Friday, March 21, 2008

Beds and bargains

Did I ever get a sweet deal the other day! Yes, those who know me well, know that I LOVE A GOOD DEAL! I am always on the lookout for some sort of deal on something or other! So I went into this 2nd hand/pawn shop last week and was looking around. 2nd hand shop my butt! Not even prices I would expect to be in a 2nd hand shop. So when this lady who works there came up and asked me how I was going I said fine and then told her what I thought of the prices in the sweetest way possible. Turns out they sell some new items as well. I guess that makes them think that they can charge an arm and a leg for the used stuff?? Go figure. Then I saw the deal of the month. A brand new, solid wood twin bed for $229. And as if that wasn't good enough, it included the mattress as well! So we went back the next morning and asked how many they had which was 3 and we ended up buying the lot! Cool. I felt good about that.
Actually, speaking of 2nd hand stuff, I have a pet peeve I'd like to put out there and wonder if others feel the same way? or is it just my frugal self who thinks that most people who have garage sales or wanna sell their "crap" thinks they deserve waaaay more than what their crap is really worth? 2nd hand shops are the same way, especially around here. It's so stupid, some of the stuff its like, 'r u joking?!!' Like who could forget the body parts...

I mean 5 bucks! Those must be some other customers arms and legs they used to pay for their crap and now the store is selling THEM! Honestly though, that particular store is the worst for high prices. I actually ended up renting a costume from the Salvation Army a week ago for Candace who needed to dress up for a report she was doing at school. So while I was standing there waiting for them to do their thing, I asked how much of the money they pull in actually goes towards helping people out. They couldn't even answer me! And this was the manager I was speaking to! All she could say that she sounded pretty sure on was that 60% of the profits go towards maintaining the business. Rent, electric, phones employees (not everyone is volunteer). Well, whatever, I could drive myself CRAZY thinking about stuff like this and fretting over the fact that things in this country are just not cheap. And believe you me, sometimes I DO! But at least I get to go home at night and take solace in the fact that I'm sleeping on a $20 king size mattress and box spring! ha ha ha ha ha (That was by far the BEST garage sale find ever...for me at least!)


Nana said...

email me your phone Number please? Happy Easter!

dan robyn & melia said...

I still can't get over those body parts.