Friday, February 6, 2009

Want #6

I never want to pay full price for anything ever again.

Realistically, everything I buy full price is bought from places like Ross, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx, so it's still marked down from the original price. But thrift shopping and yard saling sure makes a gal frugal cheap.

Today, on our girls trip to Greenville, we spent 8 hours - that's right, 8 hours - thrift shopping. All within a 10-mile radius from our hotel. I'm not sure how many places we actually went to, but I do know a few things.

There is no reason to buy a book in a regular store - not even Walmart, where you may think that $3.97 is good for a paperback. It's not. Not unless it is the one single book you're missing from your collection and you just can't wait to find it at a yard sale or off of Bookmooch.

There is no reason to ever. ever. buy your child a onesie that costs $10, $15, or even $86 as I have seen since we've been here. Most Goodwills, yard sales, coalitions, and nonprofit thrift stores will happily sell you these items anywhere from $0.10 to $2.00. And your child will repay you by puking on it and then growing out of it in ten minutes.

That's mainly all I bought today - books and clothes for Brianna - who already owns as many clothes as I do (maybe more). For the sake of time, I won't delve into our shopping experiences anymore tonight. We're on our way to a Hershey's place for dessert and I hate to keep the other girls waiting. I'll have a scoop of ice cream for you.

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