I practically stole it

I admit, I love to shop.

Thank goodness we're not rich.

Or maybe that's why we're not.

Anyshop, the best part of shopping when the words sale, deal, or cheap are included. Naturally when the yearly carnival is going on up the street, I am all over that flea market like white on rice!

Last year I found some kick ass brown, lace-up, knee high dress boots. Not only did they look brand new, but they were a buck. Seriously, who in their right mind could pass that up?! Not me!

Sadly this year, I didn't see anything for me. I was kind of hoping for some balls of yarn. I crochet. It's my hobby. Want to see?

No dice, but that didn't stop me from picking up some things. I found a game that the boy has been begging to get since last Christmas.


Wally World's price - $19.87

What I paid - $1


Amazon's price - $49.99
marked down to $9.95

Good deal

But I paid $4!!!

And finally I got this box thingy for my mom. Don't ask me what the technical name is. I have to fucking clue! All I know is she collects these glass boxes that have a hinged lid. I found one at the flea market that screamed


Christmas tree Christmas tree

On the bottom, you wind it up
and it plays "O Christmas Tree".

I know.
I am awesome!

So what do you think I paid for that beauty? The last time I bought my mom one of those, it was a Santa, maybe 3 inches tall. 40 beans! That hurt the Christmas budget, especially since I said I wanted it before asking what the price was. Oops!

But I didn't break the bank this year! 2 bucks!

For shits and giggles, let's break down the math. We will assume the pillow isn't on sale and the tree is at least 40 bucks.

What I could have spent - $109.86

What I actually spent - $7

The look on my face - Priceless

Damn, I'm good!


Kmama said...

Good for you. Those are great deals. Does she collect limoges?

Oka said...

I hand out ornaments like that tree for Teacher's/Bus Drivers gifts at Christmas.

Brandy said...

wooohooo. you rock.

Day 2 Day Living said...

You are my kind of shopper! I love steals and deals. I'm a red tag shopper all the way!