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Friday, January 13, 2006

The Only Thing Cheaper Is Free

i received an email a few days ago telling me that a group of my friends wanted to all wear blazers, a/k/a sports coats, with white dress shirts to church this sunday. i haven't bought a sports coat since i was seventeen years old and i just got ride of my sport coats at my church's garage sale a few months ago because it seems that i've grown since i was seventeen. it was because of this i responded to the email by saying that i didn't have a blazer. that is when my friend shannon replied with the suggestion of going to a thrift store to buy one. at that point i had to wonder why i didn't think of that myself. the world will never know.

the next day i visited a thrift store near my apartment call Resale by CCA. i've been in this store before and it sales a lot of good stuff at low prices. that day was no exception. after entering the store i quickly found the men’s clothing and then more specifically the suit section. i find that more men than not wear the same size cloths i do. no matter what it is that i'm buying or what store i'm in. my size tends to be in limited numbers. this store was no exception; never the less i found a sport coat that fit me. on top of that it was in great condition. i proceeded to look at the price tag and was surprised to see the numbers 8.29. with the knowledge that a new sport coat can run from $100 - $500 i was a bit flabbergasted, and with me being only a few days away from payday i was a bit low on cash, but less than $10 i could do. i took my new bargain to the checkout counter where i heard the nice lady tell me that i owned $4.47. this took a couple of seconds to process. evidently they were having a sale. so i bought a blazer that retails for a couple hundred bucks when new for less than five dollars, and it is in great condition! take a look for yourself.


4 Comments:

At 1/13/2006 10:55 PM, Blogger kerri said...

nice! congratulations. i once got a cashmere sweater for less than $5 at a thrift store. it felt amazing...emotionally and physically. very soft :)

 
At 1/14/2006 10:16 AM, Anonymous Audrey said...

wow, snazzy!! you will look great this Sunday at church for sure!! the furniture at thrift stores if fun to look through too. you can paint or stain it and make it look custom made.

 
At 1/14/2006 10:44 PM, Anonymous faith said...

WOW!

you look fantastic!

 
At 1/20/2006 2:59 PM, Anonymous Ally said...

You look fabulous !
And you have a great smile, you like photography, plus you are a guitarist... where were you all y life ? LOL.
Ally.

 

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