Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table. (aspiring2live) wrote,
Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table.

My wife is a shopping GENIUS!

Last night, Allie went to JC Penney because they sent her yet another flyer in the mail about their fabulous sale deals. We have a credit card with them, which is why we get the flyers, and in my desire to reduce our debt, we have had more than one debate over whether it is worth keeping a card to be on the mailing list. However, she went, and I can't argue any more.

The bad news is she spent $204.46 at a time when we really didn't have the money, so nearly all of that went straight on the Penney's card.

The good news is that the sale was massive (40% off of sale and clearance prices!) and she actually got $1668.80 worth of clearanced, name-brand, mostly summer, boys clothes for that price. For example, a boys Izod, short-sleeved shirt, originally $24, for $1.66! If you do the math, her total purchase was 88% off the retail prices. Wow.

Now, all these clothes are not for our sons, though some of them are, but the vast majority are for sale on eBay. Next Spring we will be uploading auctions and reaping the benefits of her shopping prowess. If you think about it, we are providing a valuable "middle-man" service at a modest profit. We aren't getting rich by any means, but the "extra" money helps us. A shirt and pants we buy clearanced in the Fall for a total of $3-5 might sell next Spring for $15-20 or more, if we are lucky. But not only do we turn a profit, the buyer gets the clothes still new with the tags and waaaay below retail. Win-win, baby!
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