Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Bargain Hunter

Sunday, August 24, 2008



I have always felt that I am a championship shopper. I have a hard time spending money on things I don't feel are a good deal. I have been to just about every store from regular baby stores to discount stores, consignment shops, thrift stores, you name it. Saturday alone I drug Mac to 3 stores trying to find a decent crib. In my mind a decent crib is one that is sturdy, can be used to co-sleep until Luke is sleeping through the night (removable side gate so it can be right next to my bed), and is a killer deal. The last store that we went to was IKEA. I like to check the discount area first, to make sure I'm not missing out on any deals. No luck there. We went through the whole store just to find that the cribs were out of stock. At that point I felt discouraged, like I would end up spending more than I wanted to somewhere else. Before we checked out, I felt we should go and check the discount area once more and look through the un-assembled boxed furniture. Lo and behold they had an excellent crib for 50% off with a very minor flaw that can easily be fixed. I only spent 50 bucks! Seriously, if there was a black belt for shopping, it would be mine.