Thursday, 10 September 2009

Fridge Scrappage Scheme

It is an idea which has revitalised the motor industry.

Now retailers are copying the cash-for-bangers scheme by offering financial incentives to replace your old fridge, freezer or washing machine.

Up to £200 will be available for used appliances and white goods.
Comet has signed a deal with manufacturer BSH Home Appliances to offer a 20 per cent price cut on leading brands such as Bosch, Siemens and Neff.

The move follows calls from the British Retail Consortium for the Government to offer a white goods scrappage scheme to encourage a switch to energy-efficient devices.

In August, Sony launched its own scheme for TVs.

Retailers and manufacturers also want VAT to be removed from new appliances to encourage consumers to switch to greener models.

The Comet scheme would seek to emulate the car scrappage scheme, which has encouraged motorists to buy fuel-efficient cars.

It would also include free collection and recycling of the old appliances. The 20 per cent discount will be offered on any one of 340 appliances from Bosch, Siemens or Neff.

Deals include a scrappage saving of £74.80 on a Bosch WAA24270GB washing machine, bringing the price down to £299.20.

A Siemens SN26M290GB dishwasher will be reduced from £619.90 to £495.90, a saving of £124.

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