Wednesday, 9 February 2011
This Chair Will Definitely Change My Life!
Just the thing on which to spend the money that Mama and Papa Lovelygrey had given us for our wedding anniversary. But Mr Lovelygrey coveted the rather wonderful, but eyewateringly expensive Scandanavian Stressless range which seem to start at over £700 a pop when they're new. Surely we'd have to stump up a bit of money towards our final purchase, wouldn't we?
In true 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' (and tightwad) tradition I scoured Ebay for a secondhand bargain. It's the first time I've bought furniture on the site and I noticed that most larger items are sold on a buyer collects basis although you can pay a courier to do pick it up for you. It dawned on me that biding my time and putting my purchase on hold until a local seller turned up might limit the number of competitive bidders that I would have to fend off. So, I waited and waited until the weekend when this one turned up. The strategy seemed to pay off and I've got my comfy chair for the bargain price of £100. So thanks Mama and Papa Lovelygrey, your gift was plenty! Not sure if this always works but, maybe it's a tactic to try yourself you're hankering after something but not in any real hurry.