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by sitecore\kmcgrigg on March 26, 2009
I am a sucker for store closing sales. I love to rush in during the final hours and snag some last-minute deals. The only problem is that the adrenaline and time crunch weaken my decision making skills. Take my most recent purchase—one half of a leather sectional. You heard me: I bought ½ of a couch. In my defense, this portion of a couch was marked down from $1,200 to $400--what a bargain! Even though I knew I couldn't return the couch, I bought it convinced that I could find the other half in a store somewhere and reunite the two saving myself hundreds of dollars in the process. As you can see, this hasn't happened quite yet and I am starting to think that my effort to save money actually cost me $400 plus whatever it will cost me to get rid of this unsightly thing (I'm referring to the couch, not the dog). Photobucket Have you ever wasted money in an attempt to save it? (I am not referring to the current state of your 401k!) If so, I'd love to hear about it. After all, misery loves company.
Tags:  sale, save
Posted in:  Cutting Costs


Anna says:
March 27, 2009

I have that problem with clothes too. When something seems like such a great deal at the store, I don't have enough time to think about whether or not I should buy because it might be gone the next day and I don't want to miss out on a good deal! Any suggestions on how to kick this bad habit? And that picture is super funny. I hope you find the other half!

Gregory Ross says:
March 28, 2009

I think you got a great deal. That looks beautiful, all you need is a color patch over the area where it is supposed to connect. It won't be much, and you can make it nice - even attaching it with velcro strips. Once it blends in and covers the eyesore, you have a beautiful leather multi-tasker. You can seat two, three, lay one person down to relax, sit at the end with a small staion - I think it is great. The deal is great when you see whan you can make it do. It also takes less space. I hope I pumped you up to take it back!

Kim says:
March 31, 2009

Nancy and Gregory, Thanks for the inspiration! I'll let you know what I decide to do! :) Kim

Nancy Albea says:
March 27, 2009

Kim, here's a thought... Remove the brackets that attach the 1/2 you have to the elusive other half. Go to your local fabric store, they should have an upholstery section where you can find the leather (or leather-like) fabric to match. Cover the exposed ticking with the fabric using a staple gun. Cover the "seam" with coordinating piping and have a lovely leather chaise! It really is a beautiful piece, I probably would have done the same thing as don't feel too bad!!

Tanisha Warner says:
March 26, 2009

I have a closet full of clothes and shoes that are at least three months old that still have the tags attached. There are some items that I know is more than a year old and have gone out of style. Although I only paid a few bucks for each, the total could be well over $200.00. Now I am slightly depressed :(

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