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Look what I got!

Postby Jayelle » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:40 pm

So! Who likes a bargain? Me! You! All of us!

Brag about the things you got for a good deal here. Cause I just picked up basically brand new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire AND Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix paperbacks (with the black, adulty covers) for...
...wait for it...

Twenty-five cents each!! At the library booksale.


Awesome.


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Re: Look what I got!: The Awesome Deal Thread

Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:30 pm

I just bought an 800 dollar dresser for 400 bucks this afternoon
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:04 pm

I thought about starting this exact thread a million times.
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Re: Look what I got!: The Awesome Deal Thread

Postby Petra456 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:13 pm

I got a cute pair of black flats at work for $1.50! I also got four weeks worth of heartburn medicine for FREE (I :love: coupons),
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Re: Look what I got!: The Awesome Deal Thread

Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:07 am

When I moved last month, I got a bed (and frame and box spring), a desk, and a thing with shelves for free (I knew a guy moving away). I wouldn't normally count that in a thread like this, but I don't buy things very often, so I wanted to get something in.
I thought about starting this exact thread a million times.
And now you've got a thread just like it... for free!
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Re: Look what I got!: The Awesome Deal Thread

Postby VelvetElvis » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:28 am

I got both of my crockpots for free. They were just given to us!
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:35 pm

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Postby Petra456 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:51 pm

A 4 year old oven for FREE! Tons better then the old one we had : ) This is going to make cooking a much happier experience!
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Postby Wind Swept » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:02 pm

Ooo, shiny.

On a similar note, thanks to my spamming of my entire Google Contact list several years ago, I'm up to 8.8 GB of free Dropbox storage.
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Re: Look what I got!

Postby Jayelle » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:22 am

Candy! I went door to door last night and they were just GIVING it away!
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Postby locke » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:29 pm

uhh it's the criterion sale at B&N again, 50% off and then I have other coupons that reduces that to 60-65% off.

I may or may not have just bought eight blurays, ranging from a silent swedish movie from 1920, The Phantom Carriage, to Dazed and Confused. :?
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Postby Petra456 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:13 pm

I just bought this pie plate for $4 at Goodwill!
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Just bought a new suit!

And two new ties.
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Postby Platypi007 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:44 pm

I just bought this pie plate for $4 at Goodwill!

That is lovely!

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Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:39 pm

Yay for random $2 MP3 credits from Amazon! I got Heartless and Storybook Love legally for free!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:07 am

I got a free MP3 from Amazon! All I had to do was...nothing, besides enter a code. If anyone wants to try, I'd be happy to point them in the direction of the code but I don't believe it will work outside the US.


I got Blackout by Breathe Carolina, because despite months and months of it being played on the radio, I cannot get enough of that song and how much it makes me want to move.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:11 pm

i bought a new jeep! my last one died tragically when a spun a connecting rod bearing. rather than fix it right now and keep using it with 126000 miles on it - waiting for the next failure, i decided it was time for a new one. as much as i love the old one, it was my primary driver. can't afford the downtime it'd take to repair it. so i got this:

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it has sparkle flakes in the paint so when the sun shines on it and you look close enough, it really pops. its a 2007 and it has 84k miles on it, in great shape aside from some scratches on the interior plastic. and it's got 4 doors for the kids. very clean mechanically. i've had it 3 days now and put 400 miles on it and i'm seriously diggin' it. anyway, KBB puts it at over $19k, bank said $22k retail, i talked them down to 16700. feeling pretty good about it.

the three piece top is nice, i don't always have to take the whole top off to enjoy the jeep "open air" experience. takes me about 5 minutes to take the front of the top off and have no roof over the driver and front passenger seats and doesn't require anyone helping me or a hoist set up in my garage (though the back section does). it didn't come with a soft top, and i don't plan on spending 1000 bucks on a aftermarket one. i think i might go with a bikini roof though. it looks fun and will be super quick to put on if it rains. plus it takes even less room to store. and i can get one for about 350. i'm thinking next summer.

soooo yay me!
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:06 pm

$0.99 MP3 albums today on Amazon! Fun. was the only one I got, but still--great deal.

