Thursday, February 28, 2008

Friday Poll

Ok, so in my last post, I mentioned that I got some brand-new Converse for all of ten bucks, normally fifty. Yeeeaaahh!

And since Maternal Mirth asked so prettily, here is a picture. Oh yes, and I got them at Dillard's in Arizona, which is why I was lamenting the fact that there is no Dillard's here in SoCal.

The pink is a little off in this pic, but they are adorable and will go with many things in my closet. And hey, if you don't think they are adorable, then I don't want to hear it, ok? They were ten bucks, what do you want?



Anyhoo, what was your latest and greatest bargain? Or even your greatest bargain of all time?

17 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

I would have to say that my latest bargain was our new (to us) minivan. A lot of legwork went into it but we also got really lucky. I drive around now imagining that everyone is just green with envy that I am driving such a sweet minivan. I am not conceited or anything. lol

Family Adventure said...

Ha! Your anonymity is now gone, Gina, GONE! You're the one wearing the cute Converse shoes :)

I never get a good bargain. In fact I am quite renowned for this amongst my friends.

Heidi

Liz said...

I got a new, very warm winter coat at Kohl's last month. It was regularly $140, on sale for $42. I was pretty pleased with myself!

dgm said...

I always love a bargain! My latest were a pair of $120 Lucky Jeans for $30 and some boots from Kenneth Cole for $49.

Sunshine said...

Alas! A photo...you are getting WAY too personal!

We have Dillards in my neck of the woods, when you move in next door, we can go together.

Beenzzz said...

I went to a Spring sale a few years back, and got a winter coat for $1.00. I also bought a full bedding set (a nice one) for $19.

captain corky said...

We got 10 grand off the asking price of our house. Thank you, shitty housing market!

Hope said...

love the shoes.... love them.
I am a bargain guru, and like most mothers have not shopped off the sales rack ( for myself) since my first child was born.
Years ago, we had a department store called Woolco, which was swallowed by Walmart in later years. Woolco used to have 15 minute specials, in which they would set up racks in a department and call a 15 minutes special . It would be a mad crazy dash where shoppers would flock to the spot, and have staff on hand mark items down to really low prices. They would do this randomly throughout the day until all the items were gone. Once when I was shopping there, I overheard staff talk about setting up the special (where and which racks) and formed a quick plan. I leisurely shopped, matched up, and sized a number of items for my daughter and then took my cart to the in store cafeteria had a coffee and waited for the call. About an hour later, they called out the special and I took my cart over to their secret location and while others pushed and grabbed I had the staff mark down all my pre selected items. Ended up getting about 400.00 of outfits for my daughter for less than 30.00. She was one well dressed toddler for the next two years.

Maternal Mirth said...

Ooooooh ... me likey! Lucky gal! Jealous and envious all at once.

My greatest bargains ... a $160 Express Design Studio jacket for $20. Also a Cynthia Rowley ORIGINAL (as on 1 and only) ball gown (worn by NATALIE MERCHANT!!!) for $100 at an auction. Turns out I was the only bidder and true 10,000 Maniacs fan ...

Autumn's Mom said...

Those are CUTE! I'm going to search my TJ Maxx for those :D We have similar tastes in shoes G.

My last two bargains were on Autumn's dress and the flower girl dress for my wedding. Autumn's was originally $100 and it was 50% plus another 10% because it had a small pen mark. Then I found another dress for the flower girl, but it was $70...ended finding something just as cute at Target for $14.99.

shell said...

i just won a bid on ebay yesterday for 7 for all mankind maternity jeans for $60 when they normally cost over double that.

gmcountrymama said...

They are really cute! I bought a cute pair of brown boots for $12 last week. They are warm and fuzzy inside.

dr sardonicus said...

I have literally hundreds of bargains in my music collection. I learned years ago that I never had to pay full price for music unless it was something I wanted really, really bad.

The house and seven acres that comprise Pole Hill have to be our biggest bargain to date, though. Considering what land sells for in the area, we practically stole the place. When I'm ready to retire some rich bastard is going to give us triple what we paid for the property and build themselves a mansion on top of the hill.

Ortizzle said...

Most recent bargain I got was a pair of pants that my husband loves for only $13! I think I'm next for a bargain.

Laurie said...

I absolutely love them! Cute cute cute and they would go with a lot of things in my closet too!

My best bargain lately was my Christmas tree and ornaments. I bought them at K-Mart. I got a Martha Stewart pre-lit tree, boxes of beautiful ornaments, a tree skirt and wreath for....drum roll please...$28.09. Everything was 90% off after Christmas!

Scout said...

I have a Dillards about 30 minutes from here. Great store.

I just got a great but odd sweater vest thing at JJill for $9.99. I had been marked down several times, maybe because it's so odd. I love it.

Ana said...

Me likey, the shoes! I think my greatest bargain was on a dooney & burke purse that was normally $250 and I got it for $75. What a score! Dillards went out of business over here.