U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-23-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: sltx
56 posts, read 127,683 times
Reputation: 36

Advertisements

cole haan loafers for 4.99 @ goodwill, 1 pair for me, 1 pair for my youngest daughter. luv em to death. btw they now need new soles, houston shoe hospital here we come!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-23-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
17,413 posts, read 18,275,659 times
Reputation: 18588
A Burberry dress at TJ Maxx for $16 plus tax (was on clearance and marked down several times) I nearly fainted

Gucci loafers at a re-sale boutique for $20
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Ahwatukee
21 posts, read 91,039 times
Reputation: 18
i found two pairs of seven for mankind jeans that retailed for over $200 for $4
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2009, 02:39 PM
 
16,301 posts, read 24,228,573 times
Reputation: 8261
Bought a car on a sealed bid auction, drove it 4 years, put over 120,000 miles on it during that time, and totaled it when some idiot pulled out in front of me. Her insurance settled and paid me about 25% more than I had originally purchased it for, 4 years earlier.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:42 PM
 
1,116 posts, read 2,541,365 times
Reputation: 1468
My husband has an Italian made suit he bought for $10, then got $60 worth of alterations on to make it fit well. It's about $1000 new.

I can't even add up the deals I've gotten shopping at San Diego thrift stores. Gucci, Prada, D&G, Nine West, Express, New York and Company, Baby Phat jeans..all for a few bucks here and there.

My college education is free because of federal grants and scholarships. I can't think of a better bargain than that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-04-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
2,546 posts, read 3,857,073 times
Reputation: 4038
Stocks - Citibank purchased at $1.08 per share, now at $3.20, Bank Of America purchased at $3.79 per share, now at $10.38.

Other than that, I get bargains at my local flea market all the time. Last summer, I found an Edwin Bennett pottery fruit jar in excellent condition andmade in the 1860s for $1.00 - book value was listed at $160.00, actually sold it on ebay for $105.00. I have found many other antiques there as well, some kept, other sold, all at tidy profits.

Bargains are everywhere - you just need to know where to look!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2009, 09:57 AM
 
26,589 posts, read 52,947,716 times
Reputation: 12963
One that I got recently was a 70% off rack rate deal at a wonderful little hotel. We were originally booked at an iffy 2* place and were able to upgrade to an amazing 4* place for only $10 a night more with the deal I found!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado
18,717 posts, read 4,703,728 times
Reputation: 5325
A very small 1 bedroom rundown house in an old neighborhood for $6,500 in 1995. We fixed it up over time and it rents for between $400 and $500 a month.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
1,133 posts, read 3,176,838 times
Reputation: 1227
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderbear View Post

My college education is free because of federal grants and scholarships. I can't think of a better bargain than that.
+1

I'm about to graduate with a "free" BS. Scholarships and grants paid 100%+ of my tuition. 'Course I worked hard to keep a high GPA for the scholarships too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-05-2009, 04:06 PM
 
13,710 posts, read 22,826,319 times
Reputation: 18521
I went on EBay, bid on a lot of US mint stamps from a German seller. I missed that you had to pay cash. I mailed $40 to him hidden in a mailing. I heard nothing for three months so I thought I had been ripped off.

Four months later, I get a big box from Germany that contained over $400 in face value mint US stamps which I was able to sell at face.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top