I feel like a spambot posting this, but I had to share.
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Postby Mich » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:18 pm

I feel like a spambot posting this, but I had to share.
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Postby LilBee91 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:39 pm

I feel like a spambot posting this, but I had to share.
She's one of them, the reason we've had such a horrible flood lately!
Oh no! I've been found out! RETREAT!
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:11 pm

$0.99 MP3 albums today on Amazon! Fun. was the only one I got, but still--great deal.

I feel like a spambot posting this, but I had to share.
Thank you for the tip. I picked up a couple of albums.
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Postby Luet » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:44 am

I don't know what a great deal this was but it's exciting nonetheless. We just got a new 95% efficient propane furnace to replace a ~50 year old fuel oil one that came with the house. We did get two estimates and went with the one that was nearly half the cost of the other. Also, now when we have to replace our water heater we can get a propane one, instead of electric.
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Postby buckshot » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:14 pm

I would like to go propane but there are some permit drawbacks to do with our basement set up. We have oil now but don't use it even though we modernized it and put in a flame retention burner set up. I would totally dig getting rid of that big space eating furnace and use propane for heat ,hot water, cookong and clothes drying. But I spose if I change it all the price of propane will go sky high!

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Postby Luet » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:24 pm

We just got the big, old oil tank removed from the basement today and it's amazing how much space it freed up!
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Postby locke » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:08 pm

Monday Night I got back froma late movie and thought, "I wonder if that criterion sale has started." I checked BN.com and it had, 50% off sale had begun at midnight EST.

Interestingly, their previous sale, Buy 2, Get 1 free, did not end until midnight PST.

I put some titles in my cart and it said I got one of them free.

I quickly placed three orders, for three titles each, for the titles that were normally 40 each, I got three for $40, for the titles that were normally 30 each I got three for $30, sweeet deal.
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Postby Mich » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:33 pm

Steam Sales.

I got... a lot.

And they're still happening.
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Postby Luet » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:51 pm

What is a steam sale?
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Postby Mich » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:19 am

Um, basically, bi-annual video game sales of enormous savings.
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Postby Boothby » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:43 am

I got a pair of Pioneer HPM-100 speakers (4-way, ported) for $30. They sell for $300-$400 on e-bay.

Hell! They even have their own WIKIPEDIA entry!!

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Postby steph » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:46 pm

Wow! Nice score!
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:56 pm

I just got a new washer and dryer for about 30% off, all told.


Our dryer must have heard us being pleased that we'll get a paycheck every week (we get paid on different 2 week cycles) because it does today. Given that I paid 150 for the pair 3 years ago (and the guy I got them from paid 300 4 years before that from someone else), it wasn't worth fixing. So, we bought a new one! The set was on closeout, we took the floor models (last ones left), there was a 10% off sale and 5% off on a Sears card (no interest 6 months, and we'll pay it all off when the statement comes in.) So, 1400 set for a little over 800 (plus delivery, but we'd be getting that either way.)
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Postby Boothby » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:39 am

PC04--congrats!

As it turns out, those little domes are totally unimportant; they're dust covers for some soldered wires within. So, I used a small sewing needle and popped it back out, and it's plenty good enough.

I listened to one of my Philip Glass CD's for the rest of the afternoon...awesomeness.
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Postby Cassandra » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:31 pm

Stylish denim jeans for $13.50. So well fitting that I bought a variety of washes... 7 pairs in all: 2 blue, 1 grey, 1 black, 1 white, 1 brown, 1 rust.
I hope I don't have to shop for pants for a long while.
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Postby Boothby » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:24 am

Replacement Pioneer CD player ("Juke Box" style) and Dual-deck Tape Player, all separates, for my home stereo system. $20 each. And, for the first time in a long time, I THREW OUT OLD ELECTRONICS*. Such an odd feeling!


* Don't worry--I recycled them at the dump.
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Postby Satya » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:57 pm

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Got about a dozen of these for around 20 bucks, they're usually 3-5 dollars each. I've been giving them and other toys away as prizes in little contests I've been holding and hold in the near future on my site.
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