Last week, we saw something that made us that much more devoted to our goal of using what is available secondhand. Not only is it good for the environment, but sometimes what's old, is new again!
So, there we were cruising around Home Goods like we usually do on the weekends, and there, tucked in the furniture was this rocking chair.
We could help but laugh at the price tag. This rocking chair was $150!
I know some people would see $150 price tag and say, "well that is a very reasonable price, especially for for a nursery or something" and normally I would agree.
That is, if we hadn't purchased this rocking chair about two months prior.
Is it just me, or are those the same damn chair?
And what we paid for our rocking chair?
We purchased our version of the rocking chair on Craiglist months ago for 1/10th of the cost of the Home Goods "new" version. And we didn't even have a reason to buy it- we simply bought it because of the price, how good of a condition it was in, and because we thought it would go well with what our dream board for our future nursery looks like. Buy it for $15 now and put it in the empty room for someday, or wait until it's time for it and pay ten times as much.
Moral of the story: Stalk second hand sites, and if you know you're going to buy something down the road anyway and you see it at the right price, buy it.
Especially if you see the SAME DAMN CHAIR that you wanted in a department store.