30 Ways In 30 Days – Shopping Aware - Day 7

gswveggies$500 Juicers For $40

Do you know what this is? If they didn’t have the fruit and vegetables in the background, you might have to take a moment to examine this contraption to figure out what it is. This is a juicer that we just purchased…

Good juicers are A LOT of money (this one is around $500), that is why we have waited for quite some time to get a good one. We went over to my parents house and they juiced a wonderful drink for us using this juicer. Stephen, my husband, exclaimed, “I want one!” My hand clutched into the sofa cushion, thinking to myself…”they are a lot of money and we are already savings for several other things…” I kept mum.

Then my mom said the most profound thing all day, “Let’s see if we can find one on Craigslist!” WAM! She found this model on Craigslist for sale and for….


Yes, $50…

Before I knew it, the next day, we had this juicer for $40…my husband negotiated.

The moral to this story?

Tip #7 – Always check online when making major purchases – eBay, Amazon, Craigslist – you never know what you’re going to find. And never buy impulsively….we had the cash to make this purchase, so we did. If we didn’t, even if it was $50…if you don’t have the cash, it is not a good deal.

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