I'll admit it. I'm a cheapskate. I hate paying full price for stuff. So I'm always on the lookout for a bargain. And finding one makes me all kinds of happy.
Last weekend I went looking for a new duvet cover since our favorite Ikea one had several huge holes in it. I went to a couple of different stores, both having sales on bedding and found a few really nice duvet covers at 50% off. "hmm..." I thought. "50% off $160 is $80. That's okay."
But I kept looking around and finally spied some duvet covers that were on a bottom shelf, covered with various pricing stickers. They were the end of a line, a gorgeous purple (my favorite color) and reduced from $89.95 to... you won't believe this... $17!
You'd better believe I went home happy!
Today my friend and I went out to our favorite second-hand clothing store to hunt for bargains. It's a huge, barn-like place out in an industrial area. It's stuffed full of all kinds of clothes, most of them fairly tacky or worn out, but if you take the time to really look, gems can be found.
Like today. I found a pair of pants from one of my favorite designers, near new, for $7.50. I was looking at the same pants in the actual Ricochet store just a couple of weeks back and lamenting that I just don't have $200 to spend on pants. Score! They're about half a size too big, but I don't mind. They just sit well on my hips and are very comfortable.
I came home with 6 things, including the Ricochet pants. Total spend? $58.30. So I'm a happy girl. And because I saved so much money, I think I'm going to go out and buy these.
Do you like finding a bargain? What's your best bargain purchase?
I LOVE finding a bargain, and I've gotten some nice clothes from 2nd-hand stores. I'm lucky - I sew, so I've been burrowing in old boxes recently and coming up with material to make some simple tunic and pants type stuff. Spending zero is the best bargain you can get! lolReplyDelete
I wish I could sew! My friend Julia tried to teach me once, and even left her sewing machine with me when she went on tour, but I just made a horrible mess of everything I attempted. Maybe in my next lifetime....Delete
Who doesn't like a bargain? That duvet sounds like an awesome find and purple (my fav colour too!). Happy bargain hunting.ReplyDelete
It's a good color, but it's made of this really shiny fabric and the duvet keeps sliding off the bed! I guess that might be the reason it was on sale.Delete
I love a bargain. My son totally needs a new duvet, so I hear you on the $17 deal. Good job. We just scored tons of free books on Craigslist, so I'm pretty happy.ReplyDelete
Free is the best bargain of all!Delete