it could be worth it if any delays or problems come up, or if you are lucky, they could end up leaving more!

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Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

All items being left should be stated by the estate agent. If it’s not mentioned then get them to find out for you. Make the estate agent work for their high fee, I know you’re not the one paying the fee.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

These days you have to declare everything that is being left behind so they would be going against the 'rules' to just leave anything that hasn't already been declared. If you want to negotiate with them for their old appliances then I would do it direct with them, but find out how old the appliances are first!

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Yeah my sis has mentioned she doesn't mind anything being left behind as she is a FTB...

At the same time the warranty would of expired for a washer and dryer..

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sarah4701
sarah47012 weeks ago

With our house they wanted asking price . Which we didn't want to give, so we said if you leave some furniture we would may agree for asking price, they agreed they'd leave the sofa, table, one of the wardrobes and a bed as well. Worth an ask.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

When we last moved we were just lucky certain items had been left. I would never buy at an additional cost.

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

what did they leave behind?

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

We were left behind a washing machine and a fridge. We didn’t need the fridge but as it had a utility room we kept the washing machine and also had our own.

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoul2 weeks ago

always best to ask what they plan on doing with goods like that sometimes theyre willing to give you a really good discounted price and it saves them having to move more its out themselves, by winging it you could be left with nothing so its always wise to have a plan

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

true my only concern for washer and dryer they are willing to sell it for £150 each... so thats £300. Worse case scenario it breaks few months time = £300 + removal cost plus + 2 brand new items for both.

likelier situation: one breaks = £300 + removal cost + buy 1 new.

Best situation: Everything in order... £300 for both,( Is that a good deal? for 2nd hand?)

Or opting out: buy brand new from scratch without removal cost. + having warranty etc and choose your own model but pay the price.

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Chelchel
Chelchela week ago

InaShah £150 each, they're joking for 2nd hand right, I bought a brand new washing machine for £160 from currys.

I swear some people have no clue of the true value of items.

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Chelchel its Borsch brand and they got it in 2018.... (guessing thats when they brought their place and now upgrading for a bigger place)

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Chelchel my sis actually did ask for what serial number etc just to compare more accurately.....

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

I would negotiate. They obviously don’t want to bring them so will probably be happy to accept an offer. What would you be happy paying? Go with that. If they don’t accept, go with plan B and buy new.

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Mango4
Mango42 weeks ago

Think you need to negotiate a price a lot will depend on what Brand they are , the condition and the age really, compare this with what you are able to buy new for a similar price.

When we moved we negotiated on various items , the only thing we couldn't agree on was the dining room furniture , so they took that , a few weeks later saw it advertised for less than what we were willing to pay, but by then we didn't want it anyway .

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Thank you to everyone that responded!! Will need to think of the best game plan!!

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FG280
FG280a week ago

InaShah also have a look on marketplace & gumtree for the secondhand value of the items they are offering. Are they worth the £150? This will help you counter offer if you decide to do that!

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InaShah
InaShah
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a week ago

even then you cannot be certain as you don't have the warranty or good chance expired... its more the fact that its all a bit of a gamble and plus a hassle to wait for deliveries etc... waiting for the bed and choosing a bd is hard enough chore 😅

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telmel
telmela week ago

If i was the seller i would be grateful i had managed to sell and just leave it anyway , unless it was in bad condition

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

yes but if I have to replace it in less than 2 years... I wouldn't want to pay more than £150 total...

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a week ago

Did you decide what to do InaShah? You seem like a person who doesn’t like to take a gamble, so maybe you would be best buying new if you can afford it. Bear in mind that most white goods only come with a 12 month guarantee though.

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Yeah I think my sis is going to leave it. I prob would negotiate... Still hoping it just gets left behind if we make no comment 🙂

Thank you for your response....

I don't mind gambling hahaha... the Capricorn in me is too factual. Its not a life decision 🙂

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lilyflower
lilyflowera week ago

InaShah I got my large electricals from here and you get Advantage points https://www.bootskitchenappliances.com/l/washing_machines/1/1/?sort=bts_saleincvat I've had the Beko £199 3 years cost me (£170) - not had any problems. The cheapest Bosch is £349

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Thank you for this....

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Tom did the previous owner of your place leave the machines behind?

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Tom
Tom
Founder
a week ago

Hey InaShah hope you're very well 🙂 I negotiated that they left the washing machine, that was all.

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Tom ah right do you mind telling me approx how much for you agreed on or how much you would for a 2018 borsch now you'd offer individually.

Thank you! All well and hope you are too!!

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InaShah
InaShah
Original Poster
a week ago

Tom I know couple people told me they just left it but had to replace it in 2 years time but didn't pay at all. Still handy!

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Tom
Tom
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a week ago

InaShah it wasn’t really like that. When buying a house we went in lower than the asking price as per normal. We expected them to say “how about £X?”, above our offer, and already had in mind that counter price. We said “yes, if you can please include these things…”

But compared to the price of a house and the costs involved they were essentially freebies.

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