Monday, 28 November 2011

Shopping

That one word sums up my weekend.

Satruday we went food shopping - the dull, normal stuff, nothing exciting to report...

Sunday we got carried away.

A couple of weeks ago we checked out a furniture store for a new sofa set and found one we loved.  Returning yesterday, we were pleased to find that we still loved it as much as last time.  The sales guy came over as I sat in the arm chair.

"Can I help you?"

"Yes, I think we want these."

A couple of minutes talking about delivery and stuff, and the deal was done.  Must have been the easiest sale the guy had made in a long time.

Then it was off to PC World which is busy trying to get some stock moving at the moment.  We had a good look at the laptops and found one that looked like a cracking deal.  The sales woman came over and asked if we were OK.  After asking her to check the online price for us (they have a daft set up where there is often one price in the store and another one online which you pay even if you only reserve it online and collect it in the store!) we bought 2 of these as Christmas presents for the younger kids.  We try to be nice, easy customers...

And the best news?  We did all this without racking up the credit card!  Oooooh Yeah!

7 comments:

CiCi said...

I admire shoppers like you. Find something you like, think about it awhile, go back to see how you feel about it and make the deal.
The laptops sound perfect for your younger kids. Good going.

Ms. ~K said...

Congrats on all the purchases, without breaking the bank! I hate to shop!
Happy Monday! (Is that oxymoronic?)

wigsf3 said...

A new sofa set??? Are you too good to sit on milk crates?

Rock Chef said...

Cici - Yeah , no rush with us - won't catch us macing our way to the front of a queue :-)

Ms K - No, I think Mondays can be happy! If you have had a good weekend and don't totally hate your job...

wigsf - Milk crates? We used to DREAM of sitting on milk crates!

terri said...

You had a very successful weekend of shopping! The kids will be happy with their Christmas presents, that's for sure.

I did a little bit of online shopping on Saturday and the website was offering such good promotions, there's no way I could have done better in the store!

agg79 said...

Sounds like a win-win all around. I like that kind of shopping - you know what you want, have picked a price and store, and are ready to deal. No dancing around with the sales people. And doing it without going into debt - Nice job!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - I prefer buying from a real shop unless online is ridiculously cheaper - online still seems uncertain, even risky to me. OK my age is showing...

Agg79 - Seemed to be a nice change for the people in the shops too!