Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10 Places to Bargain Shop, #7

Day seven. Only three more days to go after today. Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen, we are officially on the downhill slope! No words - today's post is a short one.

7.) Newspapers - More especially: the Classifieds section. You never really know what will be listed. Anything from pets to musical instruments to houses are for sale. In fact, we bought a large, black dog kennel for $25.00 from a listing in our local classified section. We, also, bought our couch and loveseat from an older couple for $500.00. It was kind of expensive, but had no stains or rips, was the exact color/size we wanted, came with extra throw pillows, and has some beautiful, intricate carvings in the wood along the bottom and arms. I would guess they paid at least a grand per piece.

In all honesty, we usually only check the Classified section when we are in need of a bigger item and don't want tov pay full retail price. For example: The Husband and I would LOVE to have a side-by-side refrigerator instead of the top freezer one because there is more space. We have budgeted aside $250.00 for one, but don't really want to pay over $150.00-$200.00. In stores, they cost over a thousand. No way, José, are we paying that!  So, we arepatiently watching the local classified ads for one in our price range. Luckily, since it's a want and not a need, we don't have to be in any hurry to buy one and have the option to wait for a cheap one. Good reason to pre-plan, hint hint.

See? Not so bad today. Tomorrow won't be so bad, either; so, look forward to it!  Thanks for

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