Thursday, January 26, 2012

Deal Steadee Deal

Deal got his name on the trail for a reason. He lives for deals and for sharing his deals.

He taught me well.

For the last month while we've been in Colorado, Deal had been scouring Craigslist, eBay and retail stores for a deal on a car rooftop box. He wanted one for at least 70% off. He has been jonesing after one for a LONG time and will never forget the time I made him pass up on one at an REI garage sale so many years ago.

He followed a lot of leads on rooftop boxes in CO, but nothing seemed to pan out. We decided we just weren't meant to own one yet.

Well, I decided to check the local Craigslist one last time before we left the state ... Low and behold, there was one listed within the hour and it was the best price of all the ads we followed and it was on our way out of the state.

A match made in heaven, wouldn't you say?



Our day was filled with other deals. We stopped at the Sierra Trading Post Outlet Store. Everything we purchased was 75% off, of course.


Then we made it to Old Chicago just minutes before their happy hour ended, so our dinner cost under $20.

As my dad likes to say, we are not cheap people. We are just frugal. Very, very frugal. It sounds much nicer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

from one cheap skate, er, frugalist to another - nice!
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