Sunday, July 13, 2008

Living Life Richly on the Cheap #3

#3 Keeping your eye out for amazing deals

About a month ago, Danielle and I headed to the Morris furniture outlet store for their big clearance sale. We were looking for a dresser. We did not find a dresser but we did find a very nice dining room table top with two leaves that folds out from under the table for only $27.77. The MSRP for just the table top was $650. The only catch was it had no legs and a few minor scratches. We could not turn down 95% percent off, so we bought it in hopes of finding a set of pedestal legs some place else. About a week, later Danielle found a set of pedestal legs on Craigslist for $20.00, only 60 miles away. The legs are a slightly darker color than the table, but they work great. So including gas and tax we have an amazing dinning room table for about $65.

Since this item was not a necessity there are no savings just a total cost
Total Cost: including gas and tax about $65.
Extra Bonus: Bonding time with my father-in-law as we assebled the pedestal bases and the table top. Danielle has also been wanting a larger, solid wood table, and now she's got it!
Extra Hassle: Being pateint and searching.
Catch: We might have been stuck with either buying expensive pedestal bases or having a $27.77 table top with no legs.

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