Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #4

This week's Thrifty Thursday* isn't very cute or exciting--but it's practical, and we really, really needed it. Here it is, a Safety 1st Perfect Fit Gate:

Don't let him fool you. There's another doorway in that room. 

Craigslist Price:   $15
Babies R Us Price:   $50
Amount Saved:   $35
Amount Left Before I Can Justify Buying My Joya Rocking Chair:   $570

Now, I just need to save an average of $71 each week to reach my goal. (Ha!)

*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.


WillJogForFood said...

Good buy!!

Erica said...

I'm pretty sure Scooter and Charlie would be best friends. Charlie would do that same pose and sigh as he rested his head to tell you he was put out.

Love thrifty Thursdays!

Amanda said...

Haha! He absolutely hated having a barrier between us for those 3 painfully long minutes. :P