Don’t you love it when you get a great deal? The thrill of finding something at a great price or even Free can bring out the frugal in all of us!
I love to watch shows like Antiques Roadshow and hear the stories of people paying $1 for something at a garage sale or thrift store and finding out it is worth much more. Are those stories rare? I am not sure. So I am asking all of you as you are reading this to think back to when you got a great deal and then comment below. I think we would love to hear what great things you have come across. Your story might inspire others to look in place they had not thought of before.
I will start…
A few years ago I wanted an outdoor living room set. You know, the kind with a love seat, 2 chairs and a coffee table, all made for outdoors. Well, I had looked at many stores for many months and everything was out of my budget. One night our family was coming home around 9:30 from yet another trip looking for a great deal. My husband always drives home a different way than me and I usually get annoyed because I think my way is faster! Well, as we were driving down this street I looked to my right and could have sworn I saw a furniture set sitting by the curb that looked just like what I was wanting. I asked my husband to turn around. We got out and looked at it in the dark. The cushions were in bad shape, but the body was fine and the coffee table even had a glass top. My husband knocked on the door at 9:30pm, just for me, and the lady was thrilled that someone was interested in it. Ok…ready for it…We bought the entire set for $20! Their dog had chewed up the seats and she was as happy to get rid of it as I was to have it!
Now at this point I could tell you I was really frugal and bought foam and recovered the seats myself, but it was just about my birthday and my dad gave me a birthday present of new seats! I have now had the set a few years. My kids have managed to do to it what the other family’s dog could not, tear up an arm, but I still love the set and love telling everyone how I got it.
OK, your turn!