Sunday, February 17, 2013

365 Inspirations—48: Bargain Hunting

"Thrifting is a scavenger hunt, where you can hope and dream about the Ultimate Bargain, but have to expect not to find it. Half the fun is in the looking..."—Dustin Wax

Last night, Yoon and I watched Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. I think he's now seen it three times. He loves it. He rented it from the library and after our French dinner at Cafe de Paris in Edmonds, we watched it at home.

My favorite lines in the movie are when Hemingway asks Gil, "Have you ever hunted?" To which he shrugs his shoulders, laughs and says, "Only for bargains."

I will admit it. I love bargain hunting.  I always feel victorious when I find something of very high quality for a fraction of the cost. My husband is more of a "grab it and go" kind of shopper. I, on the other hand, like to meander.

After yoga class today, my husband and I got a bite to eat and then we headed off in separate directions. There are many thrift stores and discount stores near our house in Seattle. I don't shop often, but when I do, I really take my time.

Today I stopped in Marshalls and found two beautiful tea cups and some round green placemats. I must be thinking of spring because I wanted to look at everything "green". I also bought French hand soap ( I don't know what it is about France theses days, but everything is pointing us to France) and all natural Cedarwood soap.

We have a Grocery Outlet near our house. I normally shop at the local, organic supermarkets near our house, but every now and then I pop in to see what they have at Grocery Outlet. I found some organic apples, chicken, bananas and mandarin oranges. I also bought a few other staples.

Usually I don't have time to bargain hunt with my schedule, but it's the weekend. I also have Monday off. I don't think I'll hit the Presidents Day sales. Too many people. Sometimes I can also find sales online and can avoid the shopping crowds. I definitely don't like crowds when it comes to shopping.

Are you a bargain hunter? Are you a "grab it and go" kind of shopper or do you like to meander?

10 comments:

  1. Like you, I enjoy bargain hunting.

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    1. Bargain hunting is the best kind of hunting ^_^!

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  2. I mostly shop online, except that I like to go to thrift stores. And I avoid large grocery stores, I prefer produce markets for grocery shopping. I like the tea cups that you found.

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    1. I like produce markets too and I need to shop online more often. I love meandering through thrift stores.

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  3. I always like to shop calmly, I am also into bargain hunting :)

    Nice post, as always**

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    1. Me too...I take my own sweet time! Nice to see you Life!

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  4. I love a good bargain. I get almost all my clothes at the outlet stores :)

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  5. I am not a shopper--I'm mostly a "grab what I need and go" type of shopper. But when I read about lovely bargains that others find (love the tea cups!), it makes me think I'm missing out!

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    1. I don't think you are missing out. It's good to know what you want. I tend to go to a store for something and walk out with two or three things more ^_^! That's the danger of being a shopper who meanders! ^_^!

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