Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I have been having so much fun finding great deals lately.

So as you know Tony and I set out on a mission last Saturday to find Halainah some outdoor toys for our backyard. So we tried garage sales and consignment shops. The garage sales were disappointing to say the very least. And the consignment shops were a big hit for everything else but the outdoor toys.

Well now I am slightly addicted to Craigslist. I found a few play sets or climbers as some call it that I liked. I contacted a bunch of people, some were nice, some were a little nutty and some were just plain rude. It's amazing how people are looking to sell unwanted items but don't want to take the time to talk to you. Anywho, Tony and I found this one woman who was super sweet. She was selling a Little Tykes outdoor climber that she had for a few short years. She wanted to make room in her backyard for some newer toys.

Tony and I drove up with my father and his trailer on Monday evening to inspect the play set for Halainah. And it was perfect for her. It was in great shape with hardly any sun fading to it. Well Halainah loved it the moment we pulled up. She was playing on it as her Opa and daddy were taking it apart. And she even cried when I had to pull her off of it.

The best part is that we paid $100.00 for it and it retails for $599.99. BARGAIN! $100.00 will buy you a slide and that's about it. These Little Tyke toys are ridiculous in price. I am so loving Craigslist and I am so loving all of these great money saving deals we have been finding. Tomorrow night Tony and I are going to a kids consignment sale that is a once a year event in a hotel near us. I can't wait to see what they have and what other bargains I can find.


Anonymous said...

SCORE! Good job Mamma!

Kate said...

D, I love Craigslist. We bought our puppy from Craigslist and have also sold things on there as well. You realize now after you have the play set you are going to have to look for a playhouse right? :-)

Gardenia said...

I want to go shopping with you. you find great deals. Halainah must be thrilled.

Courtney said...

That is a great deal. I always love finding a great deal!