What is a recent bargain that you have found?

@terri0824 (4991)
United States
November 5, 2007 10:49am CST
My monitor had been going out for nearly two months. Sometimes I would have to bang on it to get rid of the black in it and get a clear screen. I got very tired of doing this so I went to Goodwill to see if they had one available. I figured I would have to pay at least $15 for one from there. So when I went this weekend to check to see if they had one, they had about 4 to choose from. And guess what I didn't have to pay $15 but only $5 for it. I am so happy with this bargain that I found. It works great! And no more banging on the monitor to get a clear screen. YES!!!! So please share what bargain you have found, and if it was cheaper than you anticipated!
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Last week I went to Dollar General for laundry soap. They had 90% clearance racks. I bought my daughter 4 shirts at 40 cents a piece. I bought my grandson two short and shirt outfits for next summer for 50 cents a piece. I was very happy with my finds.I love shopping at our Goodwill store.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing, you did get an awesome bargains.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
6 Nov 07
i have found a lot of great things at thrift stores and garage sales. i guess the best bargain that i have gotten was a free (yes, i said FREE) breadmaker! (we got it from friends) and we use it every week!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Nov 07
That's awesome, better than a bargain when it is free and something that you use.
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• Kuwait
5 Nov 07
WE just found the 25% discount to all mom. and i wonder why for all moms only?not for all, its not mother's day or holiday..its weird and we dont buy anything too. just dont feel like buying on that sale.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 Nov 07
That is a strange sale. Thanks for responding.
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• India
5 Nov 07
wow, its very nice you save money through bargain. Once I also did bargain in shopping of my shoes. he offer me Rs500 but after bargain i brought it only in Rs250. :)
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Nov 07
bargains are always nice to get! Glad you got one too!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
I have not been to Value Village (which is sort of like Goodwill here in Canada), as I did not have enough money to buy any bargains and in my idea, a good bargain is when someone bought something new,found it did not fit, sent it to Value Village and it was the right size and color for me as well as suited me and I only had to pay five dollars for it. It has not happened yet. But I was in Staples some months ago, and they were selling laser mice for half off. Got one for around $25 and usually they cost $60 or more. That was a bargain.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Thanks for sharing your bargain. By the way what is laser mice? LOL
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I guess I will never know what laser mice are~
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
A laser mouse is like an optical mouse, only it is run by a laser. The hole in the bottom is much smaller and since the hole at the bottom is only a pin prick, there is no chance for any dust to get in. If any, all you have to do is to wipe the bottom. It lasts longer then an optical mouse and you can get them from Logitech. I got mine at half price because it was an introductory special.
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• Australia
23 Nov 07
How good are bargains??!?! Gotta Love them!! my recent bargain was in a shopping trip with the girls. I got a skirt for work which was $30, a top for $25 and a pair of earrings for $10 and they were not even dodgy, they were really hot!!
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Glad you figure this as a bargain, for me I don't think I would pay that much for those items. But that is just me.
• Australia
29 Nov 07
You've gotta remember it is Australian Dollars, not american! also you wouldn't get them much cheaper for the style and quality it is very very cheap
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Mar 09
Haven't bought anything yet but there are some really nice washer/dryers at Expo (going out of business sale)...
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Oh gosh, that is what I really need since both my washer and dryer quit working recently.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
10 Jan 08
That is certainly a bargain for you! When my monitor went, I ended up getting a crappy used one for $25. I have gotten many bargains now that it is after the holidays. I just went to Clairs and bought 3 Chirstmas gifts for next year and some stocking stuffers and it was all $75 off! I only paid $20 for everything.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I forgot about Claires. I use to go there all the time and get a lot of things for a great discount!
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Hi Terri! I found a great bargain about a week or so ago on Ebay. My husband and I are trying to get more solar lighting around our home, especially outside. I was looking on Ebay because I have found good bargains on there before and I did again with some solar lighting. There was a lot of four solar powered lights that look like rocks to sit outside in your garden or whereever you need them. I bid on them and won all four for $6.99!! The shipping was added on, of course, and that made it $33.00, but still I thought it was a great bargain for four brand new solar powered rocks. SheliaLee
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I've never seen solar powered rocks before, I bet they are pretty. Does sound like a bargain to me!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
23 Nov 07
A recent bargain which i struck and was very happy about is a jewellery set which i managed to buy from the actual jewellery maker. He charged me just 5% for polish while others would charge 12 to 15% and he also deducted the weight of stones to calculate the cost of jewellery. A really good bargain for me i would say.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Glad you were able to find a bargain, nothing better than a bargain these days.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Fixing your own computer is frugal - Learning fix your own computer is frugal and saves you a massive amount of money over the years. I've saved thousands.
I found when you buy family size you get better deals. The more units per package you purchase, the less you pay per unit. This I found particularly so with toilet tissue and catchup. I check the price per unit, and it is so 90% of the time. * I also buy CD's and DVD's on line in near industrial quantities for the same deals. The more you buy, the less you pay per unit. I have to store a tremendous amount of data. It also saves on shipping, as large orders are usually shipped at low shipping cost or free, as I choose the slow option. * Admittedly, shopping for CD's and DVD's and various other items online is not perhaps the greenest of options. I do it because my town can be somewhat limited in selection and very high in price as the stores in my area bring their crap from out of town. Online shopping also saves me paying store overhead when I buy PC products as well. * Another bargain I found myself availing of is repairing my own computer. Every time I make my own software repair or replacing my own CD/DVD drive or hard drive I save myself $200 plus dollars. A computer repair shop charges a minimum of $180 per hour. That doesn't include parts for the computer.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
7 Oct 09
Well, that is a Good deal for sure. I for one will always wait for Good Sales and try and buy any of my Computer items New including monitors as I prefer the Flat screened ones, especially since all of my Computers are Vista or XP. But I did recently get a Computer chair that I am having delivered from Staples tomorrow that cost me $79 and was normally $129 chair. So I got a higher quality chair for less than the price of most average New chairs everywhere, and cannot wait to get it and put it together and start using it.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Hello Terri. I had a monitor go out on me completely granted I have two computers so I wasn't worried about it, but at a local thrift store they put stuff outside that they give away and I got me a monitor there and it was free. My honey and I sometimes are on the computer at the same time so we needed that monitor. I have gotten two monitors from there one was for my sister in law and hers works too. So we have been blessed with a good monitor. I also received many free things from friends that were moving to the city. They had some real good stuff that they didn't want to take with them. One thing they gave us was a big bag of candle molds. They also gave us a large box full of wax and even the wicks. Boy I felt like I was a kid in a candy store with all the great stuff they gave us.Hope you have a great day Terri!