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Old Nov 28th 2012, 12:06 am
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Having just bought a house fully equipped with a 100% Kiwi kitchen, you know the sort, 50 years old made to last ugly bloody thing painted in gloss with more storage than a large container ship.

So now my mate from Barnsley is staying with us we're going to fit a kitchen as he's a fully trainer carpenter, we've priced all the doors, units and worktops up from Mitre 10 which has come up at $2500. My question is do Mitre 10 have a big sale on after Xmas? We're wanting to fit the kitchen during Xmas so could do with it buying before then but I need to know if they do have a big sale every year what discount I can ask for.

I'm on a tight budget so every bit I can save will be a huge help.
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Old Nov 28th 2012, 12:25 am
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Mitre 10 do have a Xmas clearance sale, but I would doubt if it included joinery.

We tried Mitre10, but found that going to a independent kitchen specialist worked out cheaper and had heaps more options went we did our renovation.

But it was hard work, probably saw seven different companies, some were completely useless, others would not email us the plans, we had to go in to view them. The company that won our business, emailed the plans so the process of approving everything was very quick.
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Old Nov 28th 2012, 12:32 am
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I've been quoted $7000 by a builder so getting the stuff ourselves and fitting ourselves is going to be the best option, I don't trust Kiwi tradesmen as they seem to dream up the figures they charge.

So if I can get a discount out of them for not much more than $3500 I should have a brand new U shaped kitchen with a new dishwasher and built in cooker all fitted.
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Don't know much about post Christmas Sales at, 'D.I.Y. it's in our DNA' but you could ask for a discount. I've learned to stick my neck out when buying furniture or a laptop from an independent retailer at least. I've had good work from any tradesman that has come to the house to do work here in NZ. I didn't think the cost was to bad either for the professional rates and materials I paid.

Your new kitchen sounds great. We just redecorated the old one after an electrician had re-jigged the the sockets and the light switches. He also installed two ceiling lights that I got from, 'Big is good.' A gas fitter dealt with the gas cooker we had supplied and fitted (it's got an electric oven but you can't have everything I suppose !). The same company put the stainless steel splashback and electric rangehood in. It's all good !
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Our Mitre 10, i went in said i'm buying a dozen doors, what's the best price you can give me? Without hardly batting an eyelid, I got 15% off, which is the price they'll agree to beat any better quote by. I'd be surprised if you could get better than that...
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yes I always ask for money off, If you don't ask your don't get. worse thing they can say is No
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Originally Posted by barnsleymat View Post
Having just bought a house fully equipped with a 100% Kiwi kitchen, you know the sort, 50 years old made to last ugly bloody thing painted in gloss with more storage than a large container ship.

So now my mate from Barnsley is staying with us we're going to fit a kitchen as he's a fully trainer carpenter, we've priced all the doors, units and worktops up from Mitre 10 which has come up at $2500. My question is do Mitre 10 have a big sale on after Xmas? We're wanting to fit the kitchen during Xmas so could do with it buying before then but I need to know if they do have a big sale every year what discount I can ask for.

I'm on a tight budget so every bit I can save will be a huge help.
Depends on how much of a hurry you are in, but we 'collected' most of the units over a few months second hand from builder, trademe etc and put new doors handles and tops on them. Still cost about the same as you quoted, just meant we could get nicer tops and doors that the standard ones and the odd random hole in the back of the cupboards doesn't bother me..
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