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?