My husband has been blessed with the gift of bargain-finding.
Our main TV died (huge old tube-style). After lots of research and shopping he found a 42″ 3D Plasma flat screen. Original price? $899. On clearance for $399. As if that wasn’t good enough, he took the two pairs of 3-D glasses that came with the television and sold them on ebay for $120. Final cost $280. (We didn’t really care about the 3-D feature and the kids can wear those paper glasses right 🙂
While shopping for above TV (on date-night I might add) I said sweetly “When our DVD player dies, I’d really like to get a Blu-Ray player honey.” He found a $79 3-D Blu-Ray player that came with a bonus Blu-Ray DVD of the Director’s Cut Edition of “AVATAR”. Sold that on ebay for $74. Final price? $5 (Actually he bought two and sold the second DVD and player for a profit of $80.)
I put him to the test once again when, during my chair reupholstering adventures, I rather forcefully said “I want a NEW sewing machine!”
“I see them all the time at thrift stores,” he said. Which made me kind of glare at him, I’ll admit. At that moment I was not in the mood to be patient and wait for his hunting to pay off again.
But I had my mom’s machine so I was okay. I spent a bit of time doing some research. I don’t need anything super complicated but the one I had (WHICH he bought for $20 at a pawn shop 19 years ago) did a basic stitch and a zig-zag – that’s IT.
Yesterday he was out running errands (that’s code for bouncing from thrift store to thrift store) when he called me and told me to get on the computer and look up a certain sewing machine. Actually TWO sewing machines. Both were even better than I really needed.
Price? $9.99 each.
They are both selling used for $110-120 on eBay. So I had him buy both. After I try them out I’ll keep one and then the other is going to my friend Stace who’s been wanting one too.
He gets the Hero of the Week award…again.