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EBay has "Want It Now"

February 1st, 2005 at 06:18 am

Maybe I've just been Captain Clueless but I just noticed tonight that EBay had a new section called "Want It Now." Prospective buyers place their wants here, and sellers can respond with their auctions. I found someone who wanted one of my magazines that I had tried to sell before. Since I got the magazine for free, I could beat all of the other offers that had responded to the Want It Now ad!

More stuff at the discount grocery store

February 1st, 2005 at 06:15 am

Found five 12-packs of Waist Watcher ginger ale for $1.49 each. (We like this brand because it's sweetened with Splenda rather than aspartame.) Also got 19 Wolfgang Puck Chicken Tortilla soups for 99 cents. (I haven't been buying him out like I had because he bumped the price up on me, but I make an exception for Chichen Tortilla!) These cans weren't even dented!

Jar of found money

January 31st, 2005 at 05:01 am

I've started keeping track of the loose change I've found on the ground. Since the beginning of the year I've found almost a dollar. Granted, it's a penny and a dime at a time and it's not going to pay my daughter's tuition, but it pays for a cup of coffee once in a while! I found out a while back that one guy from the church, who's a real estate investor, does this too.

Toilet paper by the gross

January 12th, 2005 at 06:06 am

We get Angel Soft bathroom tissue. No other brand will do for my better half.

Normally I try to find the double rolls (only need to change them half as often), and the best price of late was $4.99 for 12 rolls on sale.

Wal-Mart was selling 24 single rolls for $4.03. Score!!

My wife balked when I loaded up the cart with six packages, which is a gross.

My response:

"Does the stuff go bad?" No.
"Are we going to quit using it?" No again.

We managed even to find a place to store them!

Great time to go to thrift stores

January 12th, 2005 at 05:58 am

We went to the Salvation Army thrift store on December 30th. Turned out to be a great time to buy stuff, because everyone was trying to beat the buzzer for their 2004 tax deduction. People were bringing in stuff by the truckload! Smile

We got a high chair, a baby swing, and a baby bouncy chair for $12 each. A 6' folding table for $5. A good paper shredder for $3. And a laser printer (with an extra toner cartridge) for $10. We practically stole this stuff.