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Old 07-19-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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I saw a young tree which was discarded in the trash at the nursery. When I hauled it out, the sales person told me "Honey, that will never last here. It was sent to us by mistake."

I asked for it anyway and was given it. Today it is 30 feet tall and is a highlight on my garden.
Many years ago, my father and I were walking through the woods near our new house, He dug up an oak seedling about the thickness of my thumb. He planted it in the front yard. Now, it is about 65 ft high.

The funny part of it is that MOST of the neighbors had maples planted by llandscapers. Most of those trees are long gone.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Found a $150 dress to wear to my son's wedding...on sale for $36.00!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Bought a recliner at Goodwill for $12; great condition. Brought it home and realized it was a lazy-boy. The next day we looked though the Sunday ads and a furniture store had the exact same recliner on sale for $399!
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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was at Dillards after taking a senior citizen to the dr. she wanted to look at shoes, found none she likes, I found 4 pair of ECCO for 9.97...in my size, took them all home, 540.00 worth of shoes for 43 bucks, HAPPY me, HAPPY feet!! less than my usual pair of work shoes with better quality!
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: 3rd Rock fts
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I bought a plastic crayfish back massager (spelling?) for $1.00! I went back to the dollar store & bought 4 more for back-up.

I'm saving big time on aspirin also!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I bought some 6 dollar T shirts from WalMart more than 10 years ago and am still wearing them. Definitely worth it!
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Bought a recliner at Goodwill for $12; great condition. Brought it home and realized it was a lazy-boy. The next day we looked though the Sunday ads and a furniture store had the exact same recliner on sale for $399!
We got one at a garage sale for $15.00... His wife just wanted a different color chair...LOL

It looked new...I'm still using it 3 or 4 years later...
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Not too long ago I found a cache of day old bakery goods for a penny a box. Each box had about five pastries in it. While another shopper rushed off to tell a manager they must have been mispriced, I scooped them all up and headed for the checkout.

It is not my role to question why, because if that was the case, I would ask why lots of products are so overpriced, or deceptively packaged (one pound coffee cans with 13 oz., half gallon containers of ice cream with far less than two quarts of stuff in them, toilet paper now coming in rolls that are 1/2" shorter than before. I could go on.

Penny a box for pastries. That's never been topped.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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A pair of Prescription Glasses for roughly $60, bought online.

It started from my outrage over what my local optical wanted to charge me. I wanted single vision pair of glasses, with anti glare/anti scratch coating, and photochromatic lenses. Add to that the cost of frame, and the optical wanted me to cough up close to $300. That's a discounted price after my vision insurance coverage, mind you. I balked and started googling around at home for online prescription glasses. After reading blog after blog of stories from people who feel the same, I found several online prescription glasses websites that were recommended by many online users. So I decided to give it a try. I found a cute designer frame that I like (costs $12), plugged in my frame's measurements and my prescription for the lenses, complete with the photochromatic add-on, the anti glare/anti scratch is free with every purchase, the grand total was roughly $60.

The glasses arrived in 1 week, they fit perfectly, and even by receiving less insurance coverage by going outside of network, I still ended up paying much, much less. I will never buy prescription glasses from a brick and mortar store again.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I got Walmart to buy me a kayak from Academy a few years back. Looooong story. They told me they would hold one for me and when I got there they sold it!!
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