Saturday, October 25, 2008

Holy Crap!

We hit a few garage sales today, as we do each weekend, and the first one we go to, there's a printer box under a table. I noticed that it was taped looked like it had never been used.

I asked the lady in charge about it, and she confirmed, it was brand-new. Her husband had gotten it, but never used it. He'd paid $100, she said.

They were asking $30. But I already have a pretty good printer for photos. The cost of ink kind of makes printing more expensive than is worth it, especially when a place like Costco does such a great job for, oh, 12 cents a print or something.

So, I asked if they'd take $20. She said "yes." I was pretty happy.

When I got home, I figured I would look up the printer to see how much of a deal, if any, I'd gotten. I found the printer on Amazon.

The price: $456.99.

Hence, the holy crap. Yay, yard sales!

1 comment:

Jonderson said...

Yay yard sales, indeed! Three weeks ago I scored a 27" computer monitor for $10. It is a CRT, so it is e-freaking-normous, and weighs at least 125 lbs. (hence the low price), but games and videos never looked so good.