Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yesterday, I won

Yesterday morning I woke up, went into the kitchen to have my first cup of coffee from my new la-di-dah Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker. So, I got my cup out, went over to the fridge to get out the half and half when, oops. This is NOT cold!!! Uchhhhhhhhhh, I thought to myself, a dead refrigerator. Guess my plans for work just went out the window.

First I did remember to let Cheli know that she shouldn't come in (a win in itself - no sense in wasting anyone's time)So, I started checking prices online. The good news was that I did not have unlimited choice due to size restrictions. With that said, I went to Home Depot, where they told me that I couldn't have one for 3 to five days. Ohhhhh, that did not make me happy, but they did tell me that sometimes Lowe's has them in stock and will deliver the next day. Well, they're right down the street, so I went over and they wanted $315 more than Home Depot for basically the same fridge and NO special financing offer. Definitely a sad face.

Feeling a little defeated, I came back home (with a headache) and Chaz told me that Bob, our neighbor said to try the Sears Outlet. It just so happens that there are two in the area (8 miles apart). We went to the one in Norfolk and they had one for $415 less than Home Depot, but it didn't look too pretty. So, we decided to drive over to Chesapeake where they had two much prettier ones for $30 less than the Norfolk store. I guess it was worth it to try and arbitrage this trade. Price discrepencies 8 miles apart. Who would have thought that? Anyway, Go me! I won one!!! Now, we have to make business improve and we'll be all set.

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