Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thriftier Than Thrifty

Today I discovered that I am thriftier than thrifty. How? I just experienced sticker shock at The Salvation Army.

I'm in the market for a mirror for my downstairs bathroom. We're putting the townhouse on the market in a few days and that little bathroom is going to be one of the first things a prospective buyer sees. So, I am trying to make it snazzy and a new mirror would be nice.

But, I really do not want to dish out the money needed to get exactly what I want, and so a friend suggested I check out the thrift stores.

I tried one. No mirrors.

So I went to the Salvation Army. There, on the ground, was a mirror that just might do the trick. I picked it up and looked it over. Well, there were a few scratches. But, I thought I could clean it up. So I checked the price. $19.99.

What?! What?! $20 for a little used mirror?

I put it down and then went to the furniture section. Our end table has seen better days and it might be a good idea to get a new one. I saw one that might do the trick. The right type of wood. The right size. A few scratches, but nothing too bad. I looked at the price tag. $39.50.

What?! What?! Haven't these people been to IKEA?

3 comments:

Kiersten said...

I thought they were very overpriced when I went in there a while back.
You might try Ross. Sometimes they have great mirrors. I got a nice fun one for 20$, and it wasn't even used :) IKEA might be another way to go.

The GruCru said...

they only have good deals when it's 1/2 off

Shelly said...

Wait! Let's get to the real point. Where are you moving to?