Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bargain Queen

A few days ago, I got a new monitor from Target. It was originally $160, and I paid $60 for it. HERE'S THE STORY!

Actually, I first purchased the monitor a few weeks ago. It was clearanced down to $112 at that point, but I knew it could possibly drop even lower. I held on to my receipt and kept the monitor sealed up, then I repeatedly went to Target to see if the price had dropped. One day, it had! All the way down to $80. The awesome thing is that I also managed to dig out a $20 Target gift card I forgot I had. I went in, returned the monitor, repurchased it, and used my gift card. Grand total: $60. Heck yeaaaah!

Here's the page for the monitor. It's quite snazzy, and I'm very happy with it!

Bargain shopping is one of my biggest hobbies, and it's somewhat of a game for me to find awesome deals on stuff that I want. I basically have a rule that I refuse to pay full price for most things. I don't think I've bought a $60 video game yet. I think from now on, I'll make a post series here out of whatever big bargains I come across in my daily life. It's such a common thing for me that I'll undoubtedly have lots of bargain updates.

I probably mentioned it when it happened, but the last big bargain I found before this one was my beloved coat I was raving about back in November. It was originally about $500 at Macy's here, and I had this whole ridiculous plan set up to have someone in Spain purchase and mail one to me (since the company that makes it is in Spain, it was a lot cheaper there). However, a miracle happened: It went on clearance at Macy's! In addition to the clearance price, I opened up a Macy's card to get an additional large percentage off of the cost. Grand total: $135! That's still pricey, but considering how amazing it is and that it will probably last me my whole life, I'm very pleased!

I love bargains.

Here's a picture of something I just noticed at the LAN center like two nights ago. It has apparently been there as long as they've been open, and I never noticed it a single time in my year or so of hanging out at this place. I was very sleepy when I spotted him, so I immediately went into a laughing fit for a good 10-15 minutes. My friend had to stand in front of me and block my view of him to make me stop.
Ceiling cat.


  1. thats like my one friend wanted a 24 inch computer screen from newegg, and it was originally 200 but 5 mins later he went back on teh page and it was 50% off so his patience worked and hes rather happy... and i remember that coat you wanted... it was rather epic if i do say so myself... but congrats on your finds

  2. Wow, that's pretty pro Jonna. It's like playing the stock market, but with actual goods.

    I can't believe you'd do your business in the middle of a LAN center like that. I've lost some respect for you Jonna. :P

  3. My girlfriend made that Ceiling cat papercraft as a gift for me. I have it on my bedroom :3

    It stares into your soul D:

  4. Nice! I got a 23" LCD for $110 or $120. That felt like a pretty nice deal to me. :'D