Friday, June 27, 2008

All about a bargain, yes I am...

"Say hello to my little friend"...



There is a story behind this one, and boy is it a good (and embarrassing) one!

I've been checking out Craigslist for Barbie Jeeps, and one came up this past week. It was a white older model, and it was $125. Way too much for me to spend, so I did some investigating.

I checked out some surrounding towns online classifieds, and when nothing really came up there, I thought....hmmm....why not check out the classifieds in my parents town!

So, I did, and WHOO HOO...There was a garage sale that starts tomorrow, that was selling a Barbie Jeep! The address was listed, but that wasn't good enough for me! After all, I was 5 1/2 hours away from that address.

Did you know you can find out someones phone number by typing their address into yahoo people search? Yup, I sure did...(this is where it gets embarrassing for me...I'm all about a bargain, I tell ya)

I emailed my mom the phone number and address, and she called and left a message for me. The lady called her tonight, and mom and dad went to look at it. Guess how much it was....just guess.....$30, yup $30! SCORE! Mom and Dad got it, and it will be arriving here for Avery's birthday!

Persistence (and some embarrassment) pays off! My husband called me and my mom the "garage sale mafia". ha ha ha!!!!!

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8 comments:

Adcock'sCircus said...

I love bargins too, I shop online a lot with Mr. Rebates. You get great discounts at tons of stores plus you get a rebate back for each purchase. It is great!

4 Little Men & Twins said...

sounds like something I would do. :) I love garage sales and thrift stores.

great find...i'm sure she will LOVE it.

brittany

duchess said...

I'm glad you located one.

I'm still trying to stuff ours into the box. (ugh, ouch, oh! I think I broke a nail.)

I'm sure she'll love it.

Becky :) said...

Way to go bargain hunter!!!! Sometimes it's worth going a little farther.
Glad you were able to find one.

Taylor Family said...

Hey I'm with you on the bargains. I love a good garage sale and consignment store. I found our Cozy Coop for $2 and it was in perfect condition! Why spend a fortune on something that is going to be tossed aside way too fast.
Becky T.

Leslie said...

Dan's first question was, does the battery work 'cause they cost a little bit.
Great find though. I am sure the girls are excited for it to arrive.

Annie said...

I am pea green with ENVY!

LeslieW. said...

Nice work Nancy Drew! Congrats on the find!

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