MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Pays to ask questions!


I've been searching for a wrought-iron looking piece of 'art' to finish up the wall decoration in our renovated bathroom and have been to several thrift stores to no avail.  A local store (Giant Tiger) had this piece on their shelf a week or so ago at a price of $14.95, which was too expensive for a simple decorative element for a bathroom that is rarely used.  I refused to even consider it.

However, as time went on and my search was coming up empty, I began to rethink this one.  I doubted it would still be there because it was the only one they had and it was minus the box.  Well, it was still there and still minus the box AND the glass candle holders that went along with it.  On the off-chance that they might reduce the price I trundled it up to the check out and simply asked if there could be any kind of discount.  The supervisor was called and she disappeared (I thought to ask someone higher in the pecking order), but back she came bearing the candle holders and gave me the whole thing for $2!!!!!!!!  Yes, you read that right!  I was blown away.  Jack has nipped off the candle holder rings and I'm left with a perfect piece of 'art' for the wall...for the grand sum of two dollars!!  

Yeah!!

12 comments:

Doreen G said...

Wow MA how clever are you.I bet it looks great in the bathroom.

Dolores said...

Ha! When I read the title of your post I was reminded of my daughter who, two days ago went to purchase a pair of boots and asked if there was any chance of getting a 'sweet deal.' (she is gutsy) The lady at the store said that since they were the last pair in that colour, she could get 10% off. So, yes, it most definitely pays to ask.

agypsyangel said...

WOW, what a deal. I love it.

Joyce said...

It always pays to ask! Great score.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

What a great find you saavy shopper you! I'll be calling you the next time I decide to buy a new car. LOL!

arlee said...

i like Giant Tiger---you might have to pick through the stuff sometimes, but it's usually worth it--this is a score and a half!

Leone said...

Don't you just love a bagain - and expecially a good one like this. You asked about the calendar I made and yes I will be making little notes on it each day. It will be fun to look back at the end of the year and see what I did with my days.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A RESULT.....$2!!!!
x I think my only thrifting win was a pair of huge vintage metal indian printing blocks sold to me for £5 as no-one knew what they were in the charity shop
samm x

kaite said...

that's wonderful, extraordinary. you obviously caught them in just the right mood. k.

so-crazy said...

perfect you scored the deal of the day, congrats

Suztats said...

It does pay! What a great deal! Yay!

MosaicMagpie said...

Yeah Baby! Never hurts to ask, all they can say is No!
Debbie