I was at Devoted Heart's blog and she was talking about having to buy a new car. I am one of those people who have to find the best possible deal on just about everything so I thought i would make a Becca's Best Deals Hall of Fame!
All these items were bought new from the store-except the car- it was used...
My car--KBB was $7400, paid $3400
My desktop--- Value $1200.00 paid $400 from Office Depot
My Laptop--Value $1100.00 paid $300
Computer Monitor-- Value $900, paid $400
House- appraised at $90,000 paid $70,000
Garbage disposal- Value $300, paid $35
Faucet- Value $260, paid $50
Lights for whole house- Value $1900 paid $90
Lamps- value $50 paid $15
Solid Surface Kitchen Countertop- Value $4000- free (hubby's business-material was rejected by customer and distributor replaced it, so I got the junk--which is beautiful, IMO)
Wicker patio set- Value $500 paid $100
Memory Foam Mattress- Value $200, paid $90
Lightbox (for my writing) Value $100, paid $30ppd
Siding the house-- Value $10,000 paid $6000
Okay, that's all I can think of... People always tease me and say they need to shop with me. It seems, I don't really go out looking for a bargain, they just come upon me and I snatch them up. I mean, the car and the computer, I just couldn't afford. I had been looking and looking and dreaming and dreaming, with no expectation of ever actually buying it (ok, so I thoiught, maybe someday) and then BAM!, God blesses me with the deal of the century! Like with the lights, I went into a store, had maybe $150 to my name and the lights were 90% off the CLEARANCE price! Crazy! I called Craig to see if we should spend the last of our money on them and he said yes...The car, found it and then Craig had a big check come in at just the right time to be able to buy it- same with our house. Someone we met through the shop offered it to us- we were not shopping for a house! We never thought we'd be able to afford one!
I know there is a verse that says that God blesses the people who serve Him. And that we aren't supposed to worry about where things will come from becasue He will provide. I know most of the things on my list aren't really things I need, but I sure am glad He gave them to me...
Hmmm...this reminds me, I said I would post pictures of my siding when it was done...The siding is done, but they have to wait until spring to finish painting the soffits and trim and such. (That only cost me $250! *giggles*)
The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.
Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental Component
The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas is:
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.
No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
9. Self control
Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.
WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.
DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.
Thank you for your attention!
Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "kneemail".