Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Another Classified Tale

Okay, so about a month or so ago, Jeremiah and I decided we were very tired of doing dishes. With a family of five, they accumulate so fast and it seemed to take the whole evening to wash them. So, Melissa tells us about a portable dishwasher they had in a previous house. It sounded awesome, you can keep it anywhere in the kitchen and when you want to wash dishes you just roll it over to the sink, connect the hose to the faucet, and turn it on. It even has a butcherblock top to use as counterspace. Well, we decided this is what we wanted so we shopped around. Of course I faithfully checked the classified everyday for weeks. Finally, just yesterday, we ordered a Maytag portable dishwasher to the tune of $430 (including tax and delivery) from ABC Warehouse.

Imagine my total dismay this morning when I read this in the classified: Portable Maytag dishwasher, very good condition, $125.

So, I called and it was still available. Than Jeremiah called and cancelled our order. And that, ladies and gentleman, is how we saved $300 in the nick of time.


Blogger Stare Decisis said...

Hon, What are you gonna get w/your 150$ you saved!?

8:12 PM  
Blogger Stare Decisis said...

Hon, what are you gonna do w/your $150!?

8:13 PM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

What a thrifty shopper you are! I say whatever saves you loot is worth it. You go girl!!!

5:31 AM  
Blogger TulipGirl said...

One of the biggest surprises when we rented this flat was that it has a dishwasher. They are very uncommon here, and it escaped our notice when we first looked at the flat. (I made sure I had a washing machine, though.)

Doing the dishes is one of my least favorite chores because it is so constant. I think I'd go crazy without our dishwasher. (Even though it is tiny and I usually have to run it 3-4x a day to just keep up. . .)

Happy, happy on your new dishwasher!

3:37 PM  

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