I am a shopper.
More importantly, I am a Clearance Shopper. I have been eying a few items on ZGallerie, but on my budget I cannot afford anything at this store anymore... so I thought.
I am browsing, collecting data for my Pinterest boards when I click on the Clearance section.
Low and behold, there is a bowl for my coffee table I wish I could have. At over $60 with the shipping and tax, there was no way my little wish could ever come true, until last week.
That bowl was under $18. Yeah, I had to do the double take too. So with hope in my heart that there was enough in the end of the month budget for a trinket, I placed the item in the shopping cart and pressed the Check Out Button.
Then I could see what the tax and shipping were going to do to the price. When all was said and finished, the price was under $26. I could not believe my eyes, or my budget. I just had enough.
Now, one has to ponder: is the item worth it? do i really need it? I could still walk away.
I pressed the next button, and the next one.
Excitement surged as I finally after all these years of being sick, broke, and discarded, I was able to buy something nice that I can look at every day and know that with time and mad budgeting skills, I too can afford even high-end clearance sales.
The only scary part is when Fedex placed the poundage on their tracking site. 17.1 pounds for a bowl. What have I gotten myself into? I hope the bowl does not break my coffee table!
I know. I need a new hobbie. I have more pressing matters like writing and editing chapbooks and novels, getting my artistic creativity back on track, and doing what I need to get better. I have been doing that for over eight years now. So I have not been slacking ;)
Every once and awhile, you need to do something for you and only you. Remember that when you see something you want and it does not break the bank to acquire it.
Have a great and wonderful day!