Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #2

This week's Thrifty Thursday* isn't as impressive as last week's. I spent more and saved less, but here it is, a Fisher-Price Musical Gym (from the Luv U Zoo collection): 

Ebay Price: $38 (including shipping, of course)
Target's Price: $56 (Online. It's $62 in the store, but I'll be fair and go with the lower price.)
Amount Saved: $18
Amount Left Before I Can Justify Buying My Joya Rocking Chair: $631

I've seen these gyms for $20 on Craigslist, but the weather's been nasty, and I didn't feel like driving all over the place this week. Plus, this one's new, so I know it hasn't been subjected to throw up or blow outs.

*An explanation of Thrifty Thursdays:
According to my readers, I should spend approximately $300 on a rocking chair. I've already admitted that I'll be spending a whoppin' $1,000. That's a difference of $700.

To offset this $700, I plan on saving money elsewhere. Every week, I'll buy something for the baby from Craigslist or Ebay, and the amount of money I save will go toward this $700 difference. So, say I score a $200 stroller on Craigslist for $100. The $100 that I saved will be "banked," and I'll have to save $600 more to justify purchasing my glorious rocking chair. For a more in-depth explanation, see this post.


Miss Bee said...

Yay! A comment! I thought those things were incredibly expensive so $38 is a great deal! We waiting until Mercer was almost 5 months before he got one, because I didn't want to pay for it, but he probably could have used it a LOT sooner. You are so on the ball. :) Don't buy EVERYTHING you need though.. leave some for the rest of us to gift you!! That's half the fun. :)

Miss Bee said...

Awesome. A comment WITH typos!