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Thank You EBay & Needs Vs Wants

December 15th, 2015 at 10:45 pm

I've been using my email on my phone regularly over the last few months and it is so helpful at the moment because the stores I am buying from are listing their sales and discounts.

B wanted solar panels for the camper trailer for Christmas. The shops retail price is around $350 but eBay has them for around $190. B's parents said they will give him cash to put towards it so I said to put cash for me too instead of buying me a present. So $190 less $80 for our presents brings it to $110 out of pocket.

eBay had a 10% of everything sale so while the price went up to $195, we then received $19.50 discount. Nice! Thanks eBay Smile

Tonight I am buying dinner sets for 8 people and cutlery. All of ours is mismatched and we are short of cutlery. First I was going to spend $40 for two dinner sets from Kmart and $70 for proper silverware from Harris Scarfe.

Then Mr Money Moustache got into my head! $110 is a big outlay on top of Christmas presents and food for Christmas dinner.. Do we really need fine silverware? We need plates and cutlery. Fine silverware is a want. Perhaps that can be a birthday present or next year's Christmas present from the Inlaws.

So I have found cute Christmas plates for $12 per set and nice cutlery at $15 per set, so I am hoping for a total outlay of $54. Hopefully they have what I want in stock Smile

7 Responses to “Thank You EBay & Needs Vs Wants”

  1. snafu Says:

    I don't know how you feel about gently used holiday dinnerware but I noticed our Goodwill had several quality to use in place of gift wrap. I prefer to use home made cloth gift bags or reusable tablecloths for some gifts.

  2. snafu Says:

    appologies, my computer is dropping sentences into cyberspace, it's driving me nuts!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I would definitely check Goodwill for dinnerware/cutlery. One of the things I let go of when I was in CA was a huge collection of cutlery.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks for the tips, guys. I ended up getting cheap plates and cutlery from Kmart but plain gold rimmed plates instead of Christmas design. They look nice enough and everything came to $56, which I was pretty happy with.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Snafu, I'm not sure why your computer drops lines, but sometimes your comments are so funny! I think I will miss them when you get it fixed! Smile

  6. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    If you were closer I'd loan you mine. I have sterling silver that was a gift I never use.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind offer, that's so nice! Maybe you can use it for your first christmas meal in your new place?

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