best buy

@trinihd (996)
United States
January 14, 2008 6:12am CST
What's your best bargain ever? Or your top 5. I was using my salad shooter this weekend (which I acquired years ago) and thinking about how it really was my best bargain, or at least one of my top 5, because I got it at a yard sale for $3. I don't think I have ever topped that, not for a kitchen appliance anyway! Of course if you get it free through Freecycle, that's different, but what is the best bargain you ever got for something you had to pay for. I mean in terms of what the item was worth, what you paid for it and how well it worked out.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Jan 08
My best bargain was years ago when I got a whole big box of cross stitch charts, fabric and threads for $2.00 b/c the woman decided she didn't want to do it anymore and wanted to get rid of it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Wow! I have no idea how much that would normally cost, but it sounds like an amazing deal! It's great when we find things other people are tired of that we think would be a perfect thing for us to use!
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• United States
14 Jan 08
I just love garage sales. I haven't been to one in a while and I really need to start going again. I got a microwave for 5 bucks back in 1992 and it lasted me 4 years! Last year I got a duster (coat) that was lined and everything for a buck. It was a London Fog.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Cool! I got my salad shooter around 1997, and it still works great! That coat sounds like a great deal!
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• United States
14 Jan 08
A couple years ago I wanted to buy a Futon. I saw one in a sales add for $200 and decided to get it. It was a good looking futon. So I call the store and they told me I could come pick it up that day. When I got down there they realized they didn't have it in stock and since they had told me I could come and get it they offered me another futon that was much better, I think the price of it was 400 or 500 dollars and they gave it to me for the price of the other one. The only thing is I had to take the cushion from the $200 one which was know problem. I believe that was my best buy.
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@trinihd (996)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Wow! That's a pretty good deal! Lucky for you!
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@sallysue (326)
• Canada
24 Jan 08
Hi: That's such a difficult question. I am an avid yard saler and second hand store shopper. I have found wonderful things. I just purchased a new kitchen set really beautiful, quality made for $30. It fit my kitchen great. I bought a brand new, still in a sealed box, US Robotics modom for $2. I thought that was a pretty good deal. If you check out the second hand stores on a regular basis you can get some wonderful bargains.
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• United States
12 Mar 08
I recently picked up a video game from a known retail store that scanned for $1, that was about a $49 price drop. Its going for $10 on ebay so I'm going to list it sometime soon.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I think my best bargain was the comforter set I bought recently. I found a comforter set and fell in love with it but at $190.00 I couldn't do it. A couple months later I was browsing the clearance racks and seen the comforter. It was marked down to $19.00!!! I took a deep breath and looked to see if it was a king size and OH MY it was!! I was so excited! Every thing included comforter, sheets, pillow cases, shams, bed skirt for a king size and only $19 bucks!! I also have found placemats for 10 cents, curtains for a dollar, and clothing for pennies. My honeymoon was in an extremely expensive place (we didn’t pick it was a gift) and I found a clearance rack there. My husband said "only you could find clearance on Captiva" I do a lot of Target clearance shopping they always have a good deal on some thing.
@trinihd (996)
• United States
23 Jan 08
That's really cool! I have a friend who really swears by Target clearance! She loves to check out the clearance racks whenever she goes there.
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