Friday, 26 December 2008

Boxing Day "Sales"

I'd just like to start out by saying that this is the FIRST Boxing Day I've ever shopped on. I've worked plenty, but never been a shopper! I'd also like to add that Boxing Day Sales in Whitehorse SUCK.

That didn't stop me from spending $800, however (so much for my no-spend day). I really wanted some x-country skis and some snowshoes. No deal there, apart from everything being 10% off, not just the ski package. I've already found a discrepancy which I can probably get fixed this afternoon. The pants I bought were on sale for $90, but were rung through at $120. I didn't notice this until I got home about 15 minutes ago. I have to go back downtown this afternoon anyway, so I'll stop in and see if there's anything they can do. $30 is a substantial boo-boo - guaranteed I wouldn't do it for $3, but I will for $30.

I also bought a DVD player, which is something I've wanted for a while. DVDs play fine on my computer, but I like having the separate player for watching that. I went to one place where they were having a Boxing Day Blowout. What a joke! The lowest priced DVD player they had was $100 and they went up from there. So much for savings! I ended up going to the Source (used to be Radio Shack) and picked one up there instead. I budgeted $80, but as I got the only one left - the floor model - it came to $73.49. It was marked at $79 on the shelf, but rung in at $69.99. So, not a huge savings, but still better than the lame "blowout" prices at the first place I went to.

All the funds for this, by the way, have come out of my "mad money" account, so I don't feel too bad for buying. It was quieter than I thought it would be, too, as I went out early purposely to miss the crowds. Maybe it's just some specific places that are going to be really busy.

I'm home to have a shower, do the dishes, then head out again for another late shift at the hotel. It was a long night last night, and will be tonight as well, but I can have a bit of a sleep in tomorrow, which will be nice.

7 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-well done on your bargains, they were needed, so you did well indeed!

Fabulously Broke said...

I hook my laptop up to the projector to watch DVDs from it.

Works like a charm.

But if you didn't have a project, laptops also have a TV OUT plug that you could hook up to your TV..

Looks like you stayed well under budget!

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

Canadian Saver said...

Oh you got great stuff!!! I didn't go out for sales yet, but I will go in January... there will still be some stuff left then I'm sure :-)

Northern Living Allowance said...

CS - no doubt there will still be good stuff around in the Jan sales! I'm very pleased with my new things and am looking forward to trying my new skis. One bonus is that there is an hour free lesson included in a ski package so I want to take advantage of that. It's been 30 years since I've been x-country skiing and much has changed...

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-me again!! I love the new look blog layout-fabulous my dear!

Frugal Dreamer said...

I too am in need of a DVD player, which I will be purchasing very soon (with a gift card I received at Christmas). Sounds like you got a good deal :)

I also like the new look! very clean!

Christine said...

First time for Boxing Day shopping, huh? You sound like a pro at it. lol! ;)

love the new layout. Have a wonderful celebration bringing in the New Year!