[item] 1956 retro GE built-in over and electric stovetop in turquoise blue
[purchase info] Purchased on eBay
[time in my possession] Approximately 4.5 years ago
[last used] Never
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Medium / hard
[info] I bought this when I was having a new house built. The builder never started building the house, so I had to find an existing house, as I had a limited amount of time to move. This has an interesting story behind it.
The people that owned it before me live in Minnesota. I found this set on eBay for $300. The house I was building had a place for a built in oven, but I couldn’t justify the amount of money it would take to ship it to Texas. I happened to mention this to some friends (whom I had only known about a month) that just moved here from Minnesota. They asked where in Minnesota, as they had to go back in a week and move their stuff here. I told them. Turns out it was 3 miles off their path and they offered to pick it up.
My grandma, who was visiting around this time gave me some money toward it as a housewarming gift. Needless to say, I was disappointed when I realized I couldn’t use this. Most of the homes now have the space for the range unit, not built-ins. Well, not in my price range anyway. (pun intended)
I really struggle with getting rid of this. I know I have no use for it, but the fact that people are involved with it makes it a really difficult decision. I haven’t listed it on craigslist yet, but I plan to in the next few days. I’ll be asking $100 for both the oven and stovetop. Both are in working order.