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February 21, 2017

The Thrifty Opportunist

Any good bargain shopper will pop into Thrift stores, Yard & Estate Sales and Flea Markets and the occasional dumpster dive. Not because “used” is always a bargain, it isn’t. But because sometimes you’ll find opportunistic steals.

Some of my best deals ever came from Thrifts.

September 21, 2016

Antique Shopping

Well, we love antiques…. Maybe that’s considered “dated or “folksy” now. But there it is. My family has been lucky enough over the years to purchase or inherit some rather nice pieces. These have been handed down to us, allowing us to have and enjoy high quality furniture that has a history.

We’ve been rummaging thru ....

September 14, 2016

Blinded by the Deal

It’s so easy to find such a great deal that you jump on it without question.  I call it being “Deal Blind”.  Deals like a $400 designer coat for $10. Or a new, perfect dining table for $50 instead of $500.

The most important thing to do when you find an outstanding bargain of epic proportions is to breathe…. Stop and breathe and think.

August 30, 2016

Life Lessons in Shopping

Sometimes I wonder, as a parent if any of my shopping expertise is wearing off on my kid.  I stopped buying her clothes about 2 years ago since everything I bought her, she didn’t like or wear. She shops the mall and occasionally the LF outlets.

 

June 21, 2016

The Sanctuary Warehouse Sale

Lately I have been dragging hubby with me to check out new outlets and sales. Not just because I enjoy his company, but because he often has insight into businesses and pricing that I don’t.
His coming along with me also helps stop me from buying.

But this sale I had to shop!

June 16, 2016

Surprising Deals

Yee Gads!  Our 8-year-old counter top microwave bit the dust. So spoiled is my family, that we had to immediately go find another one.  We really only use it for reheating. But that convenience is too important.

I was not going to be rushed into this purchase. I had to find one at a good price.

June 08, 2016

Getting the Pricing Wrong

As avid Thrift store and Estate Sale junkies we’ve seen everything from high-end home furnishings to serious junk heaps.

Before we headed out to a couple of Estate Sales on Saturday, we decided to stop into Habitat for Humanity Restore in Atwater/ Glendale area. We are on the look out for a faucet for our utility sink in our garage.

This trip proved that even a great philanthropic charity like Habitat Restores can get it wrong.

June 01, 2016

Costco Fun

We shop Costco like we’d shop Ralphs or Vons. Stopping in every week or so to pick up specific items. We take a list and usually get in and out as quick as possible.

One of the more fun aspects of shopping at Costco is tasting all the samples being given out. We don’t normally taste ALL of them, just a few.  But last week we made the mistake of shopping in the late afternoon while we were both hungry.

May 24, 2016

Sometimes Service is Everything

We’re closing our Home Depot Account today.

First the interest rate is ridiculous. Second, unless you know what you’re doing or exactly what you need, it’s exhausting and maddening to shop there. It’s not that they don’t try, but it’s too big and you have to chase down help that often knows less than you do.

March 28, 2016

The Discerning Saturday Sale Shopper

I popped into the Saturday Sale this week. Hadn’t been since last Summer.  It seemed smaller than normal, but it was their first sale of the year…. Perhaps 25 vendors. This can be a hit or miss sale, if you don’t know what you’re looking at.  But when you do, it’s a hit!

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