We're decluttering and downsizing on a regular basis, but it's funny how sometimes we add something quite unexpectedly.
No sooner is a holiday over, that the really deep discounts come out, some starting a day after the holiday is over.
Oddly enough, the item below was the last vestige of Christmas merchandise in the local CVS retail pharmacy. The post-holiday sale shelves had already been cleared of discounted items.
There was nothing else reminiscent of Christmas in the store. After all, the holiday had passed over a month ago, last year. It was time to restock shelves for upcoming holidays.
That's why we couldn't resist a 90% discount — OK, we could have, but didn't.
This was standing by the candy displays all stocked for Valentine's Day. While it looked out of place, the outfit was the right color. (Santa stands 34 inches tall, the height of a small child.)
Definitely, not something we came to buy; our purpose was vitamins. Are most bargains always unexpected?
But, 90% off was a big discount, so, after discussing this purchase for 2 minutes, we decided to bring Santa home, someone had to do it. It may be small to see, but the arrow is pointing to the $4.99 final price, down from the original $50 list.
It had started to snow and we had walked downtown, so the sales person provided a large bag as a cover-up for the trip home. Santa is used to winter and, we figured, most likely wouldn't mind.
Now, there's a Christmas trio in the apt. Fred, the talking snowman was a $3 purchase at a Goodwill Thrift Store and the unnamed wooden reindeer was $4 at a flea market.
Have you also bought anything unexpected recently? If so, please share in a comment.
Enjoy Your Weekend, Everyone
Grenville is working a ham radio winter field event this weekend