Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thrifty Thursday #11

I'd originally planned on doing 12 Thrifty Thursdays*, so this one is our second to last. Here it is, a Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Mattress:

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Ebay Price: $102
Babies R Us Price: $162, including tax
Amount Saved: $60
Amount Left Before I Can Justify Buying My Joya Rocking Chair: $214

This is obviously brand new. It was recommended in the Baby Bargains book and has excellent reviews.

*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.


Courtney said...

So- I just had to come tell you, since I know you'll appreciate what a good deal I got today! I got a practically brand new (used once or twice according to seller) medela pump in style for 75!!!! AND from the same woman I got a Moby wrap for 10! Now I just need to get new tubing and valves for the pump and after that it will be a savings of $260 by my calculations :)

Amanda said...

Dang, Courtney! Nice finds! Now you can really splurge on something and not feel an ounce of guilt! :D

Kate said...

How did you pick out this particular mattress? I'm completely mystified as to what to get...

Amanda said...

Kate, have you checked out the Baby Bargains book?

It's nice, because they did all the research for me—and they recommend this mattress